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Monday, August 21, 2017



The scoop on poop

Have you ever walked out of your house in a chipper mood, began the short walk to your car and suddenly you spot some presents from a pup that the owner didn't pick up? Yes folks, we're talking about poop.
According to an article titled, “5 Things You Didn't Know About Dog Poop,” on more


Help volunteer Fire/EMS

To the editor:
I was encouraged by 2 articles (last week) Ann Steimle's EMS column on 8/8 and how Aileen Gunther is working to get funding and medical support for volunteer fire fighters. I thank both of you.
Volunteer firefighters are exposed to various dangers especially cancer causing more

Inside Out

When will you stand up?

How many times have you heard these lines: "I stay out of politics." "I don't like to get involved." "I don't take sides."
It's easy not to get involved. People don't argue with you. They don't challenge you. You don't get yourself worked up, and you don't have to think about the way the world more


Lifelines - August 18

Going to School Since 1957
As this summer comes to a close, I am not getting ready for school for the first time since 1957. It's quite a change in routine, and not a totally unpleasant one. I have to say that I am getting used to enjoying my freedom.
I have been enjoying this summer, doing more

Long Ago

There's magic in fabric

There is magic hidden in fabric. In the hands of a skilled sewer bits of fabric become something else - a quilt, a table cover, a jacket or even a wedding dress.
Currently I am working to complete a quilt using small squares hand sewn by a dear friend. My friend was a member of the Claryville 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 more

Sense of Direction

Country Time

I attended a couple of band concerts in Callicoon Center and there are still two more to go, one on the 23rd and the final one on the 30th. An added attraction is the great coffee and homemade desserts and the pie raffle, compliments of the Firemen's Auxiliary.
During my time in the country I more

Here & There

Baseball flows through my bloodstream

The summer months gives me the opportunity to see future major league players in action and we make sure these events get on our priority list.
Here & There went on the road August 5 to PNC Park, the home of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders, the triple A farm team of the New York more

Guest Editorial

BKAA - 45 years of protection

The year 1972 was a pivotal benchmark for both the Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA) and Bashakill Wildlife Management Area (WMA), as the BKAA was founded and the WMA was established by New York State following passage of an Environmental Quality Bond Act.
Ever since, the organization and more


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 more

Cooking in the Country

Lemon Chicken

Last week I wrote about my famous lemon-tarragon chicken. This week is a similar recipe, but it's much easier, and was passed down to me from my mother. As kids, we always begged my mom to make this for us on birthdays or special occasions. We were blessed with a mom that knew how to make meatloaf, more

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