I cannot believe how fast that this summer has flown by. It's hard to believe that September will be here next Wednesday. Is it me or does time seem to fly by faster as we get older?

I also find myself longing for the days when times were simpler. Part of it could be because of all the things that are going on around us that we can't control: The Delta Variant, troubles in the US, and the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan.

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I find myself reflecting on my life as a kid when my troubles were...You know what I can't really think of any that really mattered. So when I think about Binghamton Porchfest that is going on this Sunday, August 28th, I think about my childhood in my hometown of Warren Center, Pa.

I loved sitting on my front porch swing on a rainy day and listen as the cars drove by. It makes me realize how much I miss my grandmother as she would sit on the porch during the Warren Center all-around-town yard sale.

Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

She would sit and talk with everyone who stopped by and I especially love the sign that says "Come Sit On My Porch."  Now I watch as my daughter, Tara sits in that same swing in the same spot and it brings such a smile to my face. I think that's why I love the Binghamton Porchfest and what it means to our area.

Binghamton Porchfest

Binghamton Porchfest has been going on since 2015 (except for last year) and is on the final Sunday in August. Here is your chance to take a stroll through the west side of Binghamton. This free event will have over 160 musical local and regional musicians on 58 residential porches, stoops, and yards.

This free celebration of music and community runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The weather looks great for Sunday with only a slight chance of rain with temperatures around 80. Go here to see the performance schedule for this Sunday and like all things in this world, it is subject to change.

As we look forward to Binghamton Porchfest 2021, let's take a look back to Binghamton Porchfest 2019.

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