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  • Good Natured: The cedar waxwing, a bubbly bug-catcher

    Whether we realize it or not, we all have hidden talents – a special skill or talent we trot out from time to time to amaze and amuse ourselves and ot ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn a time to think of spring

    Fall, my favorite season of the year; my dog loves it too!  We all have a bit of spring in our ste ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family dinner often a ‘moveable feast’

    Dinner is an art form. I’m not talking about the food. Nope, I’m talking merely about the getting people to the table – and keeping them there – part.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • In Focus: High-flying acrobatics

    In the first minutes of Batavia’s visit to Burgess Field in Geneva for its varsity soccer match, the crowd was treated to some high-flying acrobatics ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The NFL needs a new team

    I’m not big on football, maybe because in middle school our coach, a 300-pound ex-Marine, demonstrated how to block by using me as a dummy.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Park district programs provide valuable resources for area troops

    Is your child a Daisy or a Wolf? A Brownie or a Bear? Notice the use of initial capital letters. We’re not talking about personality traits or favorit ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Life at East: Sincerely yours

    They say that the last two-tenths miles of the marathon are the hardest, and if my time as a columnist is a race, I would definitely agree. These last ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • Safety surface gives participants of all abilities a chance to play

    When the Batavia Park District begins a park build or renovation, staff consults with the neighbors of that park for input. It’s important to know wha ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Local business plus community care equals a life changed

    Hi! My name is Holly Deitchman, and I am the executive director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. Over the next 500 or so words, I plan to entertain ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Good Natured: American dipper, icon of western streams

    I would wager that most folks have heard of the Big Dipper, the famous constellation. Shoot, even astro know-nothings like me can point it out in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Perennials to welcome fall

    I am terrible at saying goodbye. In fact, embracing change in general can be a bit of a challenge for me.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Picture book perfect

    I made my 16-year-old read a picture book Thursday morning before school. Yup, true story. My late ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • In Focus: Candy Land

    I can’t believe it’s already high school homecoming season, which is a prelude to my favorite season of the year, fall.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • In Your Court: A brief explanation of Power of Attorney for health care

    The Power of Attorney for Health Care (hereafter “Power of Attorney”) is a document that provides an individual with a method to control his or her pe ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Life at East: Hardly normal college food

    I hate college food. I have to walk a few blocks to the dining center, which inevitably is always crowded due to the dramatically larger student body ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:32 pm
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