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Just Outside My Door 05/02/13

May 8, 2013 As I finished hanging up the wash outside recently, I heard the soft voices of the trees and the gurgling creek. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

May 8, 2013 The Sherman Town Board meets tonight in the Town Office at 7:30 p.m. • • • • • The Sherman Minerva Club meets Wednesday, May 8 in the Minerva Library at 1:30 p.m. more »»

Words and meanings don’t always match

May 1, 2013 Our American form of the English language gives us a beautiful and expressive means of communication. But, as we’ve all experienced, this complex language can also be misleading. more »»

Just Outside My Door 04/25/13

May 1, 2013 We are getting rain on this Friday, April 19. It came down in torrents on our way home from Erie this morning. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 04/25/13

May 1, 2013 The Sherman Village Board meets Wednesday, May 1 in the village office. • • • • • The Sherman Town Board meets Thursday, May 2 in the Town Clerk and Justice Court building. more »»

"The Archivist" chapter six - Archive

May 1, 2013 Peregrin rose early and stepped outside the door of his little abode. more »»

Give the gift of memories

April 24, 2013 In just a few weeks — on May 12 — the country will be celebrating Mother’s Day. I recently read about a family that had devised the ideal gift for their mother. more »»

Just Outside My Door 04/18/13

April 24, 2013 It’s wonderful to hear the peepers serenading us, and Mr. Bluebird has found a mate. The couple is busy defending their little home from intruders. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 04/18/13

April 24, 2013 Sherman Stanley Hose Company March memorials, donations Donations John and Sally Patterson, Doug and Joan Frey and Bessie Endress Fund drive William Chambers, Gary and Terry DeLellis, Mark Mason and... more »»

Cocooning in The Nest

April 17, 2013 If you’ve been Moseyin’ Along with me for a while, you know our little family of three recently downsized from our ground-level home of the past 15 years to a fourth-floor condo in a lovely complex... more »»

Just Outside My Door 04/11/13

April 17, 2013 We had slow improvement weather-wise last week, and the sunshine we got melted much of the snow in our yard, but the steps and flowerbed just outside our garage door still had a covering of sno. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 04/11/13

April 17, 2013 SHERMAN — The Minerva Free Library board is pleased to announce it recently received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to help defray the cost of replacing the handicap door... more »»

When grandmas get together

April 10, 2013 At a recent luncheon, I shared a table with a group of interesting and energetic ladies who, like me, are well past the age of AARP. more »»

Just Outside My Door 04/04/13

April 10, 2013 Greetings folks. As I write this column on Good Friday and April will arrive on Monday, I have yet to see my snow droops, pussy willows nor even a blade of grass just outside my door. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 04/04/13

April 10, 2013 Happy birthday greetings March 28: Alexis Crane, Justin Kaleb Sexton March 28: Adam Chambers, Cyathia Griffith, Frand Pratt, Cindy Sears March 30: Timothy Bennett, Sarah Biekarck, Dawn Person... more »»

"The Archivist" chapter five - Council

April 10, 2013 “So these are the Guardians of Archiva,” Peregrin thought as he surveyed the twenty-five people gathered around a huge, stone oval table. He was seated on a low bench against the wall. more »»

There’s enough work to keep us all busy

April 3, 2013 According to the latest reports, those dismal unemployment figures we all saw splashed across the newspapers over the past several years are, at last, starting to drop. Folks are finally finding jobs. more »»

Share a smile, lift the gloom

March 27, 2013 I met “smiling” Jeff some years ago at a decidedly tense time in my life, yet the impression I took away of this stranger has never left me. Jeff is a pacemaker technician. more »»

What would their mothers say?

March 20, 2013 Do you recall those long-ago days when the word “civility” was understood in society? The meaning of the word, according to our friend, Mr. Webster, is politeness, courtesy. more »»

"The Archivist" chapter four - Creed

March 20, 2013 The hills along the northeastern portion of Archiva are more like cliffs, rising nearly vertical in places. more »»



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