Ginger cookies make life better

Ginger cookies make life better

We were supposed to get the tile backsplash installed in our kitchen yesterday, but my husband, Peter, said he needed to use the kitchen so he could b...

September 27th, 2021 |  


Big thank you to uptown Hillsboro

It seems we are so quick to criticize, but very reluctant to give praise. I just want to say a big thank you to the uptown Hillsboro area for their ou...

September 27th, 2021 |  


Being a coach: What an honor

Being a coach: What an honor

About three years after moving to Wilmington, I found myself living the life of a single father. Danny was in the first grade. Josh was starting third...

September 24th, 2021 |  



Lending a hand when she can’t

Lending a hand when she can’t

It’s really quite a dramatic story how my wife broke her wrist last week.She was out in the savage animal’s natural habitat. In her quest ...

September 23rd, 2021 |  


Concerned with John Street fair traffic

Editor’s note — This letter was originally written to Wayne Bowman, a member of the gate committee at the Highland County Fair, before the...

September 23rd, 2021 |  


The monkish roots of brew

The monkish roots of brew

With the season of Oktoberfest already upon us, I thought this week I’d take a bit of a deep dive into that topical vat of beer. My subject choi...

September 22nd, 2021 |  


Life of Earth is changing

Life of Earth is changing

The dry west coast burned, and the east coast drowned in a deluge of water. Much of the rest of the country breathed in the smoke of the summer fires ...

September 21st, 2021 |  


Inexplicable occurrences

Inexplicable occurrences

My husband Peter and I were at my parents’ cabin in the woods. The weather was perfect for a bike ride so we took a long one. We had not all bee...

September 20th, 2021 |  


Baffled by fog-shrouded friends

Baffled by fog-shrouded friends

Wistful memories of days long past danced through my mind and a wry grin spread across my face, when I saw a Facebook post this week asking if anyone ...

September 17th, 2021 |  


Doctor went toward danger on 9/11

Doctor went toward danger on 9/11

It’s 20 years later, but Dr. David Lamont describes it as vividly as if it happened yesterday.The Bath High School graduate was 27 and working i...

September 16th, 2021 |