October 23, 2021

Women power hardware store

October 3, 2021

DeRUYTER — A three-woman team is in charge of the day-to-day operation of Countryside Hardware — a family-owned business for 101 years. “We have always had women that run the store. No special reason why. […]

Maple production disappoints

April 8, 2021

You’ll have a chance to stock up Saturday with your favorite maple products. You might want to think about doing just that. While, Cooper Hill Maple of Marathon has typically produced 595 gallons of maple […]

Maple products on-the-go

March 22, 2021

Dozens of customers pulled up the driveway at Cooper Hill Maple farm Saturday to pick up their favorite maple products outside the farm’s sugar house. The Boice family of Marathon was selling its spring favorites […]

Hard Work, Sweet Reward

March 21, 2021

Ben Hanna is not one to squander his resources. The Cortlandville man took note of a row of maple trees in his back yard when he bought his house. The 30-year-old, an engineer, decided he’d […]

Feeling sapped by the weather

February 28, 2019

Tim Custer began tapping trees around Jan. 15 in preparation of a snow storm. Two weeks later, he was finished with the 14,500 taps. The payoff — around 600 gallons of syrup, boiled in four […]