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Letters to the Editor: June 17, 2015

"Does HUD really expect the neighbors to sit back and accept this farce?" 

Letters to the Editor: June 10, 2015

TBYN civic group is getting things done 

Explore the flavor of pineapple

The pineapple’s spiny, brown, pocked-mark, curmudgeonly exterior masks its oh-so-sweet, juicy, succulent, delicious interior. As with many things in life, looks may be deceiving. The pineapple is, and has been, a universal symbol of welcome and hospitality.

Letters to the Editor: June 3, 2015

Standardized tests are the answer

The big salad

Although the first day of summer is a few weeks away, the month of June can be humid. Seinfeld’s Elaine knew what to eat on hot days -— eat “The Big Salad,” of course. With minimal effort, some fresh vegetables, and some leftover meat, it’s easy to beat the heat, and serve a real meal on a hot summery day.

It’s the season for asparagus

Spring is synonymous with the beginning of daylight savings time, little league baseball games, the Phillies, robins, the promise of summer, young love and asparagus. Each year around this time, asparagus is plentiful at the market, a seasonal vegetable ready to enjoy. Asparagus is a member of the lily family, and is an excellent source of vitamin K along with other vitamins and minerals. It is low in calories.

Letters to the Editor: May 27, 2015

The benefits of caring for our trees

Op-ed: So long, Letterman

Back in the old days of the 1980s, before television had hundreds of cable and Internet options for your viewing pleasure, there were just seven or eight VHF and UHF options on the television dial.

A taste of Moussaka

Contrary to a once-popular belief, eating eggplant does not cause insanity. Eggplant, once referred to as “mala insane” or the raging apple, was thought to cause a host of ailments. Grown first in India and Pakistan 4,000 years ago, eggplants are members of the nightshade family, along with tomatoes, potatoes and peppers.  Thomas Jefferson loved his vegetables. Disregarding the eggplant’s bad reputation, he introduced it into his Monticello garden.