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Road Less Traveled

A very long period of staying relatively close to home, caused my spouse and me to break out for an impulse trip. Our only goal was to head toward New England. We planned to take the road less traveled and turn where we saw signs telling of something of interest ahead. We did a bit of ...

Learning To Like Lake Erie

I have never been best friends with Lake Erie. I grew up less than 15 miles from its shores in a suburb of Buffalo but I only knew it slightly better than I knew the Indian Ocean, which isn’t saying much. My summers were spent here by our own small lake, of which I could always see the ...

New York’s Parks Hit New Attendance Record In 2020

ALBANY — The COVID-19 pandemic limited travel last year for most New Yorkers, so they found an outdoor alternative nearby: the nation's largest parks system in their home state. Attendance at New York's 180 parks and 35 historic sites hit a new attendance record in 2020 with 78 million ...

Pa. School For Early Learning Named After City Native

HERSHEY, Pa. — Jamestown native Catherine Hershey's legacy of philanthropy and commitment to education will continue far into the future, thanks to the recently-announced Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning. The Milton Hershey School revealed in January that the new school will be ...

‘Grateful’

It’s hard to feel grateful in the middle of what has been a horrific year for so many. But several weeks ago, after submitting the final payment on my husband’s funeral bill from 16 years ago, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I felt I had to put into words. I lost my husband ...

Lakewood Woman Shares Christmas Traditions

Roxanne Hooper's high-energy, determination and efficiency is enviable. The events of 2020, of which only some are COVID-19 related, have altered her Christmas plans this year. She knew when she and her husband, Doug Hooper, had a tree and a bush removed from their Shadyside Road property ...