The staff of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Delaware County wishes to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the volunteers who served, through us, to  help those in need in Delaware County during our 43 years of working with local non-profit organizations, public agencies…

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Chester Heights Borough Council has approved a contract renewal with Merves, Amon & Barsz for an audit of the borough’s 2014 financial records.

Monday, Feb. 3 is Psychic Night at Parastudy; offering a chance to get a Tarot, Palm, Psychic or Past Life Reading. Sign up starts at 7 p.m. in the mansion on 354 Valleybrook Rd., Chester Heights. Also on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Barbara Ann Zippi will lead a session on "The Feng Shui of Love - Ar…

When I stood up to my friends, defending a new girl at my school, the janitor, Mr. Bandon, saw the whole thing. He told me that it can take more courage to stand up to friends than to enemies. That was when he showed me a picture in his office of men from his World War II battalion, and shar…

Peasant I am and a peasant I will always be when it comes to the table. Poor as a kid and somewhat comfortable now, I still maintain and follow my peasant Mediterranean diet, the one that my mother brought with her from Italy and the one that respected nutritionists claim to be the source of…

Our major summer project is to downsize a large build-up of ‘stuff’ that has accumulated over the years. This has been a never ending task, tackled in fits and starts. It is one I face with a mixture of dread and excitement.

One of my old buddies from downtown, a grandfather like me, told his daughter that he has no intention of helping his grandkid pay for college. In fact, he told me that the kid doesn't belong in college in the first place. He barely got out of high school. His grandfather suspects that his g…

It's hard to divest oneself of a Depression Era mentality. Forget about imparting some of the key elements of a Depression Era frame of mind into one's children and grandchildren. Trying to do so paints one as cheap and petty.

For the past several weeks, we've all been inundated by the ads and hoopla leading up to Valentine's Day. Sure, February 14 has lots of meaning for most couples. Many enjoy romantic dinners out and go on dates to remember, or even get engaged or married on this traditional "day of love." Ros…

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I encouraged my two sons to wrestle when it came to taking part in the various high school sports offered. To me there was little or no parental interference and influence in wrestling. A wrestler doesn't have to win the coach's favor to start. If a ninth-grade freshman beats the starting 12…

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A high school principal asked if I would be a substitute English teacher for the second term of the school year. The answer was a resounding no. Subbing is the major avenue young, unemployed teachers use to break into the field. It is a way for them to strut their pedagogical stuff for possi…