December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Columns

‘The Gift of the Magi’

Part Two of Two

W ithin forty minutes her head was covered with tiny, close-lying curls that made her look wonderfully like a truant schoolboy. She looked at her reflection in the mirror long, carefully, and critically. More...

‘Silent Night’: A History

‘The hymn “Silent Night” was written on the day before Christmas, 1818, in Oberndorf, a tiny village in the Bavarian mountains that had been cut off from the rest of the world by a severe blizzard. More...

Christmas Past, Christmas Presence

Well, here we are again. The holiday looms and tension increases as we work out schedules and menus and invitations and greeting cards and gift lists. We methodically create and check off our to-do list. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

80 Years Ago Jan. 2 1, 1930

Putnam not being an industrial county its citizens do not take the personal interest in the tariff laws that they should. More...

The Night Before Christmas

’ T was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. More...

Taking Putnam on a Culinary Journey

Gary Zuza and Executive Chef Richard Parente have been expanding Putnam’s palate while also expanding their restaurant, Sentrista Grill, located in the Clock Tower Commons in Brewster. More...

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'The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.' Benjamin Franklin