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November Art Column
Arts & Entertainment, Columns

November Art Column

  By Jeff Davis Julio Valdez’s “Dreams & Reflections” in on exhibit through Dec.17 at the Latin America Masters (“LAM”) gallery at Bergamot Station: The title of the exhibit is taken from Carl Jung’s memoir Memories, Dreams and Reflections. In Valdez’s work the reflection refers to both the physical light bouncing off the water and…

For Good
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For Good

    By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish to address how rescue organizations, such as Lifeline for Pets, and others, pour their hearts and souls into saving the very difficult cases, in hopes that they,…

My Philosophy a Bit Extenuated
Columns, Opinion

My Philosophy a Bit Extenuated

  By Dorothy Denne Admittedly the older we get the more the odds are stacked against us but, life is as fleeting as a breath and death makes no distinction between the young and the old. Thus, I can’t stress enough the importance of savoring each moment. That’s my philosophy but I forget it all…

Dorothy’s Place: The 25 Pound Pumpkin
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Dorothy’s Place: The 25 Pound Pumpkin

  By Dorothy Denne Holidays tend to bring back memories.  Saw some Halloween decor yesterday that brought this one back to me. There was a huge pumpkin sitting on my back porch being baked in its skin by the hot morning sun.  It was part of my fall season outdoor decor. I don’t usually do…

Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy
Business, Columns, Opinion

Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy

  By Jean D. Koehler There are a variety of factors that determine the strength of the U.S. economy, including government spending levels, imports versus exports and currency values. Yet, the biggest factor in determining the health of the economy is based on consumer spending, which is the case in most developed countries. According to…

Dorothy’s Place: Snippets
Columns, Dorothy's Place, Opinion

Dorothy’s Place: Snippets

  By Dorothy Denne Desktop cleaning time again.  I share with you little snippets I have clipped or copied or thought up to use some day.  Today is the day.  No theme, no organization, just random as I come to them. 1) The sky and the sun are always there.  It’s the clouds that come…

Lifeline Pet Cat of the Week: Thumbelina
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Lifeline Pet Cat of the Week: Thumbelina

  Such a tiny little baby-cakes! Thumbelina is a Siamese mix at the age of 6 weeks. She is super-sweet, cuddly, playful, and friendly. Plus, she’s a polydactyl with 3 extra “thumbs” on both of her front paws! Oh, and did we mention she’s as cute as they get? Grab her now to take full advantage of her…

Dorothy’s Place: A Stroke of Genius
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Dorothy’s Place: A Stroke of Genius

  By Dorothy Denne   There was a time in my life when I actually enjoyed cleaning house.  I don’t remember when it was.  As of now I have to say that cleaning house is not one of my favorite pastimes. Last night a cricket got into my house.  My female cat, Fluffy, spotted him…

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