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Keep your “Hot” Dog Cool during warm Summer Days

IN THE April 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andPets
SECTIONS

by Kevin Davies


Summer days are loaded with sun and fun. Despite the heat, summers can come with lots of cool treats and aquatic entertainment. It’s a fact that dogs and their owners love to stay indoors in properly air conditioned rooms. But you need to find other ways of keeping yourselves cool when the mercury rises.

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by Sharon Tucker


Perhaps your summer reading, like mine, involves pulling the venetian blinds mostly closed against the afternoon sun, getting the AC just right and then settling back with a good book, a glass of iced tea and finally settling in to read, going where your author takes you.

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by Ron Van Sweringen


Her name was Evie Adams and she lived up the street from me. The house wasn’t much, mostly covered by an overgrown garden and an enormous shade tree. I used to see her sitting under it occasionally when I passed by. She even waved to me on occasion.

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The Egg Robber

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andTerrific Tales
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by Ron Van Sweringen


She was tired of being robbed every morning. I could tell by the way she looked at me with those blinking eyes when I entered the chicken coop. She was the only white hen in my grandmother’s flock of twelve hens and one large, very mean, red rooster.

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by Ron Van Sweringen



Manny D’Angelo, dropped the air mattress on the roof. A pillow followed on top of the mattress. “Hot as heck,” he groaned, his fifteen year-old body reflected in the moonlight, naked except for his jeans. He looked over the edge of the roof, five stories down to Demato Street, in the center of Little Italy. People were resting on their front stoops and he could hear faint radio music wafting on the hot sultry air. “One hundred and one,” he recalled the weather man saying that day, “and more expected tomorrow.”

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by Deborah Harter Williams



Since we didn’t make it to the movies this weekend, we decided instead to share a fun, summer recipe for you to enjoy with the family! This recipe is from Cooking Fearlessly – Recipes and Other Adventures from Hudson’s the Bend written by Deborah Harter Williams, Jeff Blank and Jay Moore.

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by Sandra Murphy




Is it possible for kids, the dog, the cat, grass, flowers, the veggie patch and parents all to survive and thrive this summer? With a little planning, not only is it possible but it can be done green too.

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Birds Behaving Badly

IN THE June 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLee Juslin,
andPets
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by Lee Juslin



One of the nicest things about the arrival of spring and warm weather is the return of the birds. Step outside in the morning and you are greeted by a chorus of bird song instead of the silence of winter early mornings.

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Cool Summer Drinks You Can Make Yourself

IN THE June 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy



This summer, make a variety of cooling drinks with little effort and a lot of room for creativity. Parents and kids alike will love it. Cut down on the sugar intake of regular sodas while raising the amount of fruit and milk for a healthier way to beat the heat.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



With summer weather finally approaching everyone will be trying to find ways to stay cool and to have some fun. For those of us who don’t have our own pools the City pool has always been a great, inexpensive option for both staying cool and having fun. Unfortunately, due to the current economy some of those pools will either not be open this summer or will be cutting back on hours.

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Charlie St. Cloud: Movie Review

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andMovies,
andTeens
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by Kristalyn Patzkowski



One preview caught my interest and, when asked if there was a movie I wanted to see, I had an immediate answer. I wanted to see Charlie St. Cloud, which stars Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan and Amanda Crew.

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Kristalyn’s Summer Adventure

IN THE July 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andTeens
SECTIONS

by Kristalyn Patzkowski



Before I tell you about this year’s summer excursion, I need to revisit August 22nd of 2009. To anyone else, it was a regular Saturday — the one day of the week to sleep in — but not for me. I had been looking forward to this day so was not able to sleep late.

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