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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Opinions

Editorial

Undecided? Please read

If you have already made up your mind on who you are going to vote for this November, you may want to stop reading. But for the small percentage of voters who are still looking for a reason to pull the lever for the best candidate possible, please read on.
This election season - known as the ...read more


Letters

Crossbow hunting

To the editor:
Last year I was afflicted with Lyme. I became stiff, fatigued, my mind felt a little slow and foggy and I lost 1/3 of my strength. Although it did not stop me from successfully hunting it did change my life.
I had to have my Compound Bow draw lowered from 70 # to 48 # and it ...read more


Inside Out

Tell the parents their kids are alright

It was the sort of thing that's happened dozens of times during photo shoots with little kids. One sister was all smiles. The other was just not having it.
As their parents tromped back from nestling their daughters in the backseat of the warm car, I knew what they were thinking.
It's what ...read more


Lifelines

LIFELINES: Golden Girls

As I sit here waiting for the snowflakes to fly, I am warmed by the memories of my get-together last week with my Delaware Valley Central classmates in the windswept lakefront of Skaneateles.
Deb's sister Susan Dove owns the wonderful Skaneateles Inn on 20 just ...read more


Long Ago

A Blanket thick and white

Our first snowstorm of the season began on Thursday afternoon. Anne Marie, who visits me every Thursday, prepared to leave for home in Sullivan County. She encountered slippery roads and drivers who were smart enough to slow down and get home safe.
This storm reminded me of the 1970s when I was ...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

It's a Small World Part II

In my last column I wrote about my former Callicoon Center neighbor, Stephen D'Agostino meeting Jim Hasson in Reading, Vt., where they both live, and discovering that Jim had worked on my Uncle Harold's farm when he was a teenager. Since then I've spoken to Jim on the phone and have learned more ...read more


Here & There

A Tribute To Tracy Stuffle

This columnist and over 40,000 people, from all over the United States and all over the world--including Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, Brazil and Canada enjoyed the very best in gospel music at the 61st National Quartet Convention the last week in September at the LeConte Center ...read more


Guest Editorial

Honoring those who served

Veterans Day is November 11th. It's one of this nation's foremost National Holidays. A Day set aside to pay honor and to offer a “Grateful Nation's" salute to our living veterans from all wars and conflicts.
The most respected category of people in our country should be our veterans, and not ...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

Roasted Kielbasa and vegetables - easy weeknight meal

Who knew that by actually placing my email at the end of my column, many of you would send recipes. Thank you!
This week I decided to try a lovely recipe from Susan of Forestburgh, and I was not disappointed. Kielbasa is one of my favorite Polish meats. I remember eating it in the summer at my ...read more


My Turn

The Best of the Best

Just when you think the earth has fallen off its axis. You know, cats and dogs living together type of thing. Just when you think hope is just another word and things couldn't get worse, something happens. Something to restore your faith in humanity and help you go forward.
A few weeks ago I ...read more






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