You know how you react when someone tries to tell you about something good that you can get for nothing? Right. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. That’s what I thought when a friend of mine told me about a program where someone would come to your house and replace any of your …

Recently I had a doctor appointment in Altoona and I decided to turn that trip into a little adventure. I continued south on I-99 for another 40 miles to Bedford County, after having researched a few things that I’d like to visit while I was there. Covered bridges have always appealed to me …

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of Marilyn Secco’s column on her adventures in New York City. This week’s column picks up with Marilyn in NYC with her daughter and granddaughter preparing to go to a concert.

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part column. The second half will be published in next Saturday’s edition.

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In March of this year I wrote about being surprised to find a beautiful mansion on a side street in Kane that had been the scene of some of the action in the fictional book “Tonight in the Rivers of Pittsburgh” by Brian Lee Weakland. Located at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest, it h…

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I recently became aware that there has been a major recall of DreamStation CPAP machines and ventilator devices manufactured by Philips (www.usaphilips.com). There are two issues with the type of foam used for noise abatement in the machines, and Philips announced the recall in mid-June of t…

I’ve read that a mattress should be replaced after seven to ten years of regular use. In spite of that advice, I’ve had the same Sleep Number bed for more than twenty years. It helped so much to be able to adjust the firmness throughout the night after hip replacement surgeries, and I’d been…

Even though we saw snow and ice on Mother’s Day this year, May is usually the time when Violet and I start deciding what we’ll plant in our garden boxes and in our tiny plot beside the shed. We recently decided that we’d try growing pumpkins for the first time. We won’t be trying to grow the…

Our U.S. Airman Michael and his wife Mariah, along with their French bull dog Nova, recently packed up everything they owned into a 45-foot U-Haul, hitched the car behind the U-Haul and set out to drive from Spokane, Washington, to Fairbanks, Alaska, for his new assignment. This was a distan…

March is National Reading month, but I don’t need any encouragement to grab a book and get comfortable just about any time of the year. I’ve been an avid reader since I was a first grader enjoying the escapades of Dick and Jane and little Sally and their pets Spot and Puff. During the pandem…