Power The Purse

Flocks head to the Sax-Zim Bog

It's birding festival time again!


A colorful pine grosbeak. Photo by Nick Seeger.MEADOWLANDS – Birdwatchers from all over the United States, as well as other countries, have come to know about the Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival which is sponsored by the Toivola-Meadowlands Devel… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

The Long Line

BECOMING A BIRDER Exercise patience and consistency


An adult black-capped chickadee is small and compact with a thin, short bill, gray back and wings, with light underparts.When life gives you crumbs, feed the birds! That is my motto. Last year in January, I put out a couple of bird feeders and began … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS

This month's photographer spotlight: Pamela Wetterling

Photographs by Pamela Wetterling.EDITOR’S NOTE: After a one-month hiatus, Focus on Photographers is back with a profile of Tower photographer Pamela Wetterling. Enjoy. – B. Miller TOWER – Pamela Wetterling first got interested in photography as a ch… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nominations sought for hero dog awards

 American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, announced on Jan. 16 the official start of the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards® campaign, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis Petcare (a U.S. business uni… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Contributions to date total $582,413.92 The Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project progresses

VIRGINIA – The Olcott Park Fountain Restoration committee reports that donations received during the months of October, November and December 2018 total $7,699.23. This brings the total contributions to the project to $582,413.92 Even though the foun… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Several pieces of legislation affect military taxpayers

Federal tax changes made for troops, spouses and veterans

Service members will likely see a reduction in their tax bills this year as a number of changes to the tax code come into effect. Photo credit: Michael Strasser, Army.Most service members and their families will see a reduction in their tax bills thi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Lost Puppy Case Files

A letter from Lizzy


Exhausted after one of my winter workouts. Photo by Annie.[EDITOR’S NOTE: After taking over his owner Brian Miller’s Out of the Blue column two weeks ago to try his paw at pun and satire, our intrepid canine columnist Case is back with his normal col… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Snack ideas for the big game



 This year, Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Vying for the championship this year are the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The Super Bowl has become close to a national … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ameriikan Poijat to perform at 82nd annual Laskiainen Festival in Palo Feb. 3

Ameriikan Poijat septet members perform at many festivals. Photo submitted.PALO – The brass septet Ameriikan Poijat (Boys of America) has been appearing at ethnic festivals, regional tours, and music conferences, presenting authentic social dance mus… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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