Food wars

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 8:55 am   /   Columnists

When I was in my teens, I visited relatives in Israel. My cousin, five years my junior, went on a drive with us, exploring the tiny country’s core.As with most Mediterranean countries, there is a lot of grime, especially in the more impoverished areas, and in the heat, the smell of garbage and animal refuse, […]

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Here comes the Judge

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 9:40 am   /   Columnists

When the 2017 Major League baseball season got under way, the New York Yankees were thrilled to have Gary Sanchez behind the plate. A native of the Domincan Republic, Sanchez had been signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. He had worked his way through the system, and got into 53 games in 2016. […]

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The Statuesque Cow

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   Columnists

When I was a young ne’erdo- well, I courted and subsequently married a girl from Woodstock, Ontario. And the hightlight of any visit to Woodstock (apart from the courting itself) was a walk to the statue of the world’s champion butterfat producer, the cow known as the Springbank Snow Countess. The Countess lived in Woodstock […]

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Teeming with tourists

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 9:01 am   /   Columnists

Prince Edward County, we have a problem. I know, I know. That should be “Houston, we have a problem”. I saw the movie, too. But, we aren’t in Houston, and Prince Edward County has got a problem. Oh, it does. It’s suffering from growing pains. It’s got tourists all over the place. It’s painful to […]

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Name game

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   Columnists

By the time this paper is picked up to be distributed around the County, I will be on my way to New York City, taking a weeklong break from the stresses of everyday life and ensuring the paper gets to press so it can be picked up and distributed around the County. This should be […]

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Breaking up is hard to do

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 10:25 am   /   Columnists

Justin Bieber may have cut short his world tour, but even bigger news (for the County) hit late last week. The Casseroles are throwing in the towel and cancelling the balance of their ambitious 2017 Burnt Offering world tour. The beloved ensemble—who all hail from the County’s Bowerman’s Corners area—hastily called a press conference at […]

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Kitchen confidential

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 10:15 am   /   Columnists

And now for something really different. Okay, I know The Times already has a column devoted to food and deliciousness. I’m not about to challenge an expert, but like a lot of all y’all, I was born with kitchen smarts. I have learned a thing or two in my 45 years living and cooking in […]

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Sleight of hand

Posted: August 4, 2017 at 8:55 am   /   Columnists

In my early 20s a friend taught me one of the quickest and most valuable social studies lessons I’ve ever received. It’s a social experiment you may have tried before. She caught my attention by waving her hand to the left of my face, causing me to turn and face that hand. Then, while I […]

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What is to be done?

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 8:50 am   /   Columnists

What is to be done with the vacant corner store? That question matters to a lot of people, as the building lies at a key location for the redevelopment of a booming Wellington. After a two-year wait, the issue is now on the front burner. The County’s Director of Community Development has finally sent his […]

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It’s an ugly sight, folks

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 8:43 am   /   Columnists

The good news is it’s still summer, and the weather is finally getting with the program. The bad news is it’s actually half past summer, if you go by the school calendar. For those of you who live in the County, if you haven’t needed to use the highways and byways for much more than […]

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