Boomer Blog: The unwilling suspension of my disbelief

I have been purposely avoiding the Frankenstein and Dracula movies showing on TV in honor of Halloween, along with the regularly-televised zombie and ...

October 30th, 2016 |  


What’s behind the taste in pumpkin flavoring?

What’s behind the taste in pumpkin flavoring?

Question: When I ordered a pumpkin spice-flavored coffee the other day, a friend told me there’s no real pumpkin in the flavoring used in the dr...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Make your judicial vote Count on Nov. 8

Given the amount of media coverage devoted to the presidential election this year, many Ohioans may believe that the race for the Oval Office is the o...

October 24th, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: On the laps of parents

My mother never had enough lap space for all of us as she read the books we chose each day. No matter. We could hear the stories just fine, stories fr...

October 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Towne M’burg looks for help, reflects on 2016

As the weather begins to turn, and the leaves begin to fall, Our Towne Mechanicsburg would like to take a moment to reflect back, and look forward, an...

October 21st, 2016 |  


Vote yes for Historical Society levy

Do you know where your past is? Maybe it’s in a shoebox that includes a worn wallet, a locket with a broken chain, and a handful of photos, some...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: The Seasons of Robert Frost

I feel fortunate to experience the beauty and sensations of four distinct times of year. As fond as I am of sunshine and warm breezes, I also need the...

October 16th, 2016 |  


It’s best not to test five-second rule

It’s best not to test five-second rule

Question: So, I keep hearing different things about the five-second rule. Is it OK to pick up food and eat it after it has dropped to the floor?Answer...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Raising awareness of metastatic breast cancer

Oct. 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Chances are good you’re not aware of this disease much if at all. You might think you are; ev...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Yogurt: So many choices, lots to like

Yogurt: So many choices, lots to like

Question: There seem to be a lot more kinds of yogurt than there ever used to be. I like it, but is yogurt really that popular?Answer: Yogurt has made...

October 11th, 2016 |