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Stetson's Corner: A pivotal year

Huge decisions ahead

I would like to think that CR426 is a work in progress, but the current scenario looks sloppy, ill-thought-out and dangerous.

Stetson's Corner: Black and Blue vs. Purple

My friend's last words to me were wrapped in a whisper, but she uttered our code word in courage rather than fear.

My friend's last words to me were wrapped in a whisper, but she uttered our code word in courage rather than fear. In those final seconds she said good-bye.

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Stetson's Corner: Ready for any disaster

We see hardships happen to others and we feel bad, but we react as if extreme events happen only to other people.

We see hardships happen to others and we feel bad, but we react passively, as if extreme events, weather or otherwise, happen only to other people.

Stetson's Corner: 10 years of Geneva stories

Twelve years ago, a dusty dirt road led me to Stetson's Corner. Reminiscing on a decade writing about Geneva.

Twelve years ago, a dusty dirt road led me to Stetson's Corner. Reminiscing on a decade writing about Geneva.

Stetson's Corner: Defiance and freedom

The summer of 1776 was anything but festive for folks in the colonies, especially New England.

The summer of 1776 was anything but festive for folks in the colonies, especially New England. By early 1775 Americans expressed open defiance.

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Stetson's Corner: Nature's glory and ferocity

Life on the threshold of Geneva's forested wilderness; a tipping point of both glory and ferocity.

Geneva's forested wilderness has always been a safe home to me, but I try to be mindful of the delicate balance that nature shares with us – a tipping point of both glory and ferocity.

Stetson's Corner: Rewriting resolutions

Thirty-ish days into the new year also reminds us of our progress (or lack of) with those New Year's resolutions.

Stetson's Corner: Doing the unthinkable

He assumed no one would see him do the unthinkable. After all, it was just past midnight on a Thursday.

He assumed no one would see him do the unthinkable. After all, it was just past midnight on Thursday, two weeks after Christmas.

Stetson's Corner: Reflecting on a new year

I always cherish living in Geneva, but during this time of reflection as we usher in the New Year.

I always cherish living in Geneva, but during this time of reflection as we usher in the New Year, the uniqueness and simple practices of this community make it even more special.

Stetson's Corner: Orion soars

A bold stripe of white chalk arched across the sky streaking toward an inky atmospheric blackboard. “Godspeed, Orion,” whispered the old man.

A bold stripe of white chalk arched across the sky streaking toward an inky atmospheric blackboard. “Godspeed, Orion,” whispered the old man.

Stetson's Corner: Government remodel and remorse

Voting has become like last minute shopping, but with less research - ironic since information is more available than ever.

Buyers remorse is a fact of life in government and at the mall.

Stetson's Corner: Pumpkins and sustainability

In addition to being festive, pumpkins are quite nutritious, being low in calories and sodium, but high in protein, fiber, iron, Vitamin B and the important antioxidant beta-carotene.

’Tis the seasons for pumpkins! Geneva's pumpkin patch on the southwest corner of First and Main streets is in full swing and we hope you'll stop by and select your perfect pumpkin.

Stetson's Corner: Losing your right to vote

We may be frustrated, but if we don't exercise our hard-fought right to vote, then we cannot blame Washington.

We may be frustrated at gridlock, overspending and regulation, but if we don't exercise our hard-fought right to vote, then we cannot blame Washington for the dismal state of affairs.

Stetson's Corner: Violence's creeping numbness

A sort of creeping numbness has gradually made violence commonplace in our culture.

A sort of creeping numbness has gradually made violence commonplace in our culture. To stay quiet and not make a bad situation worse has become the safe choice.

Stetson's Corner: Visit Museums & Parks for Free

Seaplanes – a staple of transportation in a vast land that has few roads and a population of less than 750,000

Florida fall is just around the corner and although that promises love bugs and more rain, September also offers two national events that Geneva residents can enjoy right here on Main Street: Museum Day Live! and National Public Lands Day. This year both fall on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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