Gravy or sauce?

Friday, February 27, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Real Italian: gravy or sauce?

Say cheese!

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:28 a.m.

My best friend said if I smiled for 60 seconds it would be impossible to have a negative thought.

Commute to work an adventure

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which …

Small shops need the downtown hotel

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The future hotel/condo property has been associated with my family since my great-grandparents. I played on this block as a child. I know what it has been and have a vision for what it can become.

What’s an oldie?

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

While grazing through a local eatery’s buffet spread recently, a snippet of conversation wafted across the serving table in my direction. …

The thermostat wars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

One size does NOT fit all

Friday, February 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I do an inward cringe every time I hear a grocery store or department store sales associate say, “One size fits all.”

‘I remember’

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Do you remember the white and green house on Dorchester Road, that sits behind two oaks trees; I call them the oak trees with no tail.

Little ol’ list-maker me

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I …

Pretzel twists

Friday, February 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My love affair with pretzels began in first grade. I went to a parochial school, wore a uniform and was taught by nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph. …

Nicky... The Million Dollar Mutt

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Super (Bowl) Shrimp Gumbo

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

‘We first experienced this delicious meal after our dear friends treated us to a holiday carriage ride. It was the perfect ending to a special …

Red, white and flu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Remember the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show, “Love is All Around”? Lately the title could be “Flu is All Around. …

Report from the mayors’ conference

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I was among 300 mayors who attended the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington last week. We talked transportation, jobs and …

What next?

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What next?

Armadillo by morning

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

Legislature must not duck critical road debate

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Voters do not trust the General Assembly and with good reason. We have repeatedly failed to address glaring weaknesses in our state’s infrastructure system and with the start of the legislative session in Columbia it appears the momentum to deal with the issue has been replaced by excuses as to why, once again, we can’t address our …

5-year-olds snowboard better than me

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Consistent users of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram know that 20-something girls like to ring in the New Year by prancing through clubs and bars in …

Supreme sweet potatoes

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Highest ranking, superior, premier, greatest, ultimate and peerless” are but a few synonyms for the word “supreme.” And …

Change is inevitable, but not to be feared

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

This is a request for those who think the proposed and approved development (hotel, condo, convention center and parking garage) for the downtown area is a positive step to please come forward! Come voice your approval and stand behind the mayor, town council and Board of Architectural Review. I believe that although this development represents a …

A Thank You Note

Friday, January 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Dear Todd,

Some goals for 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Ah, yes, a new year. Here we go. Traditionally, this is the time to set goals that we’ll abandon within three weeks, if pop psychology is to be …

‘Right Field’

Friday, January 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes ideas, inspirations or incentives can come from the least likely places.

Here we go again ...

Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s a New Year.

Some thoughts as 2015 rolls in

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:01 a.m.

If you’re reading this, we’ve made it through another year. Hallelujah!

BDB and other holiday traditions

Friday, December 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Family Christmas traditions are what build wonderful seasonal memories. But like all things under construction, these patterns need adjusting over …

Pastor promises open arms to DD2’s needs

Friday, December 26, 2014 12:01 p.m.

In light of the recent publicity concerning Oakbrook Elementary and its thwarted attempt to provide canned goods for our Community Impact Ministry, I thought it appropriate to share my heart concerning these developments. I’m sure you will understand when I say that while I am not speaking on behalf of our entire congregation, I do recognize the …

Request for neutrality doesn’t attack faith

Friday, December 26, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Recently the American Humanist Association sent a letter to Oakbrook Elementary School requesting that they end their fundraiser for Old Fort Baptist Church (OFBC), citing it as a constitutional violation of the Establishment Clause. Last week, Dorchester District Two (DD2) officials agreed to “refrain from endorsing, sponsoring, or fundraising …

A Navy Christmas - Dec. 25, 1998

Thursday, December 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Just five days earlier I had arrived to the snow covered ground of what would become my home for the next two months - Great Lakes, Ill.

A Christmas cake to remember

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Most folks have a collection of special holiday recipes they pull out every year. I do, too. They’re filed in my mother’s old wooden recipe box, …

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