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Lifestyle Columns

Family Living Focus: Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

In tough times, communities find strength in people and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we have seen this time and again in our local area, statewide, and around our country as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our ...

Antiques & Collecting: Coffee grinders were part of full service groceries

In the 1950s, there were still A&P grocery stores that only sold bags of coffee beans that had to be ground in a large iron grinder in the store, even though there were other brands of ground beans in bags. The customer chose the type and could grind it or ask a clerk to help. Some health ...

Off the Record: Read for Your Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a reminder, especially in the stress of a pandemic, to be aware of our own state of being and to be compassionate to the inner struggles of others around us. There are many well proven methods to provide boosts to your mental fortitude. ...

Antiques & Collecting: Similar liquor containers had different functions

Antiques are given many names, often changed to be written in a new language or used in a different way, and there can be confusion. Is a “cave a liqueur” the same as a tantalus? Both have decanter bottles; both have drinking glasses; both can have locks; and both are used to serve liquor ...

Off the Shelf: Data Privacy Week

The weekend caps off Data Privacy Week. It was first observed by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom in 2010. This initiative invites library users and patrons into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. We’re living in a new world. ...

Family Living Focus

Watch Your Weight From Gail Gilman Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Being overweight increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Your physician can tell you what you should weigh for your height. To ...