Jan 06

After 14 years of saving lives, Fonda’s Foundlings getting out of the cat rescue business January 6, 2013 by Centre Daily Times Shirley Fonda sits cross-legged on the floor in her Park Forest home and cradles Bob in her arms. Bob is about 8. He was born on a Bellefonte sidewalk. A boy brought him […]

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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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Sep 11

Pebble Beach war pilot recalls surviving missions By DENNIS TAYLOR, Herald Staff Writer, Posted: 09/05/2011 After flying his 50th bombing mission over Europe, Bill Fonda of the United States Army Air Force was rotated back to the U.S. to a base in Greenville, S.C. On the day he got those orders, he briefly considered asking […]

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Sep 11

Floodwaters can’t stop Fonda Fair Spirited effort to clear damage preserves 170-year-old tradition By Carol DeMare, Staff Writer – Friday, September 2, 2011 FONDA — For 170 years, the Fonda Fair has gone on as scheduled, attracting those from the surrounding farm communities as well as outsiders who come for the food, the rides, 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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