James and Ethel

James and Ethel by Keith Schmidt In 1910, 16 year old James Irish was an errand boy for a drug store on Dominic Street in Rome, New York, where he had lived since arriving from England with his family in 1904. In 1912 his mother, Bridget Ryan Irish died in Rome and in 1920 he […]


Spring Events

Fires Along the North Shore, the latest collaboration of Jack Cottet and Kathy Darrow is now available for purchase.  This book contains several accounts of historical fires along the north shore dating from 1952 to 2010.  Several black & white and color photographs are included in the publication.  Each book is $20 with an additional $5 […]