Child Sense: Try to give your child some control when their routine is disrupted in the summer

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer break is upon us, bringing the inevitable mix of travel, visitors and changing sleeping arrangements. Children’s bedrooms turn into guest rooms for friends and relatives, suitcases replace closets as families travel, and children go off to camp. Though exciting, this can also be very stressful to children, who lose not only […]

Self-centeredness easy to fall into

Of late, one of the topics of conversation at the coffee table has been about the 11 plagues of self-centeredness, which seems to have overtaken all too many of us these days. We first discussed the notion that we don’t remember hearing so many members of the earlier generations having “I” problems. Most of them […]

Taking time to know your local retailers

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have called this place home throughout our lives tend to try to shop here as much as possible and to make the best of the changes through which our town has gone. Once upon a time we had several grocery stores and a few meat markets in which […]

Time to recognize, enjoy today’s characters

By Lynn Moncus Frequently we discuss colorful characters of the past and tend to think we have few such characters remaining in our county today. Well, we just need to look around, and we are apt to see a number who are just as much fun and just as colorful as those of long ago.For […]

She recoils at thought of rattler

By Lynn Moncus Often while trying to think of a subject for this column, I discuss it with friends and hope for many good suggestions. This time, I asked my friend, Jo Priddy, for a little help, but she said she couldn’t think of anything I hadn’t already written about (probably numerous times). She didn’t […]