Recalling cherished memories help ease loss

Recalling cherished memories help ease loss

On Christmas Day, people across Delaware County will undoubtedly spend time remembering family and friends who are no longer with us, especially this ...

December 23rd, 2020 |  


Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Saturnalia

Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Saturnalia

The holiday season is upon us. We will soon be in the midst of our traditional period of rest between the spiritually significant solstice celebration...

December 22nd, 2020 |  


Wonderland in Stratford Ecological Center

Wonderland in Stratford Ecological Center

The long lane through the woods at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road was clear of fallen twigs and potholes as I drove in last week, thanks ...

December 22nd, 2020 |  



Putting faces to names of fallen soldiers

Putting faces to names of fallen soldiers

I will never forget the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Just a week away from returning to campus for my sophomore year at The Ohio State University, I tur...

December 19th, 2020 updated: January 4th, 2021. |  


Library extends wireless signal for public use

Library extends wireless signal for public use

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that with today’s technological advances, we can do a whole lot with a little help from the internet....

December 19th, 2020 |  


Pandemic led to return to where career began in ’04

Pandemic led to return to where career began in ’04

When the ball dropped on Jan. 1 of this year, I never imagined the world as we knew it would be turned upside down by a global pandemic, and I had no ...

December 18th, 2020 |  


Lighting candles of hope, peace and joy

Lighting candles of hope, peace and joy

We are halfway through the last month of this long and very strange year. It’s time for me to order a new month-at-a-glance calendar with room f...

December 18th, 2020 |  


Origins of Military Order of the Purple Heart

Origins of Military Order of the Purple Heart

The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote p...

December 17th, 2020 |  


Beginner’s guide to Orion

Beginner’s guide to Orion

One of the holiday season’s astronomical ironies is that many much-anticipated telescopes end up under trees, but few of them get used until May...

December 15th, 2020 |  


Still time to view decorative lights

Still time to view decorative lights

One of my favorite activities this time of year is taking a drive through local neighborhoods and enjoying the decorative lights. So far this year my ...

December 12th, 2020 |