Columns

Kehoe Rodgers: Gifts even better than Little Kiddles, a Barbie camper and an ABA basketball |Dec 20, 2015

The other day I was on the phone with my sister discussing “the menu” for Christmas day. There are quotes around the phrase “the menu” because that’s how my mother referred to it – like she was planning a sit-down meal for 100 people.

Are energy drinks hazardous to your health? |Jun 12, 2014

Energy drink consumption for teenagers and people in their twenties is the fastest growing group in the soft drink industry, with sales totaling a whopping nine billion dollars. In fact, they are quite popular on most college campuses, and among adults in the workplace.

Anson B. Nixon Park is the best park around |May 29, 2014

Outdoor enthusiast Lisa Lightner lives in Avondale.

Time for a change at Bayard Taylor Memorial Library |May 22, 2014

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously said, “Nothing endures but change.” So it should be no surprise that changes are coming to the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library.

Pros and cons of universal life insurance |Apr 14, 2014

(Do you have a question about your financial affairs? Financial planning consultant, Robert S. Pennartz, CFP® takes calls at 1-302-654-5556, extension 138 or 1-800-366-0632, extension 138. A selection of these questions and Pennartz’s responses are published in this column.

Pros and cons of universal life insurance |Apr 14, 2014

(Do you have a question about your financial affairs? Financial planning consultant, Robert S. Pennartz, CFP® takes calls at 1-302-654-5556, extension 138 or 1-800-366-0632, extension 138. A selection of these questions and Pennartz’s responses are published in this column.

The Law of Potholes |Mar 20, 2014

The Law of Potholes Dreaded potholes! They seem to be everywhere this year, so avoiding them all is nearly impossible. The result: lost hubcaps, bent rims, flat tires and even accidents and injuries.

A look at the jury selection process |Feb 6, 2014

If you’ve ever been called for jury service, you probably know that it can be very boring -- sitting in the jury room waiting most of the day, being filed into a courtroom like sheep being herded, then listening to a judge or attorney ask you all sorts of questions, some of them a little personal.

Our society has flipped 180 degrees |Jan 30, 2014

I received some comments from folks who have read my previous column where I addressed the Duck Dynasty brouhaha. One person felt Phil’s religious freedom was being deigned. I decided to not just answer them back in a e-mail, but as others probably have a similar view decided to address that issue in my column.

Options available when rolling over 401(k) |Nov 5, 2013

Q. I’m 56 years old and I have recently switched jobs. I’d like to rollover my old 401(k) retirement plan to an IRA for more investment choices. Any reason why I should not do this?

Kacie’s dad: Heroin needs to be confronted |Apr 11, 2013

Editor’s Note: Andy Rumsford is the father of Kacie Rumsford, 23. Kacie died of a drug overdose a few weeks ago at the Kennett home she shared with her parents.

Del Bittle a true asset to community |Jan 7, 2013

Editor:I enjoyed last week’s article on Del Bittle and it reaffirms what I already knew. What a great man and assest to our community! I had driven past Del’s place many times seeing the wooden guitar sign on Route 842.