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OPEN | Make a Mercantile

OPEN | Make a Mercantile

Erin Gardner, Grey Fox Felting’s Founder, gives us a glimpse of the chaos, hand-wringing, and endless hours of needle-felting that went on behind closed doors in order to open her very own brick-and-mortar store.

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Tapping Potential in New York's Maple Industry

For many, the thought of maple syrup conjures sweet images of pancakes on a Saturday morning. But for thousands in New York, maple is not just a childhood breakfast treat but a growing industry and way of life. Michael Farrell, director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Center, an outdoor laboratory station in Lake Placid, said records show around 1,500 maple producers in New York, but there are likely somewhere between 3,000 to 4,000. Most maple products

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A Native Museum Reborn: Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois Becomes Skä-noñh Center

The moment of first contact between European explorers and the indigenous American peoples — mistakenly called “Indians” — must have been remarkable: two radically different cultures learning about each other and sizing each other up; it’s an improbable circumstance to contemplate in today’s interconnected global society. On the shores of Onondaga Lake in Liverpool, N.Y., just north of Syracuse, sits a museum designed to commemorate that first contact experience, the Skä•noñh Center,

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Meet the Maker: Lisa Miller and The Foal Project

A preoccupation with the end of life motivates so much of what we do that we too infrequently marvel at its beginning. One photographer became interested in capturing those first few moments on earth. It was an interesting, though not totally improbable, shift for Lisa Miller, a photog who has built her reputation by documenting another important life stage: weddings. Educated at both the Mohawk Valley Community College and the New York Institute of Photography, and based out of her own Studio di

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On The Road with NYSOM: (Sweet) 16 Reasons to Visit NY

We admit — because of this winter’s interminable cold weather — we’ve been counting down the days until April. Despite our New York teams not making it to this year’s Sweet 16 round in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, March still gave us many reasons to celebrate in New York. Between Women’s History Month and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan, we also feted two of our favorite iconic New Yorkers: Bill Cunningham turned 85 on the eve of the opening of his Facades exhibit

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