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Strawberry Sponge Cake

Last Sunday night, the doors to Highclere Castle swung open once again. We were welcomed to a new season of Downton Abbey. It was just brilliant to again be in the home of Lord and Lady Grantham.

Letters to the Editor: January 14, 2015

Put cameras on police

Op-Ed: Republican Party takes control of Congress

November’s election was an overwhelming rejection of the status quo in Washington. The results yielded a nine-seat gain for Republicans in the Senate – the biggest swing in 34 years – and the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928.

Letters to the Editor: January 7, 2015

Who mourns police?

Good drinks for bad movies

Sharknado? Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? — I questioned aloud and with conviction. “You’ve got to be kidding!” These were a couple of Saturday night “specials” that the movie watchers at my house recently picked from the long, unfortunate list of a “Le Bad Cinema” section of a Rotten Tomatoes-type website.

Op-Ed: Begin with a healthier 2015

As we begin the new year, our minds turn to resolutions for the year ahead. And so often, those resolutions include taking steps for better health, like improving your diet, exercising more and ending bad habits.

Timeless appetizers

Good Bye to the Old Year… Hello to the New… Make a toast to a Good Year…Grab an appetizer or two, or three….

It’s time for the New Year and more resolutions

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to absolute perfection. I’ll be flawless. Impeccable. Exemplary.

Letters to the Editor: December 31, 2014

Teach kids to obey the law

A casserole for Christmas

The man in the red suit has been very busy. Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve seen him lifting small children onto his lap. His ear is filled daily with the secrets and innermost wishes of the best believers in town. Some of his followers smile as they approach him. Others cry. Either way, Santa sure has been doing a heck of a job, and he just might want to sleep in Christmas morning.