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Reflections: Waiting for a cancer cure is like waiting for Godot

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

Carole Christman Koch: President’s Inauguration firsts, traditions, and more: Part 2

Part 2 Franklin Pierce, in 1853, accepted his presidency, but was still in mourning. Just a few months prior to the ceremony, the Pierces lost their 3rd and last child in a railroad accident, that both witnessed. He refrained from swearing his...

By Carole Christman Koch|

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    JEFF EDELSTEIN: The 15 people you’ll meet at Thanksgiving this year discussing Donald Trump

    There may be five people you meet in heaven, but there will be 15 people you meet at Thanksgiving Hell 2016.

    By Jeff Edelstein jedelstein@21st-centurymedia.com @jeffedelstein on Twitter|

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    A Look Back in History: 19th Century cane carvers of the PA Dutch Country

    Locally, the most popular cane carver, “Schtockschnitzler Simmons” (1885-1910) from the Kutztown, Moselem, Hamburg area was a late German born immigrant who bartered his carved bird handle canes from farm to farm or tavern to tavern. His canes had an identifiable carving motif. Kutztown’s beloved collector of PA Dutch carvings, Richard Machmer and his wife, Rosemarie, published a very desirable book about these local carvers in 1991. Titled “Just For Nice:...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    Think about it: The Sponge Capital of the World

    “Do you ever wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.” — Stephen Hawking

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    person to person — impact: In His Time

    The main speaker in my column of November 8th, “Precious In His Sight: Bill Montgomery” (http://www.berksmontnews.com/opinion/20161103/person-to-person-precious-in-his-sight-bill-montgomery), which talked about the home going of Bill Montgomery, indicated his death was no accident. Even though God’s timetable may not be ours, God’s timetable is always right. He never is too early or too late. Was it a coincidence that Barb and I delayed a trip to Vermont to...

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    In our helter-skelter lives, Thanksgiving dinner with the family is good for the spirit as well as the belly

    Many of us, myself included, seldom are fully engaged in a given moment because we’re always in a hurry to move on to something else. Consequently, we skim along the surface of life. We exist in the topsoil of life and never seem to have the time to get to the root of the matter.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

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    Think about it: Leading with creative style

    “If you want to build a high performance organization, you’ve got to play chess, not checkers.” — Mark Miller

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    person to person — impact: Voted Most Utilitarian

    I am on probation! I’ve been told that more and more copies of the Tri County Record are being sent back to the printer. I have no idea why, except that my boss has pinpointed my articles as the culprit. No hints or clues were given to me. I am in a state of consternation. In order to save my job, I have offered a bonus to my employees, Beetle Bailey and Miss (Ladybug) Victoria Witherspoone, to come up with a solution. After several weeks of investigation, they reached a...

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    A Look Back in History: Helping the community with PA Dutch cuisine

    With a number of the senior citizen cooks who have backed our local fire company kitchens retiring from civic organizations, we can only hope they have past their recipes down to their daughters and other kin. Traditional PA Dutch menus, which were once popular in the Dutch Country, have gone by the wayside. Coupled with how our early culinary ethnicity has been replaced by fast food chains, catering and convenient more to younger generations in rush rush times. But of all the community...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    Think about it: Stephen R. Covey and his Seven Habits

    “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” ­— Stephen R. Covey

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    OPINION: Texting drivers and slow drivers should be punished as harshly as drunk drivers

    We all encounter those foolish folks who combine driving and texting with the multitasking skills of a dairy cow. Their distracted driving is shakier than the lead singer in a rumba band.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

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