- Monday, November 26, 2012
- Northern Notes: H. Cox & Son employees donate Thanksgiving turkeys
- Sunday, November 25, 2012
Marta Drahos: Home. Alone. Not.
I’m standing at the refrigerator, checking the days off on the calendar with a mounting sense of excitement and dread. Five more days and then eight days off. Home. Alone. To do as I please.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: So long for a while
As the sun dipped low in the western sky, I folded the big plastic tarp for the last time.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 24, 2012
Senior Focus: Music and dance unite for Saturday dances at Senior Center
Two forms of art combine to make the Senior Center Network Saturday Night Dances compelling for older area citizens — live music — the magical art of sound that captivates, inspires, energizes and soothes, and the art of dancing, performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression and social interaction.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
A survival guide to the 'fiscal cliff'
Now that the election is finally over, the national news these days is totally dominated by the specter of the coming "fiscal cliff."Continued ...
- Monday, November 19, 2012
- Northern Notes: Act of kindness reminds woman about 'pay it forward’
- Sunday, November 18, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: Matty Moroun
Suppose the day after the presidential election, Mitt Romney had his spokesman announce that he didn't accept the verdict, that he believed President Obama wasn't a legitimate president because he was born in Kenya, or maybe on Pluto, and hinted he was going to sue to prevent him from staying in office.Continued ...
George Weeks: State leaders remember Helen Milliken
Leading political figures voiced well-deserved tributes last week upon the death of former first lady Helen Milliken for her contributions on behalf of the arts, environment and women's issues.Continued ...
Garret Leiva: Enough of everything, plus
The fourth Thursday in November is a time to give thanks — for lumpy gravy and antacid tablets.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 17, 2012
Adapted in TC: Accessibility continues to challenge
From what I've heard, folks are collaborating with many other people with disabilities. They're reaching out to include able-bodied allies. They're writing and calling the owners of the restaurant. Again. Letters are also being written to Mario Batali. They're researching the facts with city and state building code enforcers. They're arranging meetings with elected officials, creating a public education campaign and consulting with legal experts.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
Phil Power: Democracy still best way
Sixty-five years later, it's clear that Churchill's comment has stood the test of time. Last week's election provided two underlying reasons why his remark is still so appropriate.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Dennis Chase: Smart decision for Bellaire
For Bellaire, it was a matter of survival.Continued ...
Phil Power: Voters made wise calls
No doubt about it --- this year's national election was a close one, with many cross-currents surging under the surface and the vote count. We now know who won and who lost.Continued ...
- Monday, November 12, 2012
Garret Leiva: The call of the wild ... or a warm bed
The annual trek out the woods to practice poor hygiene and tell tall tales — otherwise known as deer camp — begins this week.Continued ...
- Northern Notes: Korean War vets say thanks
- Sunday, November 11, 2012
Loraine Anderson: Purple Heart, air wings and heroes
Terry Hawn wanted the story about him in today’s Northern Living section to focus on his heroes: His doctors, nurses and physical therapist. A woman working in a doctor’s office whose son was killed in Afghanistan. The young soldiers he’s seen in overseas war zones and military hospitals here at home — young and wounded, struggling with crippling or disfiguring injuries and post-traumatic stress.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Phil Power: Center helps bridge info gap
This election is unlike any in my memory — and since I was born in 1938, that goes back a long way.Continued ...
- Monday, November 5, 2012
Battle lines drawn for Election Day and deer season
With Election Day tomorrow and firearms deer season opening ten days later, we'll be experiencing some of the most divisive battlesof the year; Republicans vs. Democrats, deer vs. hunters,and hunters vs. anti-hunters.Continued ...
- Stephanie Beach: Good deed restores faith in community
- Sunday, November 4, 2012
On Poetry: When memory needs a voice
Linda Gregg's poem seems to be just talking, nothing special, but finally it says what we didn't know how to say, what actually can't be said, about our memories.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 1, 2012
Phil Power: McGovern was an education
Last week's news that George McGovern, the longtime South Dakota senator and presidential candidate had died triggered a flash of memories going back to the terrible summer of 1968.Continued ...
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Garret Leiva: The trick is to find the treat in a scary world
The world is a scary place that can’t be passed off as rubber mask make-believe. I say it’s time to break out the Halloween treats.Continued ...
- Northern Notes: Wisconsin couple gets 'delightful’ surprise
- Sunday, October 28, 2012
Jack Lessenberry: Genius of Stan Ovshinsky
Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, came to consult with him. So did physicist I.I. Rabi and a host of Nobel Prize winners. Ovshinsky was granted more than a thousand patents worldwide.Continued ...
Marta Drahos: Remembering mom on election day
In her later years, my mother sometimes crossed party lines to vote, according to her conscience, the issues that most concerned her — health and Medicare, the environment, animal welfare — and sometimes to whim.Continued ...