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Kenoza Lake

October 7, 2022

Susan Brown Otto
Posted 10/7/22

October 6 — It is the time of year when our countryside turns glorious, as our maple trees turn those gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows. Take some time these next few days to go outside and …

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Kenoza Lake

October 7, 2022


October 6 — It is the time of year when our countryside turns glorious, as our maple trees turn those gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows. Take some time these next few days to go outside and enjoy God’s wonderful handiwork. 

Set the table and prepare yourself for a delicious meal, this coming Saturday, October 8th, the Kenoza Lake Fire Company’s annual, Roast Beef Dinner.  Take outs only.  Mr. Slater will be roasting the beef and Mr. Raum will be making his famous gravy. Real mashed potatoes.  Takes outs only!  Kathy Armbrust is looking for additional helpers, so if you want to help our beloved local fire company, give Kathy a ring or just stop by Friday night or Saturday afternoon. 

The Kenoza Lake United Methodist Women will be resuming their election day Soup, Chili, and Krispy Kreme doughnut sale! More information to follow.

I haven’t received an electric bill in a few months. I went online and NYSEG keeps saying that since the month of July, that I owe nothing. Why?  Twice I called NYSEG.  One time I waited for more than 30 minutes. A friend and neighbor advised me that the reason why some people are not receiving the NYSEG bills depends on if the person signed up for the special solar pricing arrangement. I signed up back in August 2020. I never heard anything back from the solar company.  Apparently, the delay with not receiving the NYSEG bills has to do with the NYSEG people adjusting for the solar electricity.  I am bracing for the day when I will once again start to get the NYSEG bills.  

This past week, someone posted something on a person by the name of Sir Nikola Tesla, who was the assistant to Alexander Graham Bell.  Tesla Motors was named for this Serbian inventor, who created the induction motor and alternating-current power transmission. I encourage you to read up about Sir Nikola Tesla.  Fascinating history of an inventor who got gypped. 

Statement of fact, not a political comment, people ask me about the upcoming election and who is running for congress.  At least five people have asked me this question, so I think that it is worth repeating, in 2022, Marc Molinaro is/was on the ballot two times. The first time in August, for the special election to fill Antonio Delgado’s seat, after Mr. Delgado was selected to be the NYS Lieutenant governor. That special election was for a four-month term only. However, prior to Antonio Delgado’s resignation, Molinaro was the candidate running for the 19th Congress district, for a two-year term and is on the ballot on November 8th.

Congratulations to Aaron Judge on hitting your 62nd home run for the NY Yankees.  Let’s go Mets! Big weekend for the Mets.

Part of the unpaid benefits of having one’s own business is the ability to listen to whatever radio station or music that one wants to listen to. I started my tax practice back in February 2000 and shortly after starting my own income tax business, I started to listen to the then Imus in the Morning, radio show. Bernard McGurk was the Executive Producer of the Imus radio show and was on the radio show daily. When Imus left the radio (and eventually died), 77 WABC radio station was sold, and the Bernie and Sid radio show began.  The radio show was on from 6:00 am until 10:00 am.  I listen to the show daily.  I can listen to it from my computer or from the radio app on my cellphone. I have met Sid Rosenberg several times, as his mother owns a house in Kauneonga Lake. Sid’s partner Bernie has been battling prostrate cancer since last year. At 6:00 this morning, I learned that Bernard McGurk passed away yesterday. Listening to a daily radio show, the radio show hosts are almost like family. You share your daily life with these radio personalities.  I shed a few tears this morning when I heard the solemn news.  Bernie delayed getting tested for prostrate cancer. Please spread the word to men to go out and get tested and get tested early on. 

The below is from the Farmers’ Almanac. I thought you might find this excerpt of interest regarding this Sunday’s full moon.

The Harvest, the Hunter, and the Equinox: For decades, the Almanac has referenced the monthly full Moons with names tied to early Native American, Colonial American, and European folklore. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred and through all of the Moon’s phases—not only the full Moon.

The Harvest Moon and the Hunter’s Moon are unique in that they are not directly related to this folklore, nor necessarily restricted to a single month. Instead, they are tied to an astronomical event: the autumnal equinox!

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon which occurs nearest to the date of the autumnal equinox (September 22, 2022). This means that either September or October’s full Moon may take on the name “Harvest Moon” instead of its traditional name. Similarly, the Hunter’s Moon is the first full Moon to follow the Harvest Moon, meaning that it can occur in either October or November.

This year, the Harvest Moon occurred on September 10, so the Hunter’s Moon will follow it one lunar cycle later, on October 9.

Why Is It Called the Hunter’s Moon? It is believed that this full Moon came to be called the full Hunter’s Moon because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for the cold winter ahead. Animals are beginning to fatten up ahead of winter, and since the farmers had recently cleaned out their fields under the Harvest Moon, hunters could easily see the deer and other animals that had come out to root through the remaining scraps (as well as the foxes and wolves that had come out to prey on them).


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