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Year of the Rooster

This year is the Year of the Rooster. Roosters are, according to the Chinese zodiac, people who were born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 or those born in 2017. Rooster energy is yin, pictured by the dark half of the yin/yang sign that symbolizes opposite, but complementary, interdependent balance and harmony. In agreement with Chinese mythology, people born under the sign of the rooster are said to be trustworthy, hard working and sociable. Chinese New Year begins on Jan. 28 with festivities that continue until the Lantern Festival on Feb. 11.


Op-ed: Speak out on behalf of unborn babies who lost lives to legal abortion

Jessica Resuta is a young woman with a clear talent for holding and engaging the interest of an audience with her captivating speaking style.


Letters to the Editor: Jan. 25, 2017

Abortions sometimes needed


Make your own inauguration menu

On Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at noon, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office to become our 45th president, and try to “Make America Great Again.” That weekend, there will be three official inaugural balls, among them the presidentially favored “Big Apple Ball,” featuring all things New York. Other festivities are scheduled, including so-called “DeploraBalls.”


Letters to the Editor: Jan. 18, 2017

Thank you, local police


Op-ed: Keeping seniors healthy, happy remains top priority

All throughout this past election season, President-elect Trump repeatedly promised to protect Social Security and Medicare. In one of his most strident commitments to the programs, he said, “Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare, they want to do it on Medicaid. And we can’t do that. And it’s not fair to the people that have been paying in for years.” Many of us, despite grave misgivings about the president-elect’s other hardline policy positions, gave him some credit for going against the grain of his party’s orthodoxy in his pledge to protect benefits that millions of Americans have paid for and rightly expect to receive. But now that Trump is assembling his cabinet and constructing an agenda guided by GOP congressional leaders, we have good reasons to be worried that Trump’s promises were an empty sales pitch.


Letters to the Editor: Jan. 11, 2017

Find ministry in homeless problem


Eating healthy in 2017

What’s the skinny on losing some fat? It’s January, the traditional month for resolutions to eat better and to lose some weight. 


Soup’s on for 2017

January’s chill makes it the time to eat a bowl of piping-hot soup. Let the snow fall and the winds howl while you make some.


Letters to the Editor: Jan. 4, 2017

Slow down speed cameras