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Op-ed: There are many ways in life to show one’s true character

The Google definition of character is “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.” Anyone could give you the definition of that word simply just by grabbing a dictionary or searching it online, but the word character has much more of a meaning than just those nine words. Everyone has their own unique character, and they also have their own definition of character. 

Op-ed: Hit-and-run collisions are far more than just ‘accidents’

“He didn’t even stop.” These words made their way into every conversation my family and I had when we first learned my aunt, Rosalie Apadula Gugliotta, was struck in a hit-and-run this past summer.

The power of prunes

Recently, while seated in close quarters in a restaurant booth, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation among a group of 50-something women seated next to me. “On no! I have to get another colonoscopy,” said one woman. “Me, too,” said another. “I just got one,” added a third voice. As the conversation proceeded, it was evident that some of these ladies would benefit from the power of prunes.  

Ring in the New Year with some Hangover Soup

It’s the day before New Year’s Eve, a day when many may ponder the question: Is there a cure for a hangover? I’ve heard of a few remedies. “Best to try a little bit of the dog that bit you last night.” (This didn’t strike me as a good idea.) “Take some anti-inflammatory (aspirin) before going to bed.” (Could pose stomach problems to those hoping to alleviate the next day’s pain.) “Drink plenty of tomato juice the following morning.” (Possibly, sounds good – if you like tomato juice.)  

Letters to the Editor: December 30, 2015

Reward good behavior

A love-hate relationship with New Year’s Eve

Over the years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with New Year’s Eve.

Op-ed: Martina White provides much-needed leadership

I was ecstatic when I heard that a leader of Martina White’s caliber was elected as the new state representative for the 170th district.

Letters to the Editor: December 23, 2015

Back to our roots

Nuts for Christmas

Oh nuts! It’s the day of the party, and you just remembered that you promised to bring an appetizer. Do you go nuts? Absolutely not. When it’s crunch time, there’s nuttin’ to it. Just make a bowl of sweet and spicy, sweet or spicy nuts.  

Love and families the meaning of the holidays

December is a wonderful, slightly crazy month. Two words – “holiday season” – explain both the wonder and the craziness.