That's the old stone house. We've been
there since 1988 and have renovated just about everything but the cobblestone structure.
Here's the story of the renovation and a few pictures.
Our son, Ethan, turned eighteen
April on the same
day his mom turned . . . oops, I can't say.
My wife Patricia
is the Executive Director of the New York Water Environment Association
a position she's held since 1998. She's also a member of the
board of directors of the Oneida Lake Association
(the first woman so elected) and is a Board Member of the
Cleveland Historical Society and the Central Square Unitarian
After seven and a half years as Mayor of the Village of Cleveland
(Feb. 1995-July 2002) I retired after serving my 4th term and not
seeking re-election. Cleveland is located on the North
Shore of Oneida Lake, about thirty-five miles North of Syracuse in Oswego County, New York.
I am currently serving as a Oswego County Legislator
representing the 5th District, which includes the
Constantia and the
Village of Cleveland.
In 1996 I became involved with a startup
environmental company and I was selected by the Board of Directors to become the company's
president. The company received a United States patent for it's innovative water and
wastewater treatment technology in the summer of 1998 and in Aug. 1999 we sold of the
company. Since Pat had just been elected as the new Executive Director of NYWEA, I took
the opportunity to become a stay at home dad for my son Ethan. The
best job I ever had!
In June 2003, as Ethan
start full-day Kindergarten in the fall, I fulfilled a long held dream and started a
publishing company called
The Forager Press,
I developed a web site for the company which includes a bookstore, an
informational section about the Adirondacks,
and an online field
guide for finding, identifying and preparing edible wild plants and
Our second publication "Adirondack Characters and
Campfire Yarns" by
William J. O'Hern is in its
"Under an Adirondack
Influence" and "Adirondack Adventures,"
with O'Hern and host our websites
Jay has since published 6 more books: Adirondack Wilderness Days,
Life in a North Country Lumber Camp, Adirondack Kaleidoscope and
North Country Characters, Adirondack Wilds, The Hermit and Us, Adirondack Memories and Campfire Stories and Spring Trout and Strawberry Pancakes, all available at our web sites:
In Oct. 2011, I was
elected President of the Central
Adirondack Search and Rescue Team (CASART.) It is an
honor to serve the team, which is comprised of some of the most
talented and selfless individuals I have ever worked with. You can
learn more about our outstanding team and the work we do at the
team's web site CASART.org.
In October of 2012, my brother, two good friends and I closed on
Seabury Lodge, our dream
cabin in the Adirondacks. "Weav" says it's "the
best place in the world."
Send an email "roy -at-
reehil.com" to say hello, we'd like to hear from you. Thanks for stopping
by! (If you copy and paste the email address change the -at- to @)
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