This Month’s FEATURES


150 Years after the Divide

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, […]


Rx for Better Living

Approximately once a month I receive an e-mail from a friend, casual acquaintance, or a family member who lives back East extolling the virtues and joys of life as it was back in “The Good Old Days.” We evidently had a life filled with food and other good things that were not anywhere near as […]


Flick Nation Review: While We’re Young

Until a “comedy” comes along and gives us more to think about than the last twenty dramas we’ve seen, we usually forget that it is always more powerful and memorable when we are able to experience true issues in the guise of humor. Perhaps this is why comic actors continually surprise us with their ability […]


The Music of Spring

Composers though out the ages have written about the changing seasons but spring has especially inspired many to write beautiful music. Spring, a season of renewal, rebirth and regeneration inspires feelings of romance, hope and love and expressed through music, these emotions come to life. Spring is Here, from the musical I Married an Angel […]



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Well Traveled

Summer’s coming and that means time for vacation! You’ve got your passport, reserved the kennel for Rover, stopped the mail, notified your bank, got the neighbor kid to water the tomatoes, made your reservations, booked the car/plane/train, packed your bags, made your list, checked it twice…PHEW! Preparing for vacation is exhausting. But all the preparation […]


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Unbroken: A Movie Review

Louie Zamperini. Louis died last year at 97 years old having inspired … [Read More...]


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It’s the Pits!

Spring has sprung, and the farmers’ market shines like a rainbow. Every … [Read More...]

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Hydrangeas and Caterpillar Control

Q. I had a horrendous caterpillar problem last year. Can I use a systemic … [Read More...]



Have Americans Become One Big Bad Experiment?

In my book, WHY, The Question That Could Save Your Life, I point out how … [Read More...]

Getting Well

Kick Your Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an irritation and … [Read More...]


Ohio's Tribute

The American Civil War

One hundred fifty years ago, the American Civil War ended. The four years … [Read More...]


5 Simple Rules for a Natural Make-up Look

Rule 1. Let your skin shine through. Prep your skin, which means exfoliate! … [Read More...]


He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, My girlfriend has put on a little weight since we started … [Read More...]


La Boulange, Danville

This is another “almost shame on me” testimonial. I have made no qualms … [Read More...]


The 35th Annual Kings X Trivia Contest

The 35th annual Kings X Trivia Contest was held at WPLJ in Walnut Creek on … [Read More...]

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