Monday I had the privilege of listening to some of our area veterans as they gathered for a Veterans Day program at Laurelbrooke Landing. As part of the hour-long event, the veterans were given the opportunity to share stories and more.

In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day, a time when we are not only supposed to count our blessings, but to thank the Lord for all those blessings.

There is less than a week before we once more excercise our privilege of casting our vote. Twice a year we’re called upon to let our government know what we think about how they’ve been running the country and we do that through our votes.

Taking a vacation usually means going somewhere completely different in order to get a change of scenery. While my recent trip to New England did bring a change of scenery in the technical sense, it also brought some comforting sameness.

Yesterday was my nephew’s birthday, which is always a reminder that Christmas is only three months away. That’s right – there are only 76 more shopping days until Christmas!

The Jefferson County Courthouse celebrated its 150th anniversary Friday and what a celebration it was.

The towns we grew up in or live in now often hold special meaning to us.

Death is not something we like to think about, and we like even less to deal with it. Every day we hear reports on the news that someone who is a stranger or only a familiar name to us has died. But sooner or later each and every one of us is touched by the death of someone very special to u…

Every once in awhile I receive a request to talk about something in my column. Last week I had a request from a borough official who has been receiving phone calls about people not following the borough’s ordinance in regards to pets – especially dogs.