• Prayer Is A Beginning, Not An End

    There was a lot of anger the other day. It is understandable. You don’t need me to recite statistics to you about shootings, gun control, acts of violence, terrorism, etc. No matter where or who we are,...

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  • Still Don’t Know What To Say: A Year Later

    This holiday weekend marks a painful anniversary for a friend of mine. It is the first anniversary of her son’s death. While most of us are enjoying end of summer festivities, she is grieving. Labor Day weekend...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • A Service Of Prayer

    You don’t need me to tell you that this world has gotten pretty crazy. There’s too much violence; too much hatred. On that I think most of us can agree. In light of recent events, my church...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • A Taste Of Summer

    Summer has it’s own special treats. There’s fresh corn on the cob and cool Italian ice. For some people it’s fresh from the ocean/bay crab or other shellfish. (Not for this girl who is allergic.) My favorite...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Stop, Please Stop, At Otsego

    A friendly reminder from this early morning walker: There is now a stop sign on Claremont Avenue at Otsego Road. So whether you are headed east or west on Claremont, you need to make a full and...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Caution: Roadwork

    Its summer and prime time for roadwork. Schools are out, which makes things a lot easier (I’m assuming) for road crews. Traffic SHOULD be less too. I know in my town there are a LOT of roads...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • It Is Easy Being Green

    If you are of a certain age, you might recall the song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” sung by everyone’s favorite frog, Kermit. But in Verona it IS easy to be green and being green is what...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Candidates, Keep Your Word

    The town election is over and two new members of our community will be joining re-elected Mayor Kevin Ryan along with Michael Nochimson and Alex Roman on our Town Council. Jack McEvoy and Ted Giblin deserve our...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • How Beth Shorten Did Her Election Homework

    Over the past couple of years I have become more politically active. That is NOT to say that I am a political activist (not my cup of tea), but I have grown tired of exclusive “parties” and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • The Last Easter Egg Hunt

    Although I’ve lived on the same street for most of my life, I didn’t TRULY get to know my neighbors until after our son was born. That’s not to say I didn’t know them or wave or...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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