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Friday, November 15, 2019

Opinions

Editorial

No-shave November

You may notice your family members not shaving their facial hair this month. The scruffy beards could simply be a reaction to colder temperatures, but there's a good chance they are taking part in No-Shave November.
According to the organization's website, No-Shave November is a month-long ...read more


Letters

Design and harmony

To the editor:
I just read Jewish Culture column by Moshe Unger. I enjoyed his explanation of the design and harmony of the world. He said, “as we are in the season of Fall, the landscape gives us ample thoughts to contemplate.” It is just nature, so in my mind, who thinks about ...read more


Inside Out

Your neighbors need you

It's that time of year when the urges to check on neighbors reach fever pitch. The snow has begun to fall, the walkways have begun to get icy, and many a neighbor in our community faces difficulty hefting a snow shovel or navigating a slippery path.
Check on those neighbors.
But don't stop ...read more


Lifelines

Phones: Users or Used?

I can remember a time when people were not completely connected to their phones. I grew up in a house with seven people and one “count it” phone that was actually attached to the wall.
Granted, we would sometimes spend hours hanging on the phone, listening to our boyfriend breathe, but we only ...read more


Long Ago

Reprise

As I read through my tale of how I became a quilter I realized I had not given enough credit to the Cedar Lakes experience. Gloria Gregerich of the Cedar Lakes staff managed the program. Special needs of every student were promptly attended to.
In addition to the classes I have mentioned a very ...read more


The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the ...read more


Sense of Direction

Best Laid Plans

I was all set with an accommodation on the sixth floor with a front and west side balcony at Our House at the Beach. My plan was to leave on November 11th and return on November 25th.
The manager was holding that unit for me. I didn't lock it in because while checking potential companions, I ...read more


Here & There

So Many Loved Don Engle

Did you ever want to go to church not only to get a special message from the pastor but because you knew that you would be greeted and welcomed by the “Deacon of Joy” Don Engle?
Don wasn't a well known politician or some big time well known businessman but he was a true servant of God and ...read more


Guest Editorial

True to our values

In turbulent and divisive times like our current moment in history, it's common to believe that our best days are behind us and disaster is on the horizon. The aged yearn for the halcyon days of their youth. Emotion trumps reason and fear suppresses hope.
Yet as the old saying goes, predictions ...read more


Verdict

As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the ...read more


Cooking in the Country

Kale and Pear Flatbread for an incredible weeknight or dinner party dish

I have yet to write a recipe involving pizza and this kale and pear flatbread was out-of-this world. I can't believe I am saying this, but it might have been the best pizza I have ever made. I wasn't sure how I would feel about having a pear on my savory pizza, but it just worked.
This pizza ...read more


My Turn

Another One Bites the Dust

Always around this time of year, election time, I begin a review of the ‘Truth in Advertising' laws to see if an exception has been made for political ads. There are so many falsehoods being used in ‘Political Land' you would think there's a special section in the law that allows for it.
Nope! ...read more






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