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  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    His final bow

    The call came from my editor Brian Wilkinson last week that J.R. Froelich had lost his battle to cancer. The call wasn’t completely unexpected as JR and I had talked during his illness over the phone, and over a couple of meals at El Cid’s. We met a couple of times for coffee and shared...

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Thump goes Trump

    He’s a loser.

  • CATHIE CAMPBELL

    Roll up your sleeves for bread

    I remember a time, when my boys were little, when we sat down to snack on some of my homemade bread, fresh from the oven. It wasn’t just one time, as I made bread every week back then. But this one time, we enjoyed it with homemade butter and homemade wild elderberry jelly. What an exquisite...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Political scoundrel

    In 1968 I voted for Richard Nixon. I just couldn’t vote for Hubert Humphrey.

  • COLUMNISTS

    Choosing a Hospice Care Program

    Dear Savvy Senior,

  • CATHIE CAMPBELL

    Hearty fall soups

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, but winter has its fine points too. When rain and cold weather comes knocking, I start feeling really cozy when I think about making a pot of hearty homemade soup. It’s comfort food, but can also be a welcome addition to any dinner party, as there are...

  • TONY KRIZAN

    Seven ‘must do’ hikes for 2016

    Another year has passed and I’d like to reflect a bit on those exciting times hiking during 2015, and make some suggestions for some “must do” hikes during 2016.

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Flint - no easy answers here

    It was home to the highest-paid factory workers in the entire civilized world.

  • CATHIE CAMPBELL

    How to feed hungry Super Bowl fans

    It’s never too early to plan for a Super Bowl get together. This year it will be held on Feb. 7, which will be here before you know it (just like Christmas was). Guests get mighty hungry as they cheer their favorite team on or jump up and shake their fists at “the other guys,”...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Help fill the pantry

    This coming Monday, Jan. 25, we will all have a chance to do something positively wonderful for some of the critters of this area. Our local DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant has teamed up with the Pawsitively Full Pet Food Bank with a delightful fundraiser. The tickets for the dinner, which will...

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