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I Remember Dad: Proud Be, The Airplane Mechanic

By Richard Maybe

There are times when a man becomes tested in what seems to be, beyond his limits. At the time, it may seem that a man is stretched and pulled, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, beyond his capacity to withstand it all. Such a time, came to my beloved father, when he took on the job as one of the very many airplane mechanics at Hickam Airfield in Hawaii, during World War II. Read More

Diary of a Scout Leader: The Cross Road

By Richard Maybe

It is Tuesday, the seventeenth of June of 1969. My second day of summer vacation. I am 15 years old and have just completed my sophomore year at Boonton High School. It is my second day of painting the interior of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s infamous Thorpe Hall. During my lunch break, I hand wrote an essay of what scouting means to me. Read More

Freeholders Team Up With Saint Clare’s To Urge Residents To Get Needed Hospital Care

Officials at Saint Clare’s Health System say their hospitals are virtually free of COVID patients and preparing aggressively for any recurrence of the virus, but they are not seeing a return of patients for non-COVID medical conditions. READ MORE

3 ways teachers, families and students can prepare for the school year

The beginning of a new school year always means change, but this back-to-school season will look a bit different. Whether students are taught virtually or in a classroom environment, it will create challenges for teachers, families and kids alike. Kleenex® brand child wellness expert and board-certified attending family physician, Deborah Gilboa, M.D., weighs in with her top tips for families to help prepare for the upcoming school year. Read More

Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

Children often take cues about how to react from their parents. Think about what it takes for you to feel calm and prepared (or even excited) for the start of a new school year. That could mean talking with your child’s teacher or school about the safety precautions they’re taking so you can feel more at ease, taking a few minutes to establish a morning routine or stepping away from news that makes you anxious.

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Need headache relief? How to treat the 4 most common types

It can be easy to dismiss head pain as a regular headache, but in fact there is no such thing. More than 300 types of headache exist and the likelihood you’ll experience one in your lifetime is high. Worldwide nearly 40 million people have some form of headache disease.

“Each headache comes with its own set of symptoms and a different approach to treatment,” said Dr. Vincent Martin, president of the National Headache Foundation and professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 

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OPINION From the Left: Honoring the Fallen


Capping a week of deserved tributes, the funeral for Rep. John Lewis in Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church brought me back a quarter-century to another funeral for another revered member of Congress, former House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill.. 

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OPINION From the Right:Biden Backers Terrified of Debates


CNN’s media unit emails out a nightly newsletter titled “Reliable Sources.” The newsletter is not always reliable, since it has a slippery grasp on what its own network is putting on television and online.  Read More

A Delightfully Creamy Dessert

( Simple, sweet treats are always a win with the family when you need to change things up a bit. Enjoy some decadence with this dessert recipe including creamy cheesecake filling coupled with chocolate cookie dough for a truly rich delight.

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9 Sustainable Eating Facts

Health and environmental concerns convince many people they should rethink their diets.

However, it’s important to know you can make informed food choices based on facts. By working with farmers and ranchers who use science and research to advance animal agricultural practices, commodity groups like Colorado Corn help ensure the availability of sustainable, healthy and delicious animal protein products. Read More

Foodie Fest Weekend – Social Distancing style

A weekend dedicated to all Foodies! Thanks to Environmental Transport Group, Rockefeller Group and Johnson Automotive a new event is coming!

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A Creamy Complement for Summer Steaks

When it’s time to fire up the grill this summer for an all-American classic, you can take steak to the next level by pairing it with a creamy sauce that delivers a kick. This Horseradish and Chive Sauce is the ideal complement for juicy steak; try making a day in advance to allow the flavors to meld together overnight. Find more ideas for upgrading your grilling experience at Read More


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