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This Side of the Pond – July 3

This is the most pleased that anyone has ever been about a strawberry.

Not to imply that I go a bit loopy for sports during the summer months, but there is a second international event that I should like to recommend for your viewing pleasure. I’ve always enjoyed Wimbledon but, now that England…

Letters to the Editor – June 26

With elections right around the corner, and political candidates actively seeking your vote; it really leaves voters with a lot to think about. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk to a great number of candidates for state and…

This Side of the Pond – June 26

By Sarah Pridgeon When I was little, I always had a plan. At some point during my first few years of existence, somebody must have mentioned that it’s best to know what to do should a fire break out in…

This Side of the Pond – June 19

By Sarah Pridgeon Until I drove my first American car, I didn’t understand the joy of vehicles – they were functional items other people seemed unreasonably attached to. Now that it’s summer and time for my fair-weather car to hit…

This Side of the Pond – June 12

By Sarah Pridgeon I know that soccer is not exactly this country’s greatest love, but I should like to alert everyone to an upcoming event that I’m confident we can all enjoy. The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on June…

Letters to the Editor – June 5

Spring is here and we are busy at the City. The 21st Street water line is finished and the final grading is underway at the transfer station. The landfill scale is in position and about to have the deck poured. Mainline Contracting has the…

This Side of the Pond – June 5

By Sarah Pridgeon I have greeted this sudden onset of sunshine exactly as you might have expected me to: badly, and with no small degree of confusion. I was rather expecting there to be a spring somewhere between winter and…

This Side of the Pond – May 29, 2014

By Sarah Pridgeon   If you are by chance a fan of Tolkien, it may interest you to hear that you are acquainted with a real life hobbit. As the epic tale in The Lord of the Rings has essentially…

Letters to the Editor – May 29

To whom it may concern: I decorated the grave at Beulah cemetery on Saturday morning, and when I went back, one of the bouquets had been moved to another grave. This was very hurtful and disturbing, and I don’t understand…

This Side of the Pond – May 22

By Sarah Pridgeon Election season is upon us and brings with it the excitement of finding out who exactly will be running and what positions they will seek. Though I’m not yet permitted to vote thanks to my alien status,…