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Sweets after supper

I live in a house with guys who appreciate good, homemade pies, especially at Thanksgiving time. And I appreciate their appreciation. Instant gratification, for a cook, is an empty pie plate. It’s thankfulness come full circle.


Op-Ed: Remember to get your flu shot this winter

The holidays are a busy time of year for a lot of people, and it can be difficult to keep track of everything you have to do.


Letters to the Editor: November 19, 2014

Fed up with Comcast


Op-Ed: U.S. Senator reflects on Alzheimer’s

I met not long ago with dedicated scientists from the University of Pittsburgh who are pushing the frontiers of their field by developing state-of-the-art therapies for a truly tragic disease — Alzheimer’s.


Letters to the Editor: November 12, 2014

We need more police in the 8th District


Food for football

We remember our veterans this time of year, and a special date comes to mind. Nov. 11, of course – the day World War I, the Great War, ended. In remembrance of all of our veterans, I’m sending a shoutout and a big “Thank You,” and hope you had a Happy Veterans Day.


The roles may change with time, but a mother’s love never fades

It was one of those perfect fall days — clear, breezy and nippy but not yet cold. Just the right temperature.


Letters to the Editor: November 5, 2014

The dangers of Grant Avenue


Gluten-free Grains

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Some years ago, I attended a series of lectures at a local hospital with a family member who had recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The classes were taught by a nutritionist who gave advice and tips on eating the right foods to help keep blood-sugar levels from reaching extremes. It wasn’t, I found out, just about sugar.


The Ebola outbreak: setting the record straight

The Ebola virus has saturated our news cycle in the last month. Some of the information has been confusing and inconsistent. The Ebola epidemic of 2014 is the largest in this virus’ history, affecting many countries in West Africa. The countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have had the largest numbers of infections. The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) death toll is as high as 15,000, with a death rate of 70 percent.