America’s Pastime

  Baseball. The sport known as America’s Pastime. Although the sports paradigm has transitioned to large audiences for the NFL, NBA and College Football, Basketball and Lacrosse, Baseball has a history that resonates strongly with the generations that embraced it in its hay day. As we move into another post-season of baseball, it seemed appropriate […]


Griesmyer’s History of Cleveland Glass

    This blog post reproduces the outstanding article written by Frederick G. Griesmyer titled The Story of the Rise and Fall of Cleveland as Center for New York Glass Works.  Originally published in Courier Magazine in January of 1954, Mr. Griesmyer, a former worker at the Getman Glass Factory, provides a detailed account of […]


Tales of Oneida Lake

Once again, Jack Henke has compiled a collection of stories highlighting the history of and around Oneida Lake.  In Tales of Oneida Lake, the following chapters specifically focus on stories about Cleveland and it’s residents: Vignettes of Frenchman’s Island features an article, “A Tale of Lake Oneida”, published by the Chittenango Herald, as the catalyst […]