Here’s a preview of just some of the good writing you’ll find
in the present issue:
• From “Traveler’s Retreat,” our cover story on the Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn and home of Michael and Stacia Takach, by writer Richard Frost and photographer John Mitchell:
…one winter morning as he drove by the Stagecoach Inn on the way to the cabin, Michael noticed the current owner shoveling snow off the roof. “Hey,” the man called down, “you need to buy this place.” That proved about all the stimulus Michael needed. Stacia related her caution and how she reminded him to think it through a little more before making the leap. But once they discussed the potential in detail, she was all in, too.
• From Tim Rowland’s profile of Elizabethtown-based bookseller
L.W. Currey, “Long Live the Book!”:
Books of fantasy and science fiction might be futuristic, but Currey, now 75, is obviously a firm believer in print. These are works that can’t be deleted or hacked, and they have warmth that transcends cold electronic screens. As evidence, he begins casually pulling from the shelves the work of literary legends, conscientiously presented in artful bindings than have been carefully crafted, not spit out by some rote computer program. There are first editions, photographs, movie scripts…manuscripts and letters. At some point, the books cease to be inanimate volumes of paper and start to breathe.
• From a guide to “Growing Your Own Beets” by Dr. Leonard Perry:
Ancient beets had thin, fibrous roots and so were consumed for their stems and greens….One of the earliest records of people eating the roots was from Germany or Italy in 1542. At that time, beet roots resembled a parsnip more than they did the generally rounded shape of modern beets, which began appearing during the late 1500s. These are believed to have come from an ancient North African vegetable. Medieval cooks used beets in pies. Elizabethans used them in tarts and stews. Thomas Jefferson planted them at Monticello.
Read these stories and more in this month's issue.
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