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Bringing Woodstock into focus

How do you think Woodstock could be a better place to live or work? What do you like about our community? What one word – other than “community,” “family,” or […]

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Appreciating the (four) paws that refresh

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Unknown Depending on the particular website, the quote above – or a variation of it – might have been said by Sigmund […]

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About making and keeping friendships

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”  – Robert Louis Stevenson When I was growing up, I moved multiple times. Just during my lifetime, my United Methodist minister dad […]

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Buffalo, Charleston, Sandy Hook, and …

Take a moment to look through these names: Ruth Whitfield. Katherine Massey. Roberta Drury. Margus Morrison. Pearl Young. Aaron Salter, Jr. Andre Mackneil. Geraldine Talley. Heyward Patterson. Celestine Chaney. Clementa […]

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The Mary-est of sitcoms lives on

Sue Ann Nivens:  “I was lying in bed last night and I couldn’t sleep, and I came up with an idea. So I went right home and wrote it down.” […]

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The Return of the annual Qwistmas Quotes Quiz!

Two years ago, this column gave readers something they could have fun with, especially for that time after the family has shared a Christmas meal together, opened any presents they’ve […]

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Thank you for being a friend

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim […]

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