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Lifestyle Columns

Off the Shelf: The value of book choice

By LeRoy Nosker Tanner Programming & Technology Services Librarian In the Star Wars Film, “The Phantom Menace,” the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn utters the words: “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.” That’s a harsh insult coming from someone supposed to be a diplomat. ...

Antiques & Collecting: Enamel on metal has inspired artists for ages

Enamel has been used to decorate metal since medieval times, creating elaborate designs on copper, silver and other metals. Early pieces made in Europe, especially pieces used in religious services, were created in ever-changing styles. Enameled pieces for home use were rare before the 1800s. ...

Park & Rec Report

Civic Center is open for fitness and walking through noon on Monday July 19 Hours are Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Everyone entering must do a self-screening at the door prior to entering and leave if answering ...

Family Living Focus: Travel Tips for Reducing Chances of Identity

Instead of moving, perhaps modifications to your home would make it more furnishings. Replace old equipment t With the summer season now in full swing, many senior citizens, like other Americans, are planning to spend some of their free time traveling. If you are one of the millions of ...

Antiques & Collecting: Footstools have served function for centuries

Footstools were used to elevate the feet of a person sitting in a chair as long ago as ancient Egypt. The stool was usually rectangular with four small feet. In the following centuries, footstools were made as long rectangles with four or more feet. They were used by all those sitting on a ...