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Around Town: July 3

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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

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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

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Neighborhood and community news from around town with Kathy Berezny.

Learning to ‘bee patient’— an important life lesson

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Beekeeping teaches the value of being patient.

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

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

Around Town: June 5

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Neighborhood and community news around town.

Freedom comes with responsibilities

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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

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Neighborhood and community news and events around town.

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

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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

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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.
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