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The Historian: Cazenove’s journey through Pennsylvania, 1794

By Robert Wood Columnist |

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  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Mom, in sickness and in health

    With the raising of ten children, Mom never called a doctor, unless she had to. Even in her elderly years, she did her best to stay out of the doctor’s office. She could cure most anything. Sometimes it was her wonder drugs. Other times she healed with words of comfort, often with laughter.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Sugar and spice

    Baking is excellent therapy. On days filled with aggravation (of which I’ve had too many of late), I find that baking is extremely therapeutic. Baking provides me with an opportunity for solitude and to simply forget whatever it is that is irritating me and, in the end, I have the satisfaction of providing bliss in baked form to someone else (as well as myself because I don’t grow tired of eating what I bake).

    By Felicia Fisher Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: The Curious ‘Klingelbeutel’

    Another detail in the local life of yesteryear which is now totally gone from all but historical reference is the German Klingelbeutel — Glingelsock in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, literally, “bellpocket.” The Glingelsock was a unique type of collection bag used to collect offerings in the Lutheran and Reformed churches in Pennsylvania from earliest colonial times until the mid-19th Century.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Part 5 Vietnam 1970 - 1971: Meet Private Beetle Bailey’s Protégé

    Shortly after taking up residence in base camp, I established a routine of going to a Vietnamese barber on a weekly basis. Each customer received the works: haircut, shave, shoulder massage and the unexpected neck crack, accomplished by the barber grabbing each side of your head firmly and giving it a quick 90 degree sharp turn. It only took one time to learn to tell the barber every time: “No neck crackie!” My other interaction with a Vietnamese was the hooch maid who...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Early school houses were used as Sunday schools

    Since by tradition and custom the first schools were operated by the churches, it is easy to see why the early township school boards saw no problem with allowing Sunday schools to meet in the one-room school houses. There is evidence that here in New Hanover, Sunday schools, singing schools and other religious functions met in the one-room schools until the early 20th Century.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Flower talk

    Upon hearing the words “she loves me, she loves me not,” one knows the daisy is talking. By the time the last petal is plucked, we are informed, or not, of our sweethearts love for us. This is one of the few talking flower games I recall having played as a youngster.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Celebrate Earth Day with a dairy recipe

    The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Earth Day originated in the United States but became recognized worldwide by 1990. Caring for the land, air and water is a responsibility dairy farmers share with the local community. Dairy farmers work with experts to find new ways to reduce the energy they use, conserve water and develop renewable energy sources.

    By Ashley Mohn PA State Dairy Princess and Berks County Dairy Princess |

  • Opinion

    Part 4 Vietnam 1970 - 1971: Meet Private Beetle Bailey’s Protégé

    As my stay in Vietnam got longer, I guess I became more relaxed. One time we had been in the field long enough that when we came to a lake, we decided to take baths in it. If it had been in later years, I could have identified with Kevin Costner in the movie Dances with Wolves when the Indians showed up while he was bathing in a pond! Luckily, we saw no Indians or Vietcong. Another time when on the way to base camp from the larger City of Quang Tri, we stopped at a place and had a sauna.

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Adventures in fitness

    I hesitate to use the word ‘fitness’ in the title of this article since the more I exercise, the more aware I become of how out of shape I am, but then again I guess that is the point after all?

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: The Country Cemetery

    From a distance it looks like an alien

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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