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Around Town: July 3

Happy Fourth of July! This was the date July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was ratified and today America celebrates...

My hope for life: One woman’s personal story of pregnancy and motherhood

Column by Eileen Benthal: The debates over abortion are not about whether we are pregnant with human life. The debate is about when we decide this human life is a person with rights protected under the law and whose rights —  the mother’s right to choose or the child’s right to life — takes precedence. 

Around Town: June 19

Neighborhood and community news from around town with Kathy Berezny.

Learning to ‘bee patient’— an important life lesson

Beekeeping teaches the value of being patient.

The North Fork is changing. Can ‘locals’ and ‘newcomers’ peacefully co-exist?

Reflections on coping with the clash of cultures, class and expectations, as our region booms. Column by Celia Marszal-Iannelli.

Around Town: June 5

Neighborhood and community news around town.

Freedom comes with responsibilities

The Lord promises the Spirit brings freedom and heaven answers our prayers with a question, “Why are you standing there looking at the sky?” Who is freedom for if not for the living? 

Around town: May 15

Neighborhood and community news and events around town.

The soothing — yes, soothing — sound of my rooster’s morning call

There are lessons to be learned in the garden and even in the backyard chicken coop. While some may not appreciate being awakened by a crowing rooster at dawn, we all can relate to the struggle of finding our own voice and speaking up for another’s good will. 

Wow, I didn’t see that coming: blindsided by betrayal

In most cases, we will experience a moment where the situation becomes clear. We may experience a flashback that is so powerful that we can see everything that was wrong. We simply didn’t want to believe it or see it.