December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Columns

Remembering the ‘Hearty Old Holiday Customs’

In the late 1800s, Hudson Valley native Washington Irving wrote of his experience visiting England during the Advent and Christmas seasons in a book called Old Christmas. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

130 Years Ago December 2 6, 1879

The President’s Message Excerpted from remarks of President Rutherford B. Hayes to the Senate and House of Representatives More...

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Weekly Quotation

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale