Nov 12

Ami McKay’s The Virgin Cure Ami McKay’s debut novel The Birth House was inspired by the former midwife’s home she and her husband bought in Nova ‘Scotia near the Bay of Fundy. Her 2011 novel The Virgin Cure also has a real-life inspiration — McKay’s great-great grandmother was a woman doctor who ministered to the […]

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May 30

A moment in history… Fonda, NY Train Wreck “The wreck occurred on July 18, 1947 at Fonda, NY.  My grandfather was the engineer operating engine number 2775, an L2a Mohawk I believe. He was the only one injured.  It tied up all four tracks of the mainline for quite some time. He said the tower […]

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May 30

A moment in history… Hotel Roy Burned Fonda Landmark Destroyed – Night Porter Injured While Escaping Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, 26 Jan 1909 Fonda, NY – Jan 26 — The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered about 2 p.m. yesterday in Hotel Roy. The fire was first discovered by […]

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Mar 01

AC Fonda – Charleston Stop Anthony Cornelius Fonda (1818-1893) was the 6th of 10 children born to Cornelius Isaac and Alida VanVranken Fonda of Albany, New York.  He was baptized at the Boght Becker Reformed Dutch Church in Colonie, NY.  AC came from a family of farmers, but he took an interest in education.  In […]

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