Saturday, April 26, 2014

Little Boy (4 years old) Rocks the Kayak

You have to check out this video of this little boy who we saw at the Green Kayak Market in New Richmond on the Ohio. He took the Old Lodge Stage and rocked out a tune.....How cool is that


Friday, April 18, 2014

The Village of New Richmond--now in song....

There is just so much fun coming from the small Village of New Richmond down along the Ohio River. The Village celebrates its 200 years of fortune, floods and festivities with so many great events this year. We visited the Village on Thursday and heard the new song "At New Richmond." This rock/folk song carries a strong beat, great musicianship and tells an amazing story. Check it out at the following link (we hear it will be on iTunes soon)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

FEMA Reforms May Well Kill Historical River Towns....

Congress passed alleged reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program in 2012 only to find that they did a poor job. Alleged unintended consequences led to the 2012 law being shelved. Unfortunately, in the zest to politicize a complicated issue, Congress set out to push through a "revised" law suggesting that such protects the consumer. Wrong again......

In light of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, Congress sought to capitalize on the media blitz and the result has been the devaluation of so many properties along the Ohio River (and others). This devaluation will lead to lower property taxes (adversely affecting schools and other services),  bankruptcies, decline of historical buildings, increased poverty in rivertowns throughout Appalachia and squelching of small business. Despite such "unintended consequences," Congress will move on to the next cycle of spending on re-elections, Members Representational Allowances (averaging $1.2 million, per Congressional Research Service: ) and other such items.

Small river communities need to ban together to remedy the failures of our leaders. I heard the New Richmond (Ohio) Business Association is already taking action. Here's a link to information on the new law:  and

Monday, April 7, 2014

We Got Lost.......

Sorry, all, for getting lost for a bit. We're back and getting ready for the summer. Lots happening along the Ohio River this summer, particularly with the New Richmond (Ohio) Bicentenial. We will be posting some of the upcoming big events soon. In fact, we already posted on the big Chautauqua Festival over the 4th of July weekend; great acting, music and more.......

We were in town this weekend and heard about all the fun coming at the Green Kayak Market; upgraded kitchen/menu, sand volleyball and more. As is typical for New Richmond, there was lots of music this weekend, and we jumped from the Kayak to the Front Street Cafe and back a few times.

Hopefully the river will stop rising and fall to "pool level" soon!  Check back regularly................,