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  • Does Whatever a Spider Can0

    It seems like it was only yesterday. Halloween was fast approaching and I needed that special costume. I was probably about second grade age. Back then trick-or-treating was a door-to-door – fill-your-bag-up-with-as-much-candy-as-you-could celebration! No popcorn balls or carrots wanted. Yes, a nice older lady gave me a carrot. She explained she had run out of

  • I have been asked by family, friends and readers to rerun my article from the 10/25/12 edition, in memory of my father.0

    I have been asked by family, friends and readers to rerun my article from the 10/25/12 edition, in memory of my father. I am touched that it meant so much to so many folks. Many of you have shared stories with me about my father. Dad’s business sense and dedication to energy services and his

  • Cliff Notes Required0

    Well I hope to shed some light on our recent government shutdown and provide you information on the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, so you can decide if this program is good, bad or ugly. Is all this partisan politics and government turmoil necessary? Is this complex piece of legislation going to drastically

  • Penn’s Woods and Water0

    A few leaves have begun to turn and soon beautiful reds, yellows and oranges will color the countryside. The calendar now officially reads fall. Although I am not excited about the short days and cooler temperatures, it’s a good time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. If you are a hunter, your favorite time

  • Blue and White of Passage0

    Penn State opened their home schedule with Eastern Michigan. Other than for the excitement of a new season and plenty of points being scored, this is a game that normally would soon be forgotten. For me this game will be remembered. My father began taking me to ‘Happy Valley’ when I was three. Like so

  • Never Forget0

    Twelve years have passed since the September 11th terrorist attacks on our country. As I sit here on a beautiful late summer day it takes me back to that morning. Not a cloud in the sky. It was a normal start of what was to be another normal workday. All of this changed with the


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