Happy Halfway Day to All!

Thursday slipped through last week’s lineup with little fanfare. But for me, July 15 has often been more significant than simply the middle day ...

July 20th, 2021 |  


Busy all year ’round

Busy all year ’round

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.At the Champaign County...

July 14th, 2021 |  


M’burg library offers more than ‘just books’

M’burg library offers more than ‘just books’

Did you know that you can borrow more than just books and DVDs at the library?Mechanicsburg Public Library offers several nontraditional items includi...

July 13th, 2021 |  



The inspired and the inspirational

I can’t help myself. When ESPN airs its promos for the National Spelling Bee, I feel compelled to tune in. Mostly happy childhood memories from ...

July 13th, 2021 |  


The sunny side of the week!

My parents were the quintessential power couple when it came to grumpy kids. My father would accuse us of “bulling around,” and Mother wou...

July 6th, 2021 |  


But what about the caissons?

During retirement, my parents faithfully watched certain PBS programs: among them, Lawrence Welk reruns and Washington Week. They also especially enjo...

June 29th, 2021 |  


My perspective on perspective

Hurray! The memory book for the delayed 50th reunion of my college class has finally been submitted. When I volunteered for this project, I knew exact...

June 22nd, 2021 |  


Seventeen years and counting – again!

The only reason I even noticed the cicada mating call in my backyard last week is that recently lots of people have been pointing out the presence of ...

June 15th, 2021 |  


That’s entertainment, too!

In the very early 1950s, I viewed what I assume were my first two television programs. I remember the solidly-built soprano, Kate Smith, belting out s...

June 8th, 2021 |  


Grow, Eat, Enjoy!

Grow, Eat, Enjoy!

One of the delights of a home garden is preparing and tasting your harvest, so it can be frustrating when things do not go as planned. Sometimes natur...

June 7th, 2021 |