We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with traditional dancing, food and music! Things
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:00 AM by Madison County, NY
By Mike Jaquays
Throughout the year, antique and collectibles shoppers visit the world-famous Route 20 corridor from Madison to Bouckville, many becoming quite friendly with vendors and fellow shoppers alike. The resident dealers, shop and showfield owners, and the visiting vendors who come in for larger show events, have built up quite a community spirit with their clientele. “It’s almost like family coming back to visit,” said Craig Williams, owner of Butternut Hill Antique Showfield.
That makes shopping along and around Route 20 as much a social experience as a quest for the perfect
Malt, Hops, and History
Thanks to the efforts of smart industry leaders, sympathetic politicians, a tight connection between agriculture and brewing, and creative brewers themselves, the center of the Empire State is becoming a beer destination in its own right. A hundred years ago, the hills of Central New York—from Syracuse to Cooperstown and beyond—were covered in hops farms. For a significant time in the American history of brewing, it was the place to grow the bines that produce those bitter little cones. Then something horrible happened—