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Today's News

  • Bob Waite rhymes with stained glass. Well, of course it doesn’t, but 50 years ago Bob Waite did discover stained glass making in his first and only class during an adult education program at Canton, in way, way Upstate New York. From then on he just read a lot of books, corrected a lot of mistakes and bandaged a lot of cut fingers.

    Ironically Bob wound up teaching stained glass at the Brasher Falls, N.Y. high school some years later.

  • Billiard Boys hustle up lots of fun

    There was a delightful response to my Sadie column. Even Sadie remarked, “Did I do all those things?” God love her. Thanks so much to all who called and e-mailed such nice compliments.

    The featured group in this column is the Billiard Boys. They have been very patient, especially because their picture was taken weeks ago.

    The “boys” have an 8-ball bunch, who play from 2:30 to 5 p.m. This is “open billiards” and is played Monday through Friday. Residents and non-residents are welcome but no one under the age of 18.

  • Recipes

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  • What’s Christmas without a tree?

    A fresh tree or a fake one? For some there is no question, they want a traditional Christmas tree – one that smells just like the tree they remember dad picking out at a roadside lot.

    In years past, Christmas tree lots were a common sight in any community – the Boy Scouts and church groups used set up on vacant lots. But the popularity of artificial trees and retailers stocking “live” ones has cut out many of the street corner vendors.

  • In the Garden

     

     

  • Bingo is a good call for fun

    Welcome 2009. Let’s hope this year is a happy, healthy and prosperous one for all.

    Spruce Creek North’s dinner dance was a big success. Our hats are off to Norm and Marge Simard, and Cindy Hutchins and her Social Committee plus an ambitious group of volunteers helping with the cooking, serving, and many other jobs. Everyone seemed to enjoy a gala evening.

    Too early to report on the New Years’ Eve party and dance. There is a Valentines’ Day Dance planned for Feb. 21. More information as it comes in.

    Bingo Bunch

  • And now for the rest of the story

    If we made any resolutions last year we don’t remember them. Aging has its prerogatives – a convenient memory being one of them.

    What should we do first this year? Grandma said in the old country it was against the law to read yesterday’s newspapers. So first thing we’ve got to do is sort through our clipping files and send old news to the recycler.

  • Come on, folks,

    buy American

    Now that two of the three American automobile corporations have been given some billions of our faithful taxpayers’ dollars, isn’t it about time we instituted a buy American campaign for American made automobiles? The bailout will do nothing for our auto industries unless we, the people, start buying their products.

    Thinking back, the good old days were when we had loyal Americans buying American products. Now we have every country in the world copying our cars and our people buying them.

  • Will real estate come out of the doldrums?

    Millions of homeowners and commercial property owners are asking when will real estate make its comeback? The evidence points to another disappointing year in 2009. Speculative real estate investing purchases and lax lending standards by many banks and mortgage companies led to a runaway real estate market that came crashing down when buyers were unable to afford their mortgages.

  • A fresh crop of yuks for the New Year

    Yesterday, on New Year’s Day, many probably got up to a spouse saying, “Wake up and smell the roses; the Rose Bowl parade is on.” After a night of celebrating the coming of 2009, perhaps with Four Roses, viewing a parade with its profusion of all kinds of flowers could be the best way to recover from a hangover.

    Today we’ll parade a few puns down the Alley – and see if any of them float your boat.

    Blooming Idiot