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Turning Blue Over Wireless

June 25, 2016 There’s a tree at the park in Lakewood that I kind of love. It’s old — I think I remember it from when I was a little girl. more »»

 
 
 
Happy National (Insert Celebration) Day

June 25, 2016 It seems every time I turn around it’s a special day or week or month commemorating something. At the end of April, there were three such days, and I missed hearing about them all until May. more »»

Through Knowing Eyes

June 23, 2016 Yesterday’s paper included a front-page article featuring an interview I had with one of our area’s most prolific musicians: “Bumpy” Peterson. more »»

Half-Drunk At 2 A.M., How Good Are You?

June 22, 2016 In the wake of the horrific slaughter at an Orlando, Fla., night club, we are again hearing, “If one good man with a gun had been there, the result would have been different.” Yes. I agree. Different. more »»

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: A Story Of Children’s Books, Worry And A Dad With Good Timing

June 22, 2016 Have you ever read the story, “Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst? It was one of the most well-liked books in one of my elementary school classes. more »»

Keeping The Vigil

June 19, 2016 On a cool and cloudy day this week, my mother passed away. We were treed in by now — the flickering leaves finding their essential green, almost summer, the air fair and soft. more »»

Keeping The Vigil

June 19, 2016 On a cool and cloudy day this week, my mother passed away. We were treed in by now — the flickering leaves finding their essential green, almost summer, the air fair and soft. more »»

Celebrating Father’s Day

June 19, 2016 Many men in many fields have had the distinction of being honored as the Father of one area or another, or one accomplishment or another, some we remember easily as a result of our educations, and... more »»

How About Some Rhubarb?

June 19, 2016 My whole family likes rhubarb, but some of us like it better than others. I finally made that sauce with orange juice (in my second cookbook). It was as delicious as I remembere. more »»

Editor's Note

June 18, 2016 To me, Father’s Day weekend was always synonymous with school letting out and warm weather pushing us full steam ahead into my favorite season. more »»

The Tree Guys

June 18, 2016 You may have already met the tree guys somewhere, hanging out having a beer or even hanging upside down from a tree in your yard. more »»

My Grandfather, My Friend

June 16, 2016 Today marks the 10th anniversary of my maternal grandfather’s deat. more »»

Ali Enlightened Me On Vietnam

June 15, 2016 I like to say it was older fellow college students who changed my mind about the Vietnam War. But Muhammad Ali crystallized things. The older students opened my eyes, tru. more »»

We Are One Nation

June 15, 2016 I’ve written to you often about my faith, my family and over time, I have unraveled some tales of my life. more »»

Moments That Lift Our Sprits

June 12, 2016 Sometimes I get inspired to write on a subject matter that I’ve written before. Do I dare write on the subject in mind again? Yes. The inspiration is rooted to emphasize a point. more »»

The Ache Of Memory

June 12, 2016 DERRY, N.H. — As a literature professor and English teacher for most of my working life, and a lover of books since I could read, I have always been interested in writers and where they lived. more »»

Another Pet Peeve (Or Two, Or Three)

June 12, 2016 A while back, I expressed some irritability with a pet peeve regarding some people’s failure of flushing toilets in various places. more »»

Testing And Graduating Memories

June 12, 2016 Today I joined the coffee crowd at a nearby fast food place. I was killing time until I could meet family for a visit. I was the driver for my grandson who was taking his SATs. more »»

Westfield Is Hot

June 11, 2016 When I was growing up, a distant relative of mine from Jamestown would pack a sack lunch several times in the fall and head to Westfield to help harvest grapes. more »»

Editor's Note

June 11, 2016 On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is my job to enter and format obituaries in the system. I spend a lot of time on the phone with funeral directors and family members of the deceased. more »»

Declawing Is Amputation

June 11, 2016 There’s been quite a bit of publicity over the proposed legislation to ban the declawing of cats. Growing up, many people I knew declawed their house cats. It seemed to be the norm. more »»

 
 

Saving Grace Gallop 5K July 16, 2016

Saving Grace Outreach is hosting their inaugural Saving Grace Gallop 5K and Children's Carnival on Saturday, July 16th beginning at the lot across from the Firehall, at the intersection of Memorial Drive & Main Street. Registration opens at 8:00am and the race starts at 9:00am. more »

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