I couldn’t allow Thanksgiving week to pass without talking about the noble turkey. We all know the importance of this beasty in our holiday celebrations, but the bird itself has intrigued me ever since I met my first live domesticated one 30 years ago.
On Nov. 9, The Washington Post published an article where Leigh Corfman claimed that 38 years ago she was molested by Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore. Moore was then 32 years old while Corfman was 14 years old. Three other women claimed Moore dated them as teenagers.
My brother has been taking piano lessons. He wants to learn to play a keyboard. He thinks he could get good enough to be in a band. He talks about making that what he does for a living. He has a problem, but he doesn’t know it. He’s tone deaf. I only figured it out when he kept playing one n…
t’s hard to believe how quickly time passes by. Another Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It is a time of year when we should stop, count our blessings and be thankful for them.
Our elites don’t like us choosing our own judges or the people who draw congressional and legislative districts, so they want to replace us shoeless rubes clinging to our sky God, boom sticks and racism with an “independent,” “bipartisan” “citizens” commission.
There are a few days before the traditional celebration of Veterans Day, not the so-called Republican version we have been observing since the Nixon Administration. The changeover happened so long ago, perhaps 45 years in the past, that there is little need to debate the issue. Suffice it to…
As Sligo Borough looks to balance its 2018 general budget and the possibility of a tax increase always looming, it might be tempting to turn on the way-back machine and see how the borough dealt with cash problems in the past.
That sweet fizzy stuff that we grew up drinking has a variety of names across the country. Out here in the western hinterlands it is pop, out east it is soda. State College seems to be the demilitarized zone where the two are used interchangeably.
Our millionaire NFL player/“victims” who choose to kneel during the national anthem can’t claim ignorance. The act is indelibly associated with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. After his initial “protest,” Kaepernick said he was kneeling for “people that are being oppressed” and he w…
There is a good reason why the Clarion Forest VNA Hospice is rated in the top 5 percent of all hospices in the United States. The local VNA has offered Hospice since 1994 and adheres to national standards that help ensure patients and their families receive the best care.
Readers might remember my personal grudge against today’s television programming. Believe me, I’m not your average snobby curmudgeon. I just don’t find the material funny or interesting.
Last Friday’s fire in a storage building facing Hunter Way was a reasonably lucky event. It did not become what New Bethlehem’s fire chief, Barry Fox, would call “our worst nightmare.” Other than the loss of a small building and a few hours of frazzled nerves, the town got off lightly.
It is hard to bring my mind back to our corner of the world this week. By the time you read this column, it will have been about 10 days since I stood on a particular spot on the Gettysburg battlefield.
Not long ago, it struck me that summer is really over. My favorite season of the whole year, it went by incredibly fast. I can, however, take a measure of comfort in the fact that it was a good summer, and it provided me with some really good memories.
When Mary Campbell of Shippenville was robbed at gunpoint in the early morning of Dec. 9, 1979 while she worked at the Delmont Stop N Go, she was terrified and that terror followed her throughout her life.
We don’t like it when a piece of our youth disappears. I find myself missing the old Newbie newsstand an awful lot these days. When it comes to a teacher not that much older than I am, the loss strikes even closer to home.
Most countries have some monuments in honor of a person or persons, or perhaps a significant event, activity or disaster that took place in a certain area. This practice is probably as old as civilization itself. It is one of the ways in which a culture preserves its history and heritage. It…
I suppose that I should be more of a vid kid because I grew up during part of the so-called Golden Age of Television, but my heart belongs to radio. Like reading a book, listening to the radio lets your mind’s eye see the pictures in your head.
This year 3.6 million American kids will graduate from high school and another 1.9 million from college. Every one of them has dreams. Every one wants a decent job with good pay. Now that President Trump has rescinded the illegal 2012 Obama DACA amnesty and work permits, they might get one.
Natalie asked me whether she and her husband ought to send son Cody, 5, to his first day of kindergarten via the school bus or take him to the school themselves.
With talk of how much money will probably be needed to help with rebuilding from storms throughout the country, millions aren’t even mentioned and billions is the new guestimate.
I grew up with thread-thin copper wires. They showed up in laundry. Small bundles of them served as de facto twist ties for bundles of straws, or de facto helpers in pushing sewing thread through the eyes of needles.
For most of my life, September has been the worst month of the year. For 49 years, it signified the start of another school year. Now that I’m retired, that is no longer the case, but it still bothers me a bit.
Let’s take a short break from the creation of our mid 20th-century pop-culture textbook and talk about our mother tongue this week. I am that weirdo from your high school English class who actually loved the subject matter.
People watch. And learn. During last year’s Presidential Campaign, Trump supporters were beaten by heavily armed “antifata” Brown Shirts and Mexican nationals while the Democrat-controlled police stood by and did nothing.
Browsing through the items for sale on eBay can be hazardous to your self-image sometimes. I seldom buy anything, but casual browsing provides valuable insight. And that’s what happened the other day.
I don’t know about you, but I’m more than a little excited about the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 this year. Hey, I’m a simple woman and easily amused. On the other hand, this one may well be an event of a lifetime.