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  • Opinion

    Some funny things in the news

    Did you see the humorous photo making its way around the internet and Facebook this week? The one I’m referring to is the photo of the scene just after Dorothy throws a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. The photo shows her clothes with her witches hat all crumbled up on the ground, because the witch melted. What makes the photo funny is the caption that reads, Hillary Clinton takes the ice bucket challenge. Come on Democrats, laugh, its funny.

    By Mike Cannatelli |

  • Opinion

    Ride horses better and prevent injury

    Rev up your engines, with horsepower, that is! Equestrian events are here! Whether a jump, trot, race or show, you may find that pain, muscle spasms and imbalance prevent personal best performance when riding. Pain in the lower back, neck, hips, shoulders, knees and wrists often sidelines riders can limit participation in sporting activities they enjoy. Research shows that many people are hurt riding horses each year. Often, their symptoms are the result of spinal injury.

    By Dr. Chad Laurence |

  • Opinion

    Two big festivals coming this weekend

    The first Festival is the 49th annual Chadds Ford Days, when time goes back to Colonial times with vendors offering quality handmade crafts and a huge art show. They have added more musicians with a big mix of different styles of music. At noon the schedule for both days has the duo of McGraw & McLaughlin, at 4:30 p.m., the Steve Liberace Band and at 3 p.m., The Sermon Band on Saturday and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., and Steppin’ Razor five-piece band performing on Sunday at 3 p.m.

    By Caryl Huffaker |

  • Opinion

    Weeds don’t get in the way of this garden

    Wallace Township resident Howard Frysinger is what you might call an inventive gardener. His knowledge of growing food and an inquisitive, do-it-yourself nature, along with the time constraints of a full-time job, seem to have led him to practice a unique style of gardening. It helps that he grew up on a farm and learned how to grow food early on; he has an instinct for it.

    By Pam Baxter |

  • Opinion

    Plenty to do in September

    Ah, September. I think it’s my favorite month of the year. As long as we don’t have a hurricane, it’s also usually our driest month. Admittedly, this year’s September is a bit of a downer for me. This is our first year in many that we are not going to the beach during the second week. Now that I have two kids in school, we just weren’t comfortable pulling them out of school, especially my younger son, since this is his first year of kindergarten, I...

    By Lisa Lightner |

  • Our say

    Rescue crews demonstrated just how good they are

    The tragedy at Anson B. Nixon Park last week when a young man drowned in a pond there cast an air of sadness in the community. But it also showed us just how professional and proficient our local emergency responders are in dealing with these types of situations.

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  • Our say

    Sports are more than Friday night lights

    In 1973, Sports Illustrated magazine featured on its cover the photo of a 3-year-old male horse — Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. ESPN named him the 35th best athlete of the 20th century and he is still remembered fondly.

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  • Opinion

    Finding fruits of the sea in Acadia Park

    On our annual summer vacation in Maine, we spend most of our time in and around Acadia National Park, a destination for our family since we were kids. It’s an incredibly beautiful area, and either from hikes on the high trails or walks along the rocky coast, the views are varied and spectacular.

    By Pam Baxter |

  • Opinion

    Mushrooms: Delicious and healthy food

    Mushrooms, mushrooms everywhere! Mushrooms have been used as food and medicines for thousands of years. Many people enjoy eating various types of mushrooms, in both raw and cooked forms. Most are grown in Chester County, in the town of Kennett Square and its surrounding area, which is also known as “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” With lots of health benefits and a variety of ways to prepare them, it is easy to understand why so many chefs like to incorporate them into...

    By Dr. Chad Laurence |

  • Opinion

    DOWNWIND: Unusual art exhibit at the Brandyine River Museum

    The Brandywine River Museum of Art has a really big show with works by East Buffalo, New York, artist watercolorist Charles Burchfield, (1893 to 1967). His long career as an artist inspired a horde of people to attend the opening last weekend, including two buses, one from Buffalo, which is a long ways away. According to the literature about him, Betsy and Andrew Wyeth did go to Burchfield’s studio while he was painting “Autumnal Fantasy,” which was unavailable for the...

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