Columns & Editorials

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SANK!  The word is SANK!  The past  tense of “sink”  is “sank”…”sank”, not “sunk”.  “Sunk” is the perfect tense, which is either being shamefully...

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Various symbols and imagery breathe life into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. In addition to Kelly green clothing, leprechauns and Irish flags, shamrocks are commonly...

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One of our patrons stocks several bird feeders year-round. With the cold weather we’ve been having lately, she was worried about how her birds...

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One thing I have learned over the years is that wine tastes the best when shared with friends with some friendly competition. On any...

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Many are the stories of family wealth lost. In the late 19th century, industrial tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt amassed the equivalent of $100 billion in...

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Doodle Dog uncurled his little body and slowly stretched his legs so that they peeked out over the edge of his cozy bed, extending...

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Well, here we go again.  The Mayan “end of the world” didn’t pan out, so, now we can look forward to the Viking Apocalypse. It...

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Sometimes bon appetit, the 0h-so-upscale cooking magazine, is just too much. They just assume that everyone has access to—and a budget for—artisan cheeses and spirits,...

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Recently, I heard an interview with a writer in Nebraska, who compared this winter’s polar vortex conditions to the ninth circle of hell mentioned...

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We’ve gotten this question a lot in the past few months. The desk everyone’s been talking about is the reference desk, and the lady...

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Some people start saving for retirement at 20, 25, or 30. Others start later, and while their accumulated assets will have fewer years of...

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Thankfully, this month is flying by! Sure we made it through Groundhogs Day, Valentine’s Day, some more rough Cleveland winter days but when I...

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Little things matter. When planning for retirement, people naturally think about the big things – arranging sufficient income, amassing enough savings, investing so that...

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Though the insides of the new office were still slightly strange to Doodle Dog, the floppy-eared puppy figured the outsides would still be slightly...

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This week’s installment is a little light on recipes, and heavy on the rambling part. But I’ve got a very good reason. Because this...

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While many of us are still hoping to get through the cold Cleveland weather, the vineyards around northeast Ohio have another focus – the...

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Don’t you just every so often look out the window or open the door or read the weather forecast and feel like the little...

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This has been a good winter for those of us who love cold and snow. It has also been a good winter to observe...

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The Super Bowl is over and now my ultimate favorite sporting event is about to begin! I love watching the Olympics – especially the...

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If you’re feeling the effects of the ice and snow of an unusually cold Northern Ohio Winter, you’re not alone. And now that all...

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Curse that groundhog! Well, it does depend on which groundhog you are going to believe.  The storied Punxsutawney Phil, of Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, according to...

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While none of us here at the Newton Falls Public Library are lawyers, we have several resources at hand that we could use to...

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Will the economy & the bull market make further strides next year? On both Wall Street and Main Street, 2013 has turned out better...

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It was a long time ago, say about 1960.  I would have been about 14 years old then and would have recently become very...

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File under “Sorry we missed this one.” New Years celebrators in London this New Year’s Eve were treated to  an interesting array of flavored fun-type ...

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January is always a great month for us at the winery. Since it is typically our quietest month of the year we get to...

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In financial terms, 2013 has been a very nice year – a year in which the economy, the housing and business sectors and the...

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One of our Newton Falls Public Library patrons had recently inherited a cast-iron skillet and wanted to be sure they were taking care of...

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The start of the New Year is a great motivation to make small changes to help make life run a little smoother. Since everyone...

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How often do you tell your children to try something new? Whether it be a new sport, a new food or a new game...

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Here’s your chance to investigate the Mpemba Effect.  There’s a video of some Canadian dude on the internet performing this interesting experiment.  He takes...

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Many of us here at the Newton Falls Public Library have seen therapy dogs at work, whether at hospitals, nursing homes, or even colleges....

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Sports Illustrated reports that there is now a “Smart Sensor” basketball(94Fifty) full of God-only-knows what kind of sensors, nine of  ‘em, complete with circuit...

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This time of year, Santa isn’t the only one who’s making lists and checking them twice. If you enjoy giving handmade gifts, here are...

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Now that the clock tower lights are lit, Santa has made the first of his (many) local appearances…for lunch, for breakfast, for pizza, etc….it’s...

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At the Newton Falls Public Library, we understand how discouraging it can be when you can’t find what you’re looking for. Our patron remembered...

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By now you probably have had your share of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries and desserts! But if your family is like mine, you...

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As we reflect on this past Thanksgiving holiday and get ready for the coming Christmas season, we want to begin this week’s segment with...

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The staff of the Newton Falls Public Library has their own memories of children complaining about the appearance of clothing after shortening or alterations,...

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It’s hard to believe that six years ago we put together a small animated light show for families to enjoy during the summer. With...

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Before retirement begins, gather what you need. Put as much documentation as you can in one place, for you and those you love. It...

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What do you do when you’ve got a plethora of apples? That was the question this fall at the Turner house, where we’ve been...

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I love the Old Farmer’s Almanac…I don’t necessarily take it as gospel but I do love the miscellany of STUFF that is in it. ...

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AND…just in case you’ve been obsessing about the Comet ISON(International Scientific Optical Network—used by some Russian astronomers to first locate this fast-moving wonder) the...

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For those of you that have followed my articles for the past six years you may already know that I love dry red wine...

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There ARE drawbacks to having a warm spell this late in the year.  Yes, indeed. So…I’m sitting in the living room reading the paper; it’s...

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Doodle Dog was glad he had the chance to deliver pumpkins while the weather was still being mostly friendly because today the gentle breeze...

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One of our Newton Falls Public Library patrons was being pestered by a  woodpecker, and was hoping to chase it away before it caused...

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As I write, the full Beaver Moon is dancing brightly behind passing clouds on a blustery Sunday (November 17) evening. Known as the Beaver...

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“Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with tenosynovitis in my hand. Could you find me some more information on it?” Though none of us...