Knitting: It’s knot working out

on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As I was cleaning out my closet the other day, I stumbled upon my old knitting needles. I took a crafting class in high school as an elective and through that class I learned how to knit. Well, I kind of learned how to knit. When I picked up the knitting

Veterans Day

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembr

November 6 - It is time to vote

on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

On Tuesday, November 6 the United States of America will hold their Midterm Elections. This election is arguably one of the most important voting opportunities currently in our nation. The results of this election will greatly have an effect on the way th

October - more than halfway through

on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

October feels like it has been going on forever. There are five Wednesdays in October, which means that there are five editions that need to be written for the month. November has Thanksgiving and football and December is full of holidays. There doesn’t s

Some of my favorite quotes

on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.” Harvey Milk “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to und

‘Dear Uncle Dave’ - a requiem

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By Philip Maenza Editor of The News Journal On October 13, 2017 I got a phone call from my mother while I was eating dinner. I ignored the call and sent her a text saying that I would call her back later. She said that she needed to speak to me right awa

Pumpkins, ghosts, and candy - Oh my!

on Wednesday, 03 October 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

This is the our first edition for the month of October. October is already upon us and it feels unreal. There are only a few months left in the year and before we know it we will have arrived at 2019. Let’s not think that far ahead just yet. First, let’s

A longing for autumn

on Tuesday, 25 September 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I have always liked autumn. It has always been my favorite season. The colorful leaves, the promise of cooler weather, and apple cider.

Doggy day care gone wrong

on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I have mentioned my cats in the past. I have two Siamese cats, Reese and Kit. They are 1 and 4 respectively. I have always been more of a cat person rather than a dog person. It’s not that I don’t like dogs. I think dogs are cute and sometimes they are fu

How old are you now?

on Wednesday, 05 September 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

This week’s edition actually comes out on my birthday. On September the 5th some twenty-four years ago my mother spent 12 hours in labor for her first child. Appropriately enough I was born a mere 45 minutes after midnight on Labor Day. I was born at 6 po

Final stretch of 2018

on Tuesday, 28 August 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In a matter of days it will be September. It is hard to believe that we will soon be approaching the end of 2018. The final few months of the year are sure to be full of fun, friends, and family. School started just last week for many students, we have th

Beware of bullying this school year

on Tuesday, 21 August 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As kids head back to school this week the focus of parents is one of pencils, lunches, backpacks, and carpools. Often parents are more concerned with the process of getting their kids back to school rather than what takes place once their children are act

A cure for writer’s block - writing it out

on Tuesday, 14 August 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sometimes I get serious writer’s block. I end up sitting at my computer screen just staring at the blank document hoping and waiting for something to pop into my head to write about. For some reason this week seems to be especially difficult for me. As I

It’s time for a nap

on Tuesday, 07 August 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I remember when I was a little kid that I hated whenever my mom made me take a nap. I would fuss and whine because I would have rather continued to play rather than sleep. When I was little I thought that bedtimes were unfair. I would always try to find a

When it rains, it pours

on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Last week I was sitting in my office listening to the rain as it came pouring down. I looked out the window and saw water running down the streets in front of the building. I didn’t think too much about how much rain there was at first, but then after a w
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