Sunday, February 28, 2021

Looking Back: Green (Colored) Cars

When you hear the expression that something is “green” these days — especially something that can be a potential polluter of the atmosphere — you naturally think of anything...

Life Lessons in Ugly Packages

I’m an optimist who believes that (almost) every cloud has a silver lining. Setbacks give children an opportunity to grow — case in point, three tough experiences recently for...

A Little Baby News Is a Welcome Thing

The world celebrated the arrival of a new prince this week, and though the giddiness and hype with which many (especially news outlets feeding the 24/7 monster) awaited the...

Robbinsville Mayor’s Column: Giving thanks around the holidays

December is a time of great thanks, appreciation and celebration.

Teachers: Our Biggest Heroes

A few years ago, the excellent drama program at High School North staged a rousing production of “Oklahoma,” and this refrain keeps playing in my head: “Oklahoma, where the...

Kathie Foster: Livin’ in a perfect world

I am sure many of you know someone who demands perfection not only in themselves but in those around them.

1964: A Good and Interesting Year

1964 was a very good . . . no, interesting year. • In January President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in his first State of the Union...

What’s in a Snow Day?

Well, the kids got what they wanted, another snow day, and I can hear Will gently snoring right now as I write this. He was positively gleeful at the...

Cherishing Time: Aging Parents and College-Age Children

My dad turned 85 this week. He was musing aloud about his expected life expectancy, “I figure I have about five years left,” he declared, “as long as things...

Anticipating the SAT

This week the College Board released a small preview of the new SAT, scheduled to be released to college-bound high school students in the spring of 2016. This means...

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