Monthly Archives: June 2018

County approves foster program for animal shelter

‪In an effort to expand opportunities for adoptable pets to find homes, the county’s animal shelter received approval for a fostering program at Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioners meeting. ‬ Animal Control Director Jerry Collins presented the policy to the board that would allow for an animal to be taken from the shelter for one day up…

William D. “Bill” Georgia

Bill Georgia was born in Ithaca, New York on February 12, 1931 to Kenneth and Dorothy Georgia, and along with his adored younger sister Phyllis (Georgia) Van Allen lived at 1113 Elmira Road, Newfield, NY. Bill graduated from Newfield Central High School and was a star athlete, lettering in football, baseball and basketball. After graduation,…

Is it my imagination?

Strangely I have spent the last three days alternately in a tiny ill-equipped galley aboard a Pirate Ship attempting to prepare gourmet meals for its Captain or slaving over my own blazing, bubbling stove, happily preparing for a family dinner to be held on Father’s Day. Is it not odd and at times inspiring that…

A hurricane by any other name may not sound so sweet

June 1st marked the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, with some communities still rebuilding after last year’s largest storms. What’s with the hurricane names like Harvey and Irma? If they were named something more destructive like Hurricane Death-Megatron-500, everyone would evacuate immediately. I was in a hurricane in Destin, Florida in 1995. Her name was Erin….

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