Monthly Archive for May, 2011

: May, 2011

Don’t let it rain on your parade

The sun is going to come out. Don’t let the stray thunderstorm this morning dampen your festivities. Have a wonderful Memorial Day. Don’t eat too much (OK, never mind, go ahead), don’t drink too much
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It’s the small things that make a difference

By now, people know that Operation Hope is my favorite charity. I volunteer for the organization and help stock the shelves of the food pantry. It’s the little endeavors that go a long way in helping
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History seen through a camera lens

I have spent a lot of time lately at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, a gem of a place in town, doing research on the Civil War. One day while I waited for assistant librarian and geneaologist
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Driven to help

Ellen Redgate, the Operation Hope Food Pantry coordinator, stood by nervously Saturday afternoon in a warehouse on lower Black Rock Turnpike as she watched volunteers sort through a handful of donated
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A fascination for cemeteries

I learned my interest in old cemeteries from my father, who fancied himself a bit of a history buff. We occasionally would stop at area cemeteries as we were doing errands around town, walk through
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Just like Julia Ward Howe

Some people might contend that Mother’s Day is a made-up holiday to fill the coffers of greeting-card makers. But its roots actually go deep – in fact, as far back as ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian
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There’s more to come

The long budget-setting process is almost over. Tonight, the Board of Finance will set the mill rate for the 2011-12 fiscal year at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center on Kings Highway East. The new
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