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REFLECTIONS: A slightly shorter shelf life

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

wELCOME TO MY WORLD: What’s in a name? Let’s talk toilets

Thomas Crapper actually has a day named after him – January 27 is Thomas Crapper Day! ...

By Carole Christman Koch|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Columns

    CHRIS FREIND: We need common sense in immigration debate

    The immigration debate was back in the headlines. Par for the course, both parties’ spewed lip-service on the need for reform, while simultaneously killing any meaningful legislation. Comprehensive immigration reform hasn’t gone anywhere in decades, making it clear that neither party’s ruling class wanted it.

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  • Editorials

    EDITORIAL: A tribute and thank you to Albert Boscov

    We admire. We respect. We love. We thank you.

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  • Columns

    NATHAN BENEFIELD: Reinventing Pennsylvania government

    Imagine if Stephen King had written “Green Eggs and Ham.” What if Dr. Seuss had penned “The Shining?”

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  • Columns

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Trump’s Order and the Ninth Got it Wrong

    Columnist On February 9th the political drama of President Trump’s executive order took an old turn when his opponents translated a political fight into a constitutional question and thus dragged the courts into the ring of battle. This is nothing new. But I will leave discussion of that political truth for another day.

    By Dr. Arthur H. Garrison |

  • Columns

    Reflections: Albert Boscov had a heart of gold and the golden touch of King Midas

    The injection of energy and the infusion of personality that personified Albert Boscov were as remarkable as his marvelous accomplishments that will remain vivid in the folds of time.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Columns

    Look back in history: King George III of England was actually a German!

    A few years back when the PA German Society and the offices of the American Folklife Institute hosted a modern Germanic television film crew to televise our current PA Dutch territory for an European Broadcasting Company, we were glad to meet local PA Dutchmen, some of which were Palantine Germans, who came from New Jersey and were celebrating their 300th anniversary of arriving in America. As were French Huguenots in the Oley Valley also commemorating their Colonial anniversary in the...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Letters

    Letter to the editor: Guatemala, Jan 7-14

    I have said for years that it is a shame that everyone could not have been exposed to the farming community. I think that adds something special to our character. Similarly, others have suggested that serving in our military would add to their character. I just returned from a service trip to Guatemala and would suggest that serving in one of these expeditions would also be of value in our appreciation for life. There is a multitude of avenues to serve those who are not as fortunate as...

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  • Opinion

    The Historian: Clothing the family

    During the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, clothing the family as well as providing fabric for such things as bed sheets, ticking, pillow cases, hand towels and table cloths was, as we would say, “labor intensive,” and no small undertaking to the already burdened farm wife.

    By Robert Wood Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my world: Sally, the Pianist

    Just recently, Sally Anderson, joined our breakfast group. Sally told us, “I lived in California for 28 years and moved back to Pennsylvania in 2015, because I wanted to be closer to my daughter and five grandchildren. Another daughter moved with me and lives in the house too. Yet another daughter is still in California.”

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: Bread may be good for the soul but not the body -- depending on the ingredients

    When Jesus Christ taught us the Our Father, one of the signature lines in the prayer was: “Give us this day our daily bread.”

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

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