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MICHELE M. BENDER | Time to can clutter
I’m “downsizing.” Sixteen years ago, this house was perfect for me. I gave parties. Friends came and stayed for weekends. Great insulation protected visitors from highway noise.
Yep, I had the time of my life.
But I’m 16 years older, and my friends are, too. They no longer travel like they did. Parties wear us out by 10 p.m.
JIM SIEHL | Richland student excels in class, on field
Ben Verhovsek is a humble, soft-spoken young man who by his nature resists all forms of public adulation.
Music, comedy on tap for pre-Thunder bash
With Thunder in the Valley right around the corner, organizers are hoping to make this year’s event the best yet and are holding a launch party to get people in the mood for the motorcycle rally.
JIM SIEHL | Music to my ears
Seldom has $15 produced such a high level of entertainment as it did a few weeks ago when I found myself in the second row just left of center keeping back the tears once again during my third live performance of “Les Miserables.”
SHAWN CURTIS | Pirates win has familiar feel
As much as all the fuzzy feelings of the 2013 season came to an end when Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano fired a first-pitch strike to Emilio Bonifacio at 1:14 p.m. on Monday afternoon at PNC Park, the 1-0 win took the shape that many Pittsburgh wins did a season ago.
ERIC KNOPSNYDER | A fresh take on funnies
Did you notice some funny business in our comics pages recently?
Many of you did and contacted the newsroom to ask why “Doonesbury” and “For Better or For Worse” were no longer appearing in our publication.
There’s a simple explanation: They are no longer being produced.
JIM SIEHL | Basketball officials never win
Today’s column bounces from local politics to basketball after two previous articles concentrated on Jesse Topper’s successful launch into a new career as a state representative.
Michele Mikesic Bender | Playing the name game
So, did you decide on the ‘popcorn dress’ for the church dinner?” asked Judi, my Communion Lady.
“No, I think the ‘hydrangea dress’ might be better,’’ I answered.
“You name your clothes?” Denise’s jaw dropped.
Bill Eggert | A heartfelt message of thanks
February is the month the medical community sets aside for matters related to heart health. That makes sense, given that Valentine’s Day is right in the middle of the month. So it was ironic that I found myself dealing with the matter of the heart in a serious way this month.
This column is a valentine to the staff of the Conemaugh Health System.
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