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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 8, 2017

Keep PA sovereign from the federal government


The heart of the artichoke

Nothing says love like … artichoke hearts. Artichokes were mentioned as a garden plant by Homer in the 8th Century BC. A variety was also cultivated in Sicily. Catherine de Medici, who is said to have taught the French to eat with forks, also ate artichokes with wild abandon. She is thought to have introduced artichokes to France after becoming the young bride of Henry II in 1533. During this time, it was scandalous for a woman to eat artichokes because they were considered an aphrodisiac and reserved for men only. Ha!


Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with beer-inspired events

Joe Sixpack shares all things beer with readers in this weekly column. 


Wake up and smell the Gran Gianduiotto

Joe Sixpack shares all things beer with readers in this weekly column. 


Super Bowl snacks

Super Bowl Sunday signals snack time. Here are a few recipes to kick off some good snacking. Hot dogs and kielbasa are always good game food. Serve them in a tangy sauce. There’s always beer at Super Bowl celebrations, something easy to team up with your favorite meaty treats.


Letters to the Editor: Feb. 1, 2017

Extension won’t fix ID mess


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.”