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Merry Christmas from JayFlemma.com

…and as the shepherds lay in their fields tending to their flocks, an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were frightened at first. But the Angel smiled and said, “Fear not. For I bring glad tidings of great joy! For today in the City of David a savior is born to free the world from all of their sins.” And then suddenly the sky was filled...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Copake Country Club Article

It was an absolute joy to return to Albany area’s Copake Country Club this summer. As usual the Golf Course Trades team did a fabulous job in both print and on line. From the article: “When you stand atop the 12th tee of Copake Country Club on an early fall day, the entire valley around you blazes with glory: burning vermillion, fiery orange, shimmering...

Mom and Pop Files: Tiny McCauley Mountain Punches Back Against Coronavirus

OLD FORGE, NY – Everyone just calls him “Stevie U,” and the joke is that the U either stands for “unspellable” or “unpronounceable,” depending on usage. But Stephen G. Uzdavinis, (that’s “YOOZE-duh-VENUS” for those of you scoring at home), a.k.a. Stevie U, is living his Adirondack Mountains dream, managing and operating his life-long home base, Old Forge’s McCauley...

National Ski Council Federation Runs My Mount Sunapee Piece

Thank you to Joe Harvis, the National Ski Council Federation, and the folks at the North American Snowsports Journalists Association for all their help syndicating my Mount Sunapee article. Joe, you really made it look great. Here’s a link to the NSCF site. From the article: “Money and TLC were all that Mount Sunapee needed, and the Muellers were not short of...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 8 – Mount Sunapee

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 8 – Mount Sunapee —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— [Editor’s Note:  In a wonderful bit of synchronicity, this piece is published on Jay’s 16th anniversary of becoming a sports writer. Through the years, the Anniversary Article has always been a special occasion, and we smile...

Masters Unlike Any Other Looks as Good as Any Other Masters as Dustin Johnson Wins Green Jacket

Dustin Johnson won what the entire world hopes will be the only Masters Tournament ever contested without patrons, delayed by a pandemic disease. But take away the Coronavirus masks, turn the color of the trees back about six weeks, and look at Augusta National Golf Club and the 2020 Masters with the right kind of eyes, and it’s plain as day that this “Masters Unlike...

Sergio Garcia, Joaquin Niemann Withdraw From 2020 Masters Due to Covid-19 Positive Test Results

Augusta National Golf Club announced Monday that 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia informed the club he would not participate in the event after the positive test result.Sergio Garcia joins Joaquin Niemann as players to withdraw from the 2020 Masters after testing positive for COVID-19. We’ll be covering the Masters here and at Golf News Net, with columns and...

Mom and Pop Files: Geoff Hatheway and Magic Mountain – Plucky Vermont Indy Leads Rally Against Coronavirus

I feel it, and I believe in it: the same sense of community responsibility for the good and welfare of tiny, but plucky Magic Mountain that every one of its myriad fans shares. Tucked between southern Vermont’s Bromley, Stratton, and Mt. Snow – all much larger and far more corporate – this seeming runt of the litter actually bites even more fiercely than...