Article on page 10 of the 07/07 edition.
Two years ago, I was on the Hudson River in Catskill fishing for stripers on March 20th and I would be doing the same this year except DEC delayed the Opening Day from Mar 15 to Apr 1 in 2015 as part of new regulations aimed at increasing the Hudson River striper population.
Entire article in the 03-24 issue.
For the rebellious Confederate States of America, the fortunes of war had taken a nosedive. Savannah had fallen. So had Atlanta and Nashville. With the defeat at Fort Fisher on the North Carolina coast, the port of Wilmington was embattled. Petersburg was under siege. The Shenandoah Valley was in ruins. The Union controlled the Mississippi River. Rebel soldiers were deserting by the hundreds.
The entire article is in the February 19 edition.
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.
“Mine eyes have beheld the Promised Land!”
So wrote Major James Connolly of the 123rd Illinois Infantry to his wife, describing the arrival of Union forces on a high bluff overlooking the second-most important city in the Confederate States of America – Atlanta, Georgia - in mid-July of 1864.
The Union soldiers, on seeing the city, gave voice to a cheer that Major Connolly supposed might have been heard all the way to Atlanta. Within moments, he said, Generals William T. Sherman and George Thomas had joined them on the overlook, gazing southward across the Chattahoochee River at the city in the distance. Atlanta was a strategic city, a rail hub with foundries, factories, munitions plants and supply depots all very vital to the survival of the Confederacy. Its importance to the rebellious south could not be overstated, and the Confederates had encircled it with elaborate fortifications.
Read the entire article in the July 10th issue of the Express.