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Once again I’m turning to the Junior Leagues for a collection of the best recipes their members create.  This book, “The Western Junior League Cookbook”  (1981, Ballantine Books division of Random House, NYC) includes recipes from clubs in New Mexico, California, Montana, Colorado, Oregon, Utah,...
There are, of course, nutcases on both sides of the political aisle who advocate or commit violence, but there is NO legitimate “both sides” argument about political violence. Threats against members of Congress have increased ten-fold since Donald Trump’s election, mainly against Democrats, but...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Guess who I bumped into on my way to my first eye exam in years. Who? Everyone. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. It gets late so early now. Some people have already deserted...
Dear Savvy Senior, I recently learned about a property-tax relief program for seniors in the county where I live. Apparently, there are hundreds of these programs across the country that many retirees, like me, are eligible for but don’t know about. What can you tell me about this? Overtaxed...
Tarpon Springs, Florida has a historical Greek culture. The Daughters of Penelope is a woman’s organization that was founded in 1929 in San Francisco but chapters sprung up all over America. Its goal was to assist Greek immigrant women to “fit in” with their new country.  “Our Culinary Heritage” (...
As I write this, I’m freshly refreshed from a week at sea, aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship. Sun, fun, food, entertainment and most importantly time with family. With a little Disney magic and a much appreciated Disney Friends and Family discount (thanks again Amanda, if you’re reading this!),...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I thought my deodorant was a breath spray. You don’t mean? Yes, I’ll be speaking with a strange Axe scent. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. The days are getting shorter....
Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting some of the new over-the-counter hearing aids that just became available a few month ago. Can you offer any tips to help me with this? Straining to Hear Dear Straining, The new FDA approved over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids that started rolling out...
Let Us Talk Well the snow is here and it seems like it might stay. We have published the winter parking rules and the snow emergency rules, but it appears necessary to remind everyone that it is also illegal to place snow in the street. Section 135 of the City of Northwood Ordinances deals with...
Christmas is a most wonderful holiday. It’s holy for many but just a day off for others. It’s great fun for children and also for adults…everyone loves presents and decoration and lights. It’s friends and family, dogs and cats, snow or not…but no matter how you celebrate there is food. It doesn’t...

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