March 27, 2015 NEW YORK A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and... more »»
March 27, 2015 RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Hospital Retirees will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Bingo will be played; attendees are asked to bring any useful object to be used as a prize. more »»
Facing cabin fever
March 6, 2015 With such bone chilling weather during these last two months of January and February, I believe I have “cabin fever”! I seem to spend much too much time indoors looking out at icicles clinging from... more »»
A Wild Bill Hickok Society
February 13, 2015 It has been over a thousand years since the invention of gunpowder in China. At that time, it was used primarily for firecrackers and quite sparingly for weapons or military use. more »»
One hundred years since
January 23, 2015 With the start of a new year, our hope naturally will be peace throughout the land, our valley and among our neighbors, citizens and even family and friends. more »»
Holidays and the bottom line
December 12, 2014 It is that time of the year called the Christmas holiday season, when not only children but adults and seniors enjoy the pageantry, the songs, gifts, food and the warmth of good will to one another. more »»
The ‘golden’ years
November 21, 2014 The “golden” years for both men and women is often described as the beginning of a brand new type of life, usually after the age of 6. more »»
What is in your attic?
October 10, 2014 The attic in a home is usually described as a space or room found below the roof usually exposing the rafters. Sometimes bedrooms or mother-in-law-type rooms are built there due to large families. more »»
Pizza in our Valley
July 18, 2014 The Italian immigrants arrived in our Valley as early as 1871, along with their many dreams and hopes of freedom and a better livelihoo. more »»
Are the best things free?
June 6, 2014 As a fan of “Mad Men,” I was really shocked and utterly surprised while viewing the finale to the first half of their final seaso. more »»
April 25, 2014 The use of tobacco is somewhat losing its appeal and grandeur these day. more »»
A trip to the sunny side
March 14, 2014 With no signs of a letup in what many consider the coldest winter ever, my wife, Joyce, and I decided last week to leave our beautiful frozen valley for a brief vacation. more »»
A full old age
February 21, 2014 From birth to death, life itself is to be enjoyed at its fullest. To reach mature adulthood, age 75 plus, is a great accomplishment these day. more »»
What do you resolve?
January 10, 2014 The holiday period is officially ended! The last of the turkeys, hams, pork loins, chocolates, champagnes, fine wines, beers and such have most all been devoured and dran. more »»
Tis the season to be ...
December 20, 2013 Matthew and Luke in the New Testament similarly chronicled the holiday of Christmas. The modern secular version sometimes overshadows this fabled Christian story. more »»