, formerly a long time resident of Canadohta Lake has published a new book,
Frontier at Three Rivers
. The latest book was released on July 4.
Frontier at Three Rivers is a rewrite of two previous books,
Summer of 1763 and The Great Land Grab. The latest book has new maps and is illustrated by local artist Jack Paluh. The book chronicles the stories of pioneer families in western Pennsylvania and the dangers they faced..
Sam has a unique ability to bring history alive and the latest book, as well as the others, are enjoyable and informative. Get the book and sit back for some great, good summer reading.
Sam has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles for some thirty years, and has been a active in the Outdoor Writers of America and served as president of the Pennsylvania Chapter. He also was the editor of the popular Canadohta Lake Breeze and was active in many community events before moving to Florida. As can be seen in the picture below, he enjoys his fishing.
All of Sam's books can be purchased online at Sam Hossler or at Amazon.com including the newest
Frontier at Three Rivers
. Visit his Web page at
A friend from way back is one of the co-directors of this Web page and it is well worth the time and effort to take a look. It is energyjustice.net and it examines all sorts of energy sources and valuable, more green alternatives. Stay informed and know the issues before some company knocks on the door. It is an excellent site which discusses energy sources.
On the subject of energy the Crawford Renewable Energy plant, which will be one of, if not the largest tire incinerator plants in the world, will be the subject of a public hearing July 25 at 6:30 p.m. At Conneaut Lake High School. Care, who group who opposes the facility because of environmental concerns has a nice web at
I guess the moral of the story is don't believe everything you hear. It seems there are some questions being raised about the real economic impact of the Marcellus Gas drilling boom currently underway in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other regions.
Certainly, property owners can realize a tidy profit, but many others are not seeing any
according to this article in a Pittsburgh paper. Some communities have seen no benefits, while others are dealing with the damages to roads, bridges and water supplies. And since there is no gas tax on the drillers, all of the citizens of Pennsylvania are taking a hit. Questions are also being raised about the common belief that l
means more investment.
outdoor sport groups
are beginning to demand better controls and regulations because of water pollution in some of the best streams and problems with the states hunters. These groups claim the out of state drillers are not taking these issues seriously...and they are right. The natural resources of Pennsylvania do not belong to drilling companies from Texas, which donate a tidy sum of money to our politicos. The information can be found a
Harvest Season is Beginning
Support your local farms and buy local produce. Often, it is less expensive, it is fresher and tastier and it is usually far better for health.
A home vegetable garden can save money and can teach valuable dietary habits to younger family members. The
for Pennsylvania and many other states has risen dramatically because of the poor nutritional levels of the foods we are eating. Younger people who develop poor eating habits are destined for a later life plaque with some nasty
The Garden Here
Well, it has been so-so thus, far and a woodchuck is now posing some problems. I scattered some dog hair around thinking that would make him pause before eating beans and cauliflower, pumpkins and squash – didn't work. I am hoping some of the plants will recover. Pictured is a white pumpkin plant some critter feasted on yesterday; it decided to bloom anyway, so maybe it'll make it.
Well, I think it is a woodchuck; I have seen it (he's a huge one) in the vicinity, whereas, I hardly ever see a rabbit anymore. There are no deer tracks. And I don't think coyotes eat cauliflower plants. The garden is huge, about the size of a football field, so a fence is out of the solution.
Tomatoes and peppers are doing good now after a cold wet spring and a late start. The weather has been warm and dry here, hopefully, those conditions keep the late blight away. Maybe I'll get a watermelon crop this year; the plants are looking nice.
Peas will have to be a fall crop this year. It was just to wet and rainy in May and June to get them planted.
NOTE: I read an article last week which raises concerns about using Round-Up
. It's well worth the read.
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