The Express Newspaper – May 18, 2017

Val’s Sporting Goods Relocates – by Sandy McBride

In spite of a cold December drizzle, Val’s Sporting Goods enjoyed a well-attended Grand Opening on Saturday in its new location at 42 Hudson Avenue in the former DeCrescente Distributors Fitness Center, an expansive building overlooking the Hudson River.  Owned and operated by Val Serbalik’s grandson Josh Phelps for the past seven years, Val’s will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2015.

Read the entire article in the Dec. 11th issue of the Express.

Battle of the Wilderness Part 2 – by S. McBride


As Grant planned to get to the vital crossroads at Spotsylvania before Lee’s army could, Lee met the challenge. He sensed what Grant was thinking, and he was sure of the strategy the Union’s new commander would put in place.  Lee sent Jeb Stuart’s cavalry to delay the advancing Federals at Todd’s Tavern, which gave his infantry time to go by back roads to reach the courthouse before the Union army got there.


Read the entire article in the May 22nd issue of the Express.