Columns & Editorials

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We thought we would begin this article with a few of  questions….What bird has breeding grounds in the Arctic and flies to its non-breeding...

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If you’ve been to a local winery recently, you may have noticed posters or advertisements for local wine festivals, wine tasting or trail events. ...

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People have traditionally seen Social Security benefits as the foundation of their retirement planning programs. The Social Security contributions deducted from your paycheck have,...

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There are funny things out there, folks. A radio program the other day had on it a gentleman who had just had a new...

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Now that the baseball has officially started--with a few fits and starts as well as a false spring heat wave--you might notice a few...

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Global climate change on your mind lately? Several days in the 80’s in March might cause you to consider its validity. Well, it shouldn’t...

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So apparently I jinxed myself in last week’s article. I mentioned how great the weather has been and how lucky we were to get...

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The primary election is over. Except for the Presidential campaign, some of you may not have known there were elections. Let’s be honest. Many...

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No this is not a B rated movie review from the 50’s, but a way to alert our readers that spring is well on...

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Lots of it was just stuff. You know, things that have to be done but really not planned for except in a sort of...

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For the vast majority of people, it is essential to keep a portion of their assets in liquid form in order to meet monthly...

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Wow – this weather is fantastic!! I have been enjoying it as much as I could, cleaning up the branches, opening the windows in...

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For investors who seek to defer capital gains on the sale of investment property, one complex yet effective option is a 1031 exchange (also...

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Can we please have a rest until closer to November? Good Grief!  It got so that I was seriously thinking of just letting the phone...

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I  recently read a column about how the price of gas is increasing the cost of the wine bottle. I understand that it will...

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The word vernal is Latin from “vernus,” meaning “belonging to spring.” Vernal pools refer to any wetland that fills annually from snow melt, spring...

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The old fishing car is a concept that goes way back in my family to at least the mid 1950's, as far as I...

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Doodle Dog woke up and went to the window, sleepily tugging on the bottom of the curtain to make the fabric push aside so...

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I also love seed catalogs.  They’re coming in now and probably will continue until Memorial Day; Hope springs eternal! I used to get lots more. ...

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If you participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan, you may have concluded that you don’t need a traditional IRA. Many people see the IRA...

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One of my favorite places to visit is Orlando, Florida. While I am partial to Disney there is so much to offer there! In...

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Many friends and neighbors are talking about drilling leases.  I have had several clients bring them to me and have had dozens of people...

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Finally some snow! How does the old song go “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go”….well something like that. Since...

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I recently went out shopping for Christmas dinner and was so excited to see the displays of champagne. So now that I am in...

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I sure hope that I get the hang of this “Christmas shopping” thing soon. I always think that I will get a head...

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The first frost of the fall occurred on October 27 at my house. This was considerably later than in past years. Since then, we...

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We have all heard or told childhood nursery rhymes, but what are we really looking at? Suffice it to say the sky has played...

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Recently my son was photographing nature by our pond; he photographed several different types of dragonflies. This got us wondering just how many different...

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When you’re investing for retirement, it’s best to have time on your side. The sooner you begin investing, the more time your retirement fund...

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“What makes a rock maple table different from a regular maple table?” The Newton Falls Public Library staff began their investigation in the library’s...

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As we prepare for the upcoming holiday seasons much of what we enjoy in Nearby Nature has either migrated, gone dormant, burrowed into the...

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As I started to think about how the five senses impact a wine tasting, I was challenged to find out how touch impacts wine....

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So…I missed the Rotary meeting on the 24th.  They were working away at their Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction…as they have been for some...

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Kevin Autry is a new and much younger member of the 1949-’53 Ford Mercury Club. He is the forty one year old new blood...

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There are so many social networking sites now that it is amazing how people are changing something so basic and putting it on a...

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October is my kind of month.  It’s interesting. The harvest is winding down; those shocks of corn so prized by decorators are actually passe’ . ...

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Our caller said, “I really enjoy audio books, but my CD player broke. I would like to try something other than a CD one....

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As medical science continues to find ways to help Americans live longer, it also requires us to examine some of the challenges of people...

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Since mushrooms have been in the news of late, we thought we would try to enlighten our readers about one of the most unusual...

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What an amazing Summer we had. A good mixture of temperatures, a great mix of sun and rain and a few days just hot...

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How do you picture your retirement? Do you envision visiting old friends and traveling to new places? Do you plan to take up a...

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The Settlers “Ye Old” State Renaissance Faire has shuffled off into history once again, leaving bags of gold for the Middlefield “Shop With a...

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“My husband and I enjoy feeding the squirrels peanuts in the shell. We recently bought salted ones and my niece told me it wasn’t...

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The rain pitter-pattered on the windowpane as Doodle Dog looked out at the dewy, misty morning. With his paws up on the windowsill, he...

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So...my question is, if bats (Myotis lucifugus--lucifugus means “flees the light”) are supposed to have such a great echolocation system in their little heads...

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While this summer has not been the best summer for the vines, we are still getting ready to harvest our grapes next month. Between...

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I could not keep back the tears last month while attending a junior doll club event with my precious granddaughter, Mattie. As I helped...

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Did you know that Ohio ranks in the top 10 of wine-producing states and employs more than 4,000 people in the wine industry? Anddid...

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Holy Schmoley!  It’s-a some kinda hot out there!  How much more of this is there going to be?  We get a sort of “teaser”...

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“A friend of mine died several years ago and I was trying to find the death certificate. I don’t want to have to pay...