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Matt Dodge in the Masters GS Race at Berkshire East on February 3, 2023. ©Mark D Phillips

The Top of the Race Pyramid: The Sise Cup 2023

The Sise Cup is the most prestigious award within the New England Masters and is bestowed to the top man and woman points holders at the end of each season. With an epic battle between two top women and a dominant seven-time winner for the men, 2023 was an amazing race season.

Masters Eastern Championships at Stratton

In a challenging season for ski racing, Stratton Mountain was the scene for the 2023 Masters Eastern Regionals from January 25 to 28, 2023. Friday’s scene was set for the Slalom Championships with Giacomo Migliori taking first overall, a feat he would accomplish in Saturday’s GS Championship as well. Jason Beland came in second at +0.82, followed by Bastien Martini in third at+1.00. Alexandra Mitchell finished first for women and fourth overall. Maggie Sellar came in second at +8.72 and Deborah Adams at +11.29.

NEMS Race at Waterville Valley NH

NEMS races two New Hampshire legendary mountains

For East Coast ski racers, Waterville Valley and Canon Mountain are the places where East Coast ski racing came of age. After a five year hiatus, New England Masters Skiing returned to Waterville for 2 GS races on Friday, Jan. 20th. The races took place on the legendary World Cup trail, an opportunity that drew some of the best Masters skiers in the region. On Saturday, Jan. 21st, Masters moved to Canon Mountain for the Hochgebirge Challenge Cup Slalom race, the oldest team ski race in the United States.

Ice at the base of the American falls of Niagara Falls looks like the skin of a dinosaur bathed in the mist from the water. The brown color and patterns feel prehistoric. ©Mark D Phillips

Best of 2022 in Images

The South Brooklyn images of 2022 covered many topics. I’ve broken down our favorite images and stories into four categories – Gowanus Canal, Sports, Travel and Nature. As usual, the Gowanus Canal gave me another yearly portfolio of the ever changing landscape of Brooklyn’s Superfund waterway. It became a year […]

Immersive Walking Tours of the Gowanus Canal

Artichoke Dance Company will present Immersive Performance Tours of Gowanus on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June  18, with a second opportunity on June 24 and 25, 2023. This experience combines an informational walking tour with interactive experiences and site performances, beginning at the Old Stone House in Park Slope.

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2023 to be held May 20 through May 28 from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront showcasing local artists in participating shops, galleries, salons, restaurants, and businesses.

Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2023

Discover new, and established, local Brooklyn artists whose works will be displayed in windows and inside the charming shops during the Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2023, held May 20 through May 28 from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront through the enchanting historic neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and downtown Brooklyn.

Orion Spacecraft with Earth and Moon

Leaving the surly bonds of Earth

The Artemis-1 mission is firing the imagination with images that captivate and bring back the excitement of the 1968 Lunar Christmas, an event that brought astronomy into my life. I grew up in an age of exploration that finally feels like it has returned.