A Saint Once Among Us: Absalom Jones

Quarterly, the St. James Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission will spotlight an individual recognized in the Episcopal Church’s Lesser Feasts and Fasts who also represents cultural, gender, or ethnic diversity. The following is summarized from a biography presented to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2022. Absalom Jones was born enslaved to a […]

Doce Lume Farm: Gardening for the 21st Century

Our mission is to engage the Skaneateles Lake community in watershed protection and ecosystem restoration by converting properties to deep-rooted native perennial plants, filtering increasingly frequent polluted runoff from intense rainfall events and providing habitat to native insect and bird populations that are both seeing steady declines in numbers.   A 2023 study reveals that “at […]