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Rockin’ the region with 802-U2
Rockin' The Region
August 9, 2017

Rockin’ the region with 802-U2

Photo by Mike O’Brien

The 802 Music Series held at Paramount gives props to the local music scene, offering intimate concerts right on the stage, with just a few seats available for the shows.

 

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg One of…

The Movie Diary
August 9, 2017

An emotional state

By Dom Cioffi

I was giving my son and his buddy a ride to grab lunch the other day and happened to mention that school was just around the corner.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” my son responded indignantly.

“It means that summer’s over in two…

The Movie Diary
August 2, 2017

Movie Diary – A slice of time

By Dom Cioffi

This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing guilt-free golf. (Let me explain if you’ve never heard of this.)

My golfing career has basically coincided with my marriage, meaning, I picked up golf right around the time I got married. In…

Column
August 2, 2017

Charts that matter

By Kevin Theissen

In early July, Financial Times (FT) published a story titled “Five markets charts that matter for investors.” Among the issues addressed in the charts were the bond market bear watch. The yield on 10-year German Bunds (Germany’s government bonds) reached an 18-month…

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August 2, 2017

Heavenly hiking adventures

By Marguerite Jill Dye

It was high time we hiked up the Deer Leap trail once again but I’d forgotten what a challenge it was. Even with my twin hiking poles keeping me balanced, placing my feet atop, in between, and over boulders and rocks, carefully…

Looking Back
August 2, 2017

The neighborhood concept

By Mary Ellen Shaw

If you have a garden area that is close to the street you get to meet a lot of people while you work.

These people seem to fit into the category of “walkers”—dog walkers, fitness walkers and stroller pushers.

I am…

Generation Y
August 2, 2017

We’ve come a long way from where we began

By Bret Yates

What does it mean that the music video for “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth is now the most viewed YouTube clip of all time?

First of all, given the initial conception of YouTube as a repository for user-created…

American goldfinch: a common bird with uncommon habits
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July 27, 2017

American goldfinch: a common bird with uncommon habits

By Barbara Mackay

I love the fact that there is always something new to observe in nature. Take goldfinches, for example. I have often watched them devour milkweed seeds from an acrobatic, upside-down position. Recently, I spotted several bright yellow males perched atop dandelion stems,…