Don’t say yes!

Don’t say yes!

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church Amherst, NY My daughter Delaney had a food allergy attack a couple of weeks ago. She snuck a cookie she knew she couldn’t have, took a few bites, and placed the rest back in the container. She then spent the next five hours extremely sick (really, […]

Don’t say yes!

Don’t say yes!

I wanted to see who was calling me from Hawaii so I answered the phone. The nice lady said, “Can you hear me?” and “How’s the weather there?” I said, “Yes,” and “Just fine, thank you.” That bought me a round trip airplane ticket and 4 days at a hotel in Orlando. It cost me […]

The Roosevelt Theater

The Roosevelt Theater

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist The Roosevelt Theater, beloved movie house of children who lived in or near the Lost Neighborhood and beyond in the late 1930s and 1940s, became a staple of childhood Saturday and Sunday afternoon entertainment. Matinees featured Westerns starring Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger, and […]

Blessings

Blessings

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Part of the territory of pastoral ministry is being asked to pray. These prayers cover a wide variety of requests. Some are very serious like praying for the sick or the grieving. Other requests fall more in the ritual sense like praying before a meal […]

Watch your slanguage!

Watch your slanguage!

I’ve been having trouble understanding some people lately, so I decided to learn a new language, but even a little is too much. “Stay woke, pal, keep it 100 for plain English. I’m hundo p 4 that. Got no FOMO. In fact, got JOMO on it.” Rough translation: “Keep informed, friend, stay true to plain […]

Yearbooks

Yearbooks

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg How many of you still have your yearbooks from high school or college? Have you considered using yearbooks as a source for genealogical research? If you haven’t, you should, as there is so much information in them regarding the students, including photographs. Who knows, you might just find that photo of […]

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A common question I hear is, “Is my cell phone harmful to me?” Well, what does the research say? At the time of this article, 26 research studies have found that electromagnetic fields (EMFs), given off by cell phones and other devices, activate calcium channels surrounding our cells which leads to […]

Help Fight Chronic Wasting Disease

Help Fight Chronic Wasting Disease

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Chronic Wasting Disease may be the most serious threat to deer we have ever seen. Is CWD worse than EHD, the other disease we’re hearing about? Yes, definitely. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (sometimes called “blue tongue”) affects deer that get bitten by an infected midge. EHD is fatal, but it’s seasonal, and […]

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