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June 2018

The VanVolkinburg family serves French-style pastries at 401 Espresso. more

People & Life

Ice cream cuisine goes quackers at the Spotted Duck in Penn Yan. more

Food & Drink

The new's on you, but Ginger's Attic Vintage Rentals has the rest covered. more

People & Life

Meet local artist BJ Maker at Wellsboro's First Friday. more

Arts & Leisure

For years, a herd of happy grazers has called the Wayne Township Landfill home. more

Outdoors

Outdoors

When fishing for summer brookies, there's no better plan. more

Outdoors

The Flower Divas of Montour Falls make every bride a goddess. more

People & Life

One man's trash sets another man's table. more

Food & Drink

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LINDA STAGER

Small dairy farms are squeezed by big producers. more

Outdoors

Amber Waves of Grain

In the aftermaths of September 11, 2001, Gary Cronk, of Penn Yan, says he and his wife, Darlene “felt like everyone else—dumbfounded, hurt.” They wanted to show their support for families, for the country. It was odd for those few days after the attack when there were no planes in the sky, but, knowing flights would resume again at some point, the couple wanted to make a sign big enough for pilots and passengers at 30,000 feet to see it. “We’re proud that we accomplished this,” Gary says of the field of winter wheat in shapes of the letters USA, each the size of a football field, which can also be seen from Route 54A. The Cronks maintained the field for about ten years, and have since sold the property. The new owners, father and son team Greg and Jeffrey MacDonald, are maintaining the letters in grass. ~ Gayle Morrow