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Note: Much Ado has been around since the late 1970s. While life remains topsy-turvy these days, we thought perhaps a ‘vintage’ column would bring a memory to your mind and a smile to your face. Today’s column, written in 1980-something, is the second part of a tale recounting a trip to Maine.

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With the complete understanding that everyone must earn a living somehow and with all due respect, this Nik Wallenda fellow has got to be stopped!

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(The following account is based on a true experience. There will be naysayers who declare the story false, but they are mistaken. Although it may sound far-fetched, even unbelievable, rest assured that those persons involved, being of sound mind and good repute, have given their oath, with h…

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No matter what people do for a living, it’s a sure bet that they take some components of the job with them even when they’re not “on duty.”

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When I was maybe 10 or so and as inquisitive as most kids, I sometimes had trouble understanding things that, to my immature, undeveloped, childish mind didn’t make sense.

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The seemingly endless dreariness of this winter has been a bummer for sure. While we haven’t been “snowed in,” we’ve surely had more than our share of damp, rainy days.

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The plan was set. I’d get up at 6, mosey downstairs, fix a cup of coffee and warm up a fresh sticky bun to enjoy while I watched the silliness that is Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney. Thank goodness for PCN!

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Recently, an item in an area police news roundup noted that authorities were looking for a man wanted for acts of sexual violence along with other forms of violent behavior. The piece listed the man’s features, you know, height, weight, eye color, and included that he has a visible tattoo of…

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Although I promised myself I wouldn’t fall for such enticements again, I couldn’t help myself.

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It’s been said that the majority of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by the middle of January. Most often, resolutions are tied to improving ourselves by breaking harmful habits or making beneficial changes to make us and thus our lives better.

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One of the things that makes the Christmas season such an emotional time is the buildup of all those memories that we’ve accumulated over the years.

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So there I was, sitting at the dining room table, wrapping socks of a high degree of fluffiness, and thinking about how those socks were acquired when suddenly half a century or more of Christmas shopping passed through my mind like a shooting star.

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A family in Texas put their outdoor Christmas decorations up early this year because they’re expecting a baby around Christmas. They already have two little ones, and they want to make sure the children get to enjoy the holiday festivities because they know a new baby will take time away fro…

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True confession: I like those online “quizzes” that promise to tell us something remarkable about ourselves based on the answers we provide to a handful of questions.

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Sometimes the things I hear, see, or read make me shake my head and ask, “Is this for real?”

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When it comes to being frightened out of my wits intentionally, I choose “Just say no.”

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Probably every home in the United States has at least one junk drawer. It’s the repository for all things left over after little projects or the place where you stash something you don’t need now, but may need at some point in the future.

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While the debate over climate change continues and probably will continue forever, I must admit that over the decades, I’ve been involved in some tree-hugger causes.

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Since its earliest days, I’ve been a fan of WITF, our “local” public television station. I haven’t always liked everything it offered, but enough of its programs continue to appeal to me that it’s always one of my top go-to choices for entertainment and information.

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On those occasions when the ancestry bug bites me, I most often go to my maternal grandfather’s branch of the family tree. Maybe it’s because I’m drawn to the interesting first names scattered through the generations. Or it could be that I’m searching for evidence to disprove my theory that …

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Every 10 or 15 years, some type of compulsion sweeps over me, and I dive into the unknown via some spot in the house that holds forgotten treasures. These pockets of denial are, for the most part, in plain sight, yet hidden away.

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It really doesn’t matter what the calendar indicates, the Shippensburg Corn Festival signifies the end of summer.

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Not long ago, my sister-in-law (whom I affectionately refer to as my “little sister”) nominated me to participate in a Facebook challenge of sorts. The object was to list books that impacted your life and you were to name one book each day for seven days, along with a brief explanation of wh…

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Do you ever tune in the news or pick up a newspaper and wonder what’s going on in this world? Not talking about the high temperatures and higher humidity that’s plagued us this summer. Although heat waves can put humans out of sorts, as it were, and make us a little cranky, I don’t think we …

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A road trip was long overdue, and my regular traveling companions were planning a journey to northeast Ohio to visit relatives. They urged me to join the group, which would also include my Aunt Ruth (traveling cousin Nancy’s mom) and cousin Deb (Nancy’s sister).

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We arrived at the driver’s license center at 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Two very kind and smiling ladies greeted us and asked the kid if he had all the proper paperwork. He did and, since he’s over 18, he didn’t need a licensed driver with him. His ticket was number B338 and the bottom of the …

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Recently in the news: (Texas) Teen takes ice cream from shelf, opens container, licks ice cream, puts it back on shelf.

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It isn’t very often that Shippensburg is referenced on television.

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A long time ago in a state somewhere in the United States of America, the Hubby and I had our first encounter with nighttime road work. It was on an interstate highway and we were impressed with the thoughtful consideration that must have gone into the decision to work at night so as not to …

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It was slightly more than a year ago that the petite young lady moved in. While she made no promise to love and honor us, she neither protested nor rebelled at her change in domicile.

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As the end of the school year winds down, there are plenty of ceremonies, assemblies, convocations and whatnot to recognize student achievements.

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If you read newspapers, watch television or surf the internet, you’ve surely come across at least one article claiming to list the “best” foods, or at least foods worthy of your attention, across the country.

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Various tests had led to an MRI and, being the good patient I try to be, I showed up on time and well-prepared, or so I thought. I’d had an MRI years ago on my knee and what I recall is that it was very loud and I listened to Tom Petty music. This would be a piece of cake.

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It was early last month when I gave into mob mentality and jumped on the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon, mostly at the urging of a particular young man.