Over-night Oatmeal

Over-night Oatmeal

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends, how many of you are getting ready for a spring break vacation? I know many schools have split vacations now, so you may have already ventured to someplace warm, but others are still looking forward to heading somewhere warmer (and after the recent nor’easter we’ve just endured, who wouldn’t […]

The Underdog

The Underdog

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY I spent last weekend the way I suspect many of you did, watching basketball. A special treat this year was getting to watch round one from Keybank Center with some friends. Now, it’s not that I needed the reminder, but I walked away from the […]

Courageous and Compassionate

Courageous and Compassionate

Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church Amherst, NY Without women my church would close. Our worship attendance would drop by 65%. Our prayer group would cease to exist. The altar would not be cared for. Supplies would not be in stock. Our worship resources would not be prepared or published. Our committee […]

Low Fat? Think again!

Low Fat? Think again!

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom For years, a low fat diet has been advocated for optimum health. But is this really the way to go? Studies show that diets low in saturated fat do not prevent heart disease. Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a leading US cardiologist says that the information is based on flawed data from the […]

Research in Beantown

Research in Beantown

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg I just returned from a research trip to Boston where I spent 4 days at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library. I had arranged for a consultation with one of their research experts and was fortunate to be assigned Marie Daly, one of their premier researchers as my consultant. Her […]

Why Most Bucks Don’t Get Big

Why Most Bucks Don’t Get Big

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Most of the deer we hunt are young deer. Only one percent of whitetail bucks ever get older than 8½ years. That’s the word from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Few bucks get old enough to display their full antler potential, at about 4 to 5 years. The buck wearing his first […]

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