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Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

March 25 is the 114th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in American history. One hundred and forty six people, mostly young women, died in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. The factory was situated on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the Asch Building in Greenwich Village. It produced womens’ blouses, or shirtwaists. The workers were mostly Italian and Polish immigrants, working

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    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I attended a very special ‘birthday’ celebration last week. It wasn’t for any individual but cake was served. No one blew out any candles. Great, great stories were being ‘swapped’ around by those in attendance. The occasion was the anniversary of the Veterans Coffee Talk. I listened intently to those who have served our great country in the military service. Four years ago, the treasured memories that our veterans possess

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  • Two anniversaries noted, veterans have special event

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

      An important anniversary will be observed Thursday and all veterans in Lincoln County are invited. On March 19 at the Lincoln County Council on Aging at 9 a.m., the weekly Veterans Coffee Talk will be four years old. This effort to bring veterans together has been very successful where everything from just ‘small talk’ to information important to veterans have been shared. For this particular meeting, all veterans who

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  • Don’t let your yard suffer from blowing trash

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I would just like to take a moment to have everyone look outside. Yes, that’s right, the snow is GONE! I’m banking on it staying gone too. As long as we stay around the 50s and above I’m a happy camper. The sun has been out much more it seems than it did all winter and the birds are chirping! Now that the winter weather is behind us (or so

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  • Nostalgia, mindfulness & kite-flying for the middle aged

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    It’s hard to believe, but spring is almost here! March 21 is officially the first day of spring, though that means about as much as a promise from a politician. Thinking about spring makes me think about kites. While we don’t typically make resolutions in honor of the first day of spring, this year, I resolve to fly a kite. When I was a kid, I had a favorite kite

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  • Bill being debated could have drastic effect on cities

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Small communities are voicing concern over a bill currently filed which would have a negative impact and challenge continuance of some critical services. Mike Padella, Mayor of Old Monroe, has contacted area legislators on the effect, if passed, Senate Bill 5 (SB5) would have on his small city right here in Lincoln County. Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) proposes to modify the current “Macks Creek Law” by reducing from 30

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  • Event brings back memories of teams success in sports

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:17 am

    High school athletics have been a huge component for many through the years. And for the communities in Lincoln County, the exploits of the young men and young women in the field or on the courts have seen many successes. I have been privileged to witness many of these successes. On a recent night, I attended and documented (through the paper) a recognition ceremony for the first girls team from

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