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Nifty Fifties on display at museum next month

For the past few weeks I have been writing about the 1950s, things that I remember from my mother’s house and mine. The reason for ... Read more  | Add your comment

Recognizing good works and hearts

A couple of weeks ago, a gentleman I hadn’t met walked into my store and said he had wanted to meet me. He proceeded to ... Read more  | Add your comment

Jimmy meets the hash slingers

Jimmy, being the eternal pessimist that he is, heard the “calling” for helping out at the shelter run by the Friends of the Grand Misconception. ... Read more  | Add your comment

How to practice safe bicycling

On Aug. 6, 2014, I held the last Bicycle Safety and Law Forum before the official opening of the Niles Township bike which runs from ... Read more  | Add your comment

The test of a teacher

In more than 40 years as an educator, I’ve met very few individuals who enjoy taking a test. Read more  | Add your comment

What to do in case of a dog attack

I had a question concerning self-defense in the case of a dog attack. Read more  | Add your comment

An introduction to Mort

The big, round table, placed prominently in the center of the diner, has a revolving breakfast reservation list. Read more  | Add your comment

Cool weather means hot cocoa

When the weather turns a little cooler my thoughts turn to sweaters, soups and drinks. Read more  | Add your comment

The happiness effect, and how to find it

According to an article in “Social Science and Medicine,” a large study of American adults done by the London School of Economics found that the ... Read more  | Add your comment

Are there any leaders in Congress?

On July 31, the House of Representatives will hold its last session until Sept. 8. In September, the House will be in session exactly 10 ... Read more  | Add your comment

What if every day was Saturday?

Harrison Winkle retired from the plant a few years back. His 36-year career at the factory came to a crashing end when age and the ... Read more  | Add your comment

Courting the solution to no room at the inn

Oftentimes, necessity is the mother of invention. Read more  | Add your comment

Former kitchen staple was in every home

In the 1950s nearly every home in the United States had one of these in their kitchen. Read more  | Add your comment

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