This Month’s FEATURES

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Spring Break: A Break We All Need

Spring break is just the break I need to break from the monotonous routine I find myself in this time of year. Like many of my readers, both of you, I get up (when it’s still dark outside), let the dogs out, eat breakfast, see the kids off to school, drive to work, put in […]

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The Forgotten History: A Century of Silence

One hundred years ago, in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, now Republic of Turkey, the systematic persecution and annihilation of ethnic minority Armenian Christians, culminated in 1915 during the Great War. It is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians were targeted for mass murder or died on forced deportations. Menfolk and boys were killed […]

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Folk Music: The People’s Music

Folk music is one of the most traditional and popular forms of music in the world today. It is enjoyed by millions of people in almost all countries, especially in western civilization. It is said that it has planted itself in the ‘hearts of man’ because it comes from the heart of man. Much of […]


People Watching

Something different this month – a quiz! A chance for you to relive those tedious hours spent in airports all over the world. Let me set the stage. You have just been told your flight is delayed and will not leave for another hour or maybe two. You are here sitting in the lounge waiting […]




The Rouge Cosmetics is Moving

To: 145 East Prospect Ave. Suite 100 in Danville Mission Statement: To provide exceptional cosmetics and skin care for future health of the skin. Buzzing with great cosmetics and highly-advanced skin care since it opened its doors at 822 Hartz Way in Danville more than 10 years ago, The Rouge Kiss and Make-up Beauty Boutique […]



John Boorman’s Queen & Country

The creative triumph of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood will likely be … [Read More...]


The Frisco Kid

Have you ever had a movie that you dust off and watch…every year? The … [Read More...]



Milk: The Deadly Poison

This is the title of a book by Robert Cohen, first published in 1998. This … [Read More...]

Getting Well

Tennis Elbow Anyone?

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is similar … [Read More...]



30 Things Springtime Challenge

While the first day of spring is in March, nature’s full expression of the … [Read More...]


April Showers

Come on! Where is the rain? I am old enough to remember many rainy Aprils, … [Read More...]


He Said / She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear HSSS, I saw a good friend’s husband out with another woman. It sure … [Read More...]

ALIVE Restaurant Guide

Railroad Station Bar and Grill

This is one of those stories that requires some divination, as the events … [Read More...]


Beauty Buzz: Springtime Transformations

Springtime is a marvelous season to make a change to your make-up wardrobe. … [Read More...]



Seeing Red

Don’t risk sleeping in on a Saturday this month, for arriving late at the … [Read More...]


Waste-water & Daylilies

Q. What additional chemicals would I have to mix with grey water in order … [Read More...]