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What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. — Agnes M. Pharo

SUSAN PETRIE, SENIOR EDITOR, [email protected]

On River Street in Troy, N.Y. — the city where I was born and raised — there is a brownstone building that I’m particularly fond of. It overlooks the Hudson River and has a pair of commemorations on its front doorframe. On the right, an engraving recognizes the spot where the great fire of 1820 was halted. On the left, a worn bronze plaque reads: “Twas the night before Christmas when all thro’ the house…” (Many will recognize the popular Victorian poem credited to Clement C. Moore, but may not know it was first published in Troy in 1823.) ...Read full article

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