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  • The Write Place: Who am I?

    When I was a preschooler and writing my first bestseller at the “writer’s workshop” table, I never dreamed that I’d one day discover a true passion fo ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Good Natured: The cedar waxwing, a bubbly bug-catcher

    Whether we realize it or not, we all have hidden talents – a special skill or talent we trot out from time to time to amaze and amuse ourselves and ot ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn a time to think of spring

    Fall, my favorite season of the year; my dog loves it too!  We all have a bit of spring in our ste ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family dinner often a ‘moveable feast’

    Dinner is an art form. I’m not talking about the food. Nope, I’m talking merely about the getting people to the table – and keeping them there – part.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • In Focus: High-flying acrobatics

    In the first minutes of Batavia’s visit to Burgess Field in Geneva for its varsity soccer match, the crowd was treated to some high-flying acrobatics ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The NFL needs a new team

    I’m not big on football, maybe because in middle school our coach, a 300-pound ex-Marine, demonstrated how to block by using me as a dummy.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Park district programs provide valuable resources for area troops

    Is your child a Daisy or a Wolf? A Brownie or a Bear? Notice the use of initial capital letters. We’re not talking about personality traits or favorit ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Life at East: Sincerely yours

    They say that the last two-tenths miles of the marathon are the hardest, and if my time as a columnist is a race, I would definitely agree. These last ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:29 pm
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