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Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

September 26, 2013 By Elaine Cole Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Damon Janes, friends, football players on the Brocton-Westfield team and all other football players in Chautauqua County and other... more »»

Just Outside My Door

September 26, 2013 I bring greetings to you all on this 70 degree lovely Friday morning (Sept. 20). We’ve had several such days this week even though the nights have been mostly colder. more »»

The telephone: then and now

September 26, 2013 In the long-ago years of my childhood, the family’s telephone was big and black and lived on the wall in the downstairs hallway. A chair and stand... to house the small Ft. Worth telephone directory.. more »»

A preference for pillows

September 19, 2013 I’m a lifelong fan of those cushy comforts known as pillows. Through the years, I’ve gathered a collection of soft, cuddly squares, rectangles and roll-style bolsters in a variety of sizes and colors. more »»

The Paper Plight:?Curbing the endless clutter

September 12, 2013 Lately, I’ve been battling a seemingly-unstoppable assault on our living space. No, it’s not termites, mice or even those pesky mosquitos. more »»

Just Outside My Door

September 12, 2013 Although Autumn is not fully here, we are seeing more and more signs that it’s just around the corner. more »»

Just Outside My Door

September 5, 2013 As I looked out my window this morning and then checked the thermometer outside, I thought it’s great to feel the warmth of a summer day though I know it’s really September. more »»

Just Outside My Door

August 29, 2013 I sit at my computer on another sunny morning wondering just what I should write about. I usually ponder that thought a day or two before it’s time to begi. more »»

Sneezin’ season is in full swing

August 29, 2013 For those cursed with seasonal allergies, the month of August is a challenge. That’s due to the fact that all those pesky ragweed plants have started wafting their potent pollens into the air. more »»

Just Outside My Door

August 22, 2013 Last week we had some cold nights and it was not typical August days when the week began. more »»

August: A month of inventions

August 22, 2013 August, the unofficial end -of-summer month, was left out when the calendar-makers were putting together their list of special dates. more »»

I’ve become pitch resistant

August 8, 2013 Back in my early years of motherhood, I was a push-over for all the Madison Ave. hype about products vital to the health and welfare of children. more »»

Back to school, then and now

August 1, 2013 Summer vacation time is in full swing for the kids in Chautauqua County. more »»

Just Outside My Door

August 1, 2013 I bring greetings to you all on this first day of August. We’re getting closer to the end of summer every day and the beginning of the new school year for many youth in our area. more »»

What would Mr. Hancock say?

July 25, 2013 By Joyce Schenk COLUMNIST When our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence more than 230 years ago, they proudly wrote their names into history. more »»

Just Outside My Door

July 18, 2013 Thankfully our rain ceased today, July 12th , after several rainy days. It?s sunny and not humid like it has been. more »»

The Feng Shui way to finding ‘Chi’

July 18, 2013 In recent years, a growing number of American homes have been rearranged and redecorated by the Feng Shui movement. The goal of this Asian-inspired philosophy is to increase the energy called “chi. more »»

d’Amboise to discuss life and career at Institution

July 18, 2013 Jacques d’Amboise, legendary ballet dancer, choreographer and founder of the National Dance Institute, will discuss his life and career for the Chautauqua Dance Circle (CDC) at 3:30 p.. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

July 11, 2013 By ELAINE G. more »»

A cautionary tale about scams

July 11, 2013 When I answered the phone last week, the caller, a woman with a thick Indian accent, said, “This is the Medicare Department calling with an important announcement for all senior citizen. more »»



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