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The Historian - Pleasant Run: Part I

By Robert Wood Columnist |

Out & About: Happy snappers

“Go ahead, I dare you,” my brother Jimmy snickered to me. “It won’t hurt you,” he said staring at the gnarly-looking beast from the deep, which had just crawled out of the lake. It was at that exact moment when the t...

By Rich Wood Columnist |

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    Welcome to my World: Conveniences, gadgets and appliances

    When I was a youngster, we had one radio, a small record player (given to us), a refrigerator, an outside toilet (which was used in summertime), the inside bathroom used in winter, a dial telephone (with a shared party line) and one car (which only my father drove). By the time I was a teenager, we had a black and white TV. These were appliances and conveniences that I could operate easily. Most simply had on and off switches, plus, I had to share everything with the four siblings still...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Phillie Phanatic - Innocent or guilty?

    Major league baseball is so “balled up” in statistics that it could drive you nuts (and I don’t mean peanuts) if you tried to remember even a small percentage of them. I don’t know why anyone would have an advantage by knowing the record for the slowest time for Tater Trots (amount of time it takes for a player who hits a home run to circle the bases, totaling 280 feet). David Ortiz, of the Boston Red Sox, holds the record of 33.39 seconds. Not even the television...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

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    The Historian: Decorated interior surfaces

    Most of the colonial era emigrants who settled in New Hanover and the surrounding townships during the colonial era (1720-1775) were Germanic, and with them they brought the Germans’ love of color and decoration. Their potters, weavers and joiners decorated common house wares with bright patterns and colors, while blacksmiths often embellished the humblest iron farm tools for no other purpose that to make them “shee” - beautiful.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

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    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Trump stands victorious and perhaps historical

    In 1860 the Republican Party, at a contested election, selected Lincoln as their nominee. They also established that the party supported the limitation of slavery to the south and opposed its expansion in the west. As Lincoln said during the campaign, slavery in the south was a snake in the bed that had to be limited. This decision by the party established its historical reputation as a party that supported the power of the national government and that the Constitution reigned over the...

    By Dr. Arthur Garrison Columnist |

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    A Look Back in History: The American Folklife Movement Part II

    The American Folklife Institute journal, published in the 1970s was enamored in the field research of United States folk culture, architecture and antiques, mainly recorded throughout the greater Delaware Valley with area of expertise in Americana achievements and agrarian life, past and present, in its early years. The American Folklife Institute started the Lobachsville Cherry Fair in 1977, and at the annual Americana event featured folklife staff members feeding apples into the hopper of...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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    Welcome to my World: A-Mothering Cake

    In England, Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, was a day when young people who lived away from home while working as apprentices or domestics received a holiday to visit their parents. It was a day not only to visit their home church with gifts, but also to visit their own mothers carrying gifts of flowers, candies and usually the traditional Simnel or “A-Mothering Cake.”

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Letter to the Editor: Mother’s Day

    Dear Editor: This Mother’s Day, May 8, many of us will celebrate the powerful bond between mother and child.

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    Letter to the Editor: Shallow or deep thinking

    Dear Editor: I am beginning to understand that the past days of political parties seem to be becoming obsolete. Of the age of having been a member of most parties, I now consider myself an independent, voting for what political party I consider to be the party of life and the one that follows our Constitution and, most emphatically, the right to free speech. I believe and I hope the reader agrees with my using a medical term “prognosis” for our seemingly sick nation. Most...

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    Financial Column: Fixed annuities: A solid choice for retirement income

    For years, Americans have looked to the stock market to help meet their long-term retirement needs. Unfortunately for those near or in retirement, market gyrations can wreak short-term havoc with even the best designed pension funds, 401(K) plans and individual retirement accounts. For investors in need of retirement income stability, now may be a great time to consider the benefits of fixed annuity, including the retirement income stream it can provide.

    By John Lauer Thrivent Financial |

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    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Looking for a ray of sunshine

    I suspect that each of us has had a cloud hanging over our head at one time or another. The cloud may have been caused by a present a young child really wanted but did not receive. As we reach senior high school, that cloud may be a big test we don’t feel we are ready for or a rejection notice from the college we applied to. Later on in life, the cloud may be because of a death of a family member or a close friend. As we reach the later point of our lives, we may be confronted with...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

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