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Park name honors Ken Garwood

Thanks to Justin Garwood, Ken Garwood’s grandson, the park at the corner of Broadway and Ampersand Avenue has been officially named and blessed by a unanimous vote of the village board under Mayor Jimmy Williams as “Ken Garwood POW Park.” It must have been a year ago that Justin called ...

A stable kind of guy

My pal Russ Sheffrin and I almost have a lot in common. I know the word “almost” doesn’t fit with the term “having things in common.” It’s a black and white issue — either you do or you don’t, right? Wrong! Bear with me on this one, willya? Russ and I are both locals. But ...

Maggie’s Room, Part III

“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book of which the oft-repeated statement is literally true, that its perusal is an unbroken spell.” — Newspaper review, 1887 Robert Louis Stevenson was already a household name before he rocked his contemporaries of the Victorian Age ...

Good mud

When my daughter began hiking, my husband and I had limited goals. We wanted her to enjoy herself. I ensured her shoes were comfortable and her pack was light. She picked out her clothes and carried her juice box and snack while we had all the gear. It was peaceful going for most of the time. ...

A rebel without claws

The first tremors of the Apocalypse of Aging hit a few years ago — when we realized that the AARP magazine was the most interesting read in the house. Obviously, there was something seriously wrong here: Bill and I couldn’t possibly be old enough to be the target audience. There was also ...