06/09/18 8:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

On a gravel lane just off one of the busiest stretches of Route 114 in the Center, Cris DiOrio, a big, bearded man, was taking tools out of the bed of a pickup parked under a tree.

There was an occasional sound, a hush of traffic from the road. Town suddenly became country as Cris, 29, walked up to an acre of cultivated land to work, he said, on “some irrigation issues.” (more…)

10/18/15 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Down the garden path: Rosemary Sanwald, Peter and Kate Topliff and Toby were the first ones down the path cleared by the Vinebusters crew in Sachem's Woods last week.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Down the garden path: Rosemary Sanwald, Peter and Kate Topliff and Toby were the first ones down the path cleared by the Vinebusters crew in Sachem’s Woods last week.

I’m assuming your bulb order has been sent, as mine has been and that you’re getting ready for the fall roundup. The next column will be my last — not only for the year but for good.

There’s a lot to do, but with the cool, brisk sunlit weather of fall, it actually feels good to be outside and working. (more…)