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Observations on Human Nature: Being a Democrat

Written by Tuesday, 02 July 2013 20:11
I am from Massachusetts, born and bred in a little town called Franklin, slightly south of Boston and north of Cape Cod.  As a native of this state, I claim as my birthright three things: The Boston Red Sox, New England clam chowder, and the Democratic Party.  We of this state, are given these things at birth and if we reject them...well...one, two, three, you're out!  As it happens, I'm a rabid Red Sox fan, a devotee of NEW ENGlAND clam chower (not Manhatten!) and yup, a Dem..  I tend to talk about the first two things a lot and…
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Civil War enthusiasts and others commemorated the June 28, 1863 burning of the Wrightsville Bridge with 25 fires along the remains of the bridge 150 years later. Some 12,000 people turned out this year for fireworks and other festivities to remember how the Union soldiers burned the bridge to prevent the Southerners from using it. I doubt many in the weekend crowds realized free Blacks had used the bridge to transport fugitive slaves east across the Susquehanna and into Lancaster County in their journey for freedom, but that's part of the story, too. As the weekend continued, a Civil Wargasm…
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Midtown Pizza offers up more than just pizza

Written by Tuesday, 25 June 2013 16:48
Week two of my restaurant review and I headed over to Midtown Pizza in the Midtown Shopping plaza.  You know the pizza shop near Giant.  Many people see this place as just another pizza shop but they couldn’t be more wrong. Midtown Pizza offers up a whole lot more than just pizza. With a full stocked bar and restaurant attached patrons can sit back and relax and enjoy some good classic Italian dishes.  Of course there are the traditional pizza shop items on the menu as well.  Speaking of the menu WOW its huge.  If you cannot find something on…
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None of us wants to be the groom who splits his pants during the wedding or the woman with a dryer sheet stuck to her rear when she walks up to receive a lifetime achievement award. We try to do what we can to avoid putting ourselves in situations where we look silly in front of others. Over the years, I have seen a few people take a metaphorical pie to the face in public. I know a few who had a great laugh about it -- two or maybe 10 years later. At the time it's mortifying. Most of…
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Mini Vacation

Written by Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:29
Just back from Potter County where we spent time with our freinds and realitives at Camp Middletown on Lyman lake. Joing us were Judy Lipiec, Bob & Bobby Barillia, Carol & Glenn Hemperly and Joann & Gravy Krupilis. What a crew that was, lots of laughs and fun. Went up to the Corning Museum of Glass and saw some great things made of glass. Nope we did not buy anything other than lunch. We did see a nice size bear on the way home just outside of Galeton on the way to the lake. We all went to Wellesboro for…
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So the weekend was here and gone, but as promised I did make it out to visit a local establishment to let everyone know about.   That establishment was Middletown’s newest restaurant; JD’s Junction.    First off I got to say what an improvement this place is from what it was previously.  The owners have taken the time to really make this place shine and become a go to spot for local dinning. Right off the bat the atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Service was quick but it was rather busy on Friday night…
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For my dad on Father's Day

Written by Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:38
I'm going to get a little personal. This is for all the kids (young and old) on Father's Day who lost their dads. This is for all the dads who have lost their children. No one should ever have to feel that pain. Today is Father's Day. To many, it's a day to take out your dads, and tell them how much you appreciate them through greeting cards and dinners. To others, it's a day to wonder, "where is my dad?" or "why did he leave"? And for some, there is an emptiness, because your dad has died and you…
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Bad history on Flag Day

Written by Friday, 14 June 2013 17:10
During my school days, one of the elementary school highlights was a field trip to Philadelphia where we visited the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. We were supposed to go to Valley Forge as well, but the class was so interested in the Betsy Ross House and its gift shop that we had to skip Valley Forge.As I look back on that trip, I wonder how many generations of students shuffled through those same sites in Philadelphia. Why exactly, did our class or any other make a stop at the "Betsy Ross House?"Betsy Ross, of course…
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This has been a very busy and hectic time for me and so there has been no blogging.  There has also been no time to organize my thoughts into anything anyone would want to read but I miss writing so....I figured I better get back to it, ready or not! The last two months have been a time of endings and beginnings; both coming with their own unique actions and emotions and both leading into each other.  First, there has come the ending of my ten year stint with Communities That Care.  It has not been easy to say good-bye,…
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Sorry for slacking

Written by Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:03
Well hello everyone, sorry I have not posted anything in the last month.  As you may know from previous posts I am very involved and volunteer a large portion of my time to a variety of organizations.  I think I may have over done it this past month though.   Anyway enough about why I have been a slacker and not posting.  I have decided I am going to switch gears and write about some of the local restaurants.   I enjoy cooking but I also really enjoy going out and letting someone else do all the work for me.…
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