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Ian’s Favorite Things

March 9, 2013 Hardly a day goes by that I am not mistaken for Oprah Winfrey. “Where’s Stedman?” paparazzi shout as I try to navigate the barrage of flash bulbs down Liberty Street. more »»

A snowy transition

March 2, 2013 Many of you are already tired of winter weather. The calendar just switched from February to March, but spring-like weather eludes us. You know the old saying about the lion and the lamb. more »»

Healthy eating

February 23, 2013 Health personnel all laud the benefits of eating healthy. The emphasis on all-natural has caught on. The larger manufacturers are all using it as part of their advertisin. more »»

Now that’s entertainment

February 23, 2013 The Academy Awards are tomorrow night. I won’t be watching (as usual). First, Sunday nights habitually find me bowling (badly) with family and friends. more »»

Abide with Me!

February 16, 2013 As the churches gear up for the season of Lent, why not make a commitment to do something extra during this holy season. Some people plan to give up something. more »»

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways

February 9, 2013 I borrowed a quote from a familiar poem for the title of this article. As we approach Valentine’s Day thoughts of love fill the air. more »»

The benefits of summer camp

February 9, 2013 The hot and hazy days of summer may seem far away, but would you believe that cyclists are already registering for this year’s Kwik Fill Kinzua Classic bike race on August 11? Drivers on the Market... more »»

Stocking up

January 26, 2013 Through the years my pantry has been extremely important. Although I have an actual room, it is not necessary to maintain an adequate pantry. more »»

No Secrets

January 26, 2013 I recently organized a child abuse prevention training for youth workers and Sunday School teachers I know. more »»

Time for the seed catalogs!

January 5, 2013 As the snow piles up outside my door the first seed catalog arrived. I look forward to the arrival of the catalogs every year. While I no longer purchase seed, I enjoy just reading the catalogs. more »»

‘Tis the season

January 5, 2013 The holiday season is over but there is still a season to celebrate. Let’s all rejoice together, folks. It’s flu season. Woo-hoo. more »»

Slot machines and soulmates

January 5, 2013 This Christmas marked the end of an era. The end of a generation, even, for our clan on my wife’s side. more »»

Finding peace in a troubled world

December 29, 2012 For years I have kept a diary. After each day I write an entry telling the highlights of the day. I must admit that since my husband died my journal entries have changed some. more »»

Local seniors plan busy week

December 29, 2012 Centers will be closed for the New Year’s holiday Tuesday. more »»


December 29, 2012 Saturday ¯ The Book Cellar, half-price holiday book sale, basement, Warren Public Library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ¯ Open trap practice, Pine Grove Sportsmen’s Club, Russell, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. more »»

The legend of the candy cane

December 22, 2012 Webster’s defines a legend as “a story of some wonderful event, handed down for generations…and popularly believed to have a historical basis”. more »»


December 22, 2012 We’re all looking for answers regarding the tragedy in Connecticut. I’ve heard some interesting ones: “Develop a test to see who’s going to be violent and institutionalize them. more »»

An On-line Christmas

December 22, 2012 The Christmas package wasn’t very big, but since it was going to California I had to mail it ASAP. Lucky me, I chose Tuesday afternoon to make my run to the Post Offic. more »»

O, Tannenbaum

December 15, 2012 We have our German ancestors to thank for the tradition of the Christmas tree. The tree has long been the star of Christmas decorations in the hom. more »»

What am I doing here?

December 15, 2012 This is a question that humans have asked as long as they’ve been human. more »»



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