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This Months Feature Story

Wraps and carriers help keep your baby close

Text by Reid Sullivan, Photos by Gloria Wright

When her first child was 1 month old, Faith Rayland taught herself to carry a baby in a pouch sling by visiting the website


Photo by Michael Davis

New York State Fair

The New York State Fair starts on Thursday, Aug. 21, and runs through Monday, Sept. 1. It’s open 8 a.m. to midnight and is filled with unusual foods, free concerts, rides, agricultural displays, fancy chickens, animal demonstrations and competitions, and so much more. A new rides operator this year means different attractions and price options. The fair is located at (of course) the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes. Admission is $10; it’s free for kids age 12 and younger. Parking costs $5. Advance price deals abound. For more details about the fair, visit

For other events taking place in August, see the calendar!









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