First line of defense against building disasters

Dear editor:May 2020 marks the 40th year that communities around the world will celebrate Building Safety Month. With the increased frequency and seve...

April 28th, 2020 |  


Heroic organization serves seniors

Heroic organization serves seniors

Where in Highland County can you go to hear live bands, get access to a complete gym, line dance, play pool, bingo, cards and putting golf? Where can ...

April 28th, 2020 |  


Shut the garbage lid tight

Shut the garbage lid tight

The ravens are back.Last year they had a nest right on my hiking trail, but I didn’t notice them making it. I didn’t notice when they star...

April 27th, 2020 |  



Humbled by friendship and attention

To the many well-wishers who sent us cards (134 and counting!) or drove by our house honking and waving (at least 45 vehicles) for our 70th anniversar...

April 24th, 2020 |  


Hold on just a little longer

Hold on just a little longer

I have heard the COVID-19 naysayers, preaching that the government is turning the rest of us into sheep blindly following government orders. In some s...

April 23rd, 2020 |  


A friendly girl goes on lockdown

A friendly girl goes on lockdown

It’s hard to keep a social butterfly under the net of a coronavirus stay-at-home order too long.One day, our 11-year-old daughter walked into th...

April 23rd, 2020 |  


Covid-19: Some lessons learned

Covid-19: Some lessons learned

Some pundit once said: “Life’s greatest lessons are often learned in the worst of times.”It’s probably too soon to write all t...

April 22nd, 2020 |  


Feeling a little stir-crazy

Feeling a little stir-crazy

It’s safe to say everyone is getting a bit tired of it.My parents, both in their eighties, were going a little stir-crazy in Florida. They misse...

April 21st, 2020 |  


Science, patience and luck

Science, patience and luck

From the beginning of time, if someone suffered an injury (almost any injury that broke the skin), there was a possibility that they might die. There ...

April 20th, 2020 |  


Hold on just a little longer

Hold on just a little longer

I have heard the COVID-19 naysayers, preaching that the government is turning the rest of us into sheep blindly following government orders. In some s...

April 17th, 2020 |