Nathaniel H. Hartshorne, 91

Writer, editor, actor, husband, and father September 18, 1926 – March 28, 2018 Nathaniel Hartshorne, a longtime resident of Blawenburg, died peacefully in his home on March 28, following a brief illness. Nat was born on September 18, 1926 in New York City to Robert and Esther Hartshorne. He attended St. Paul’s school and Hamilton college and spent two years in the U.S. Navy. On March 7, 1953 Nat married Valerie Thomas, orginally of Locust, NJ. Nat and Valerie moved from Brooklyn to Blawenburg in 1960 and from that time to the present have lived in their beloved home, the old tavern building, in the heart of Blawenburg. There they raised four children, hosted weddings, and entertained a cons

Year of the Dog

Huaxia Chinese School Welcomes the Year of the Dog By Annie Li A dragon parade, Peking Opera, folk dances, and martial arts demonstrations highlighted the Huaxia Chinese School’s recent new year celebration at the Montgomery Upper Middle School. Hundreds of Montgomery families celebrated the new year with traditional music, art and calligraphy demonstrations, and delicious longevity noodles, fried rice, bubble teas, tangyuan (a dessert made of chewy glutinous rice balls with a red bean paste filling), and other lucky foods. Chinese New Year is celebrated for 16 days, from New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. This period is also known as “Spring Festival.” Interesting to note: the new yea

A Time for Reflection

Every faith has a time of reflection — a time to step back and evaluate your life, your actions, and your purpose on this planet. It is an opportunity to slow down and assess what is working well and what needs improvement. As the Christian faith moves towards Easter (April 1, this year), the season of Lent is just that opportunity. How is it that people are called to serve their faith, but also their neighborhoods, their workplaces or schools, and their creator? People are not here for personal gratification. If that were the case, people would not have higher intelligence, or greater physical functioning than the rest of the animal kingdom. Rather, people are meant to be in communion with

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