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This Side of the Pond – July 2

By Sarah Pridgeon Because we are all on tenterhooks hoping that the sunshine will last and the odor of fresh-cut grass will fill the air for just a little bit longer, this week I would like to share with you…

This Side of the Pond – June 25

By Sarah Pridgeon It is a truth universally acknowledged that every creature on this side of the ocean is determined to cause my demise, whether through the scratch of a mountain lion or the girth of the local hornets. This…

Letter from the Mayor – June 25

The town is looking good because of an exceptional effort being put forth by our mowing crew Kim Watson and Keith Fowler. It has been difficult for them to keep ahead of the mowing with the wet weather but they…

Letter to the Editor – June 18

Education or entertainment? Upon reading “School district ponders recreation levy” (June 4), I was reminded of the story about the elves in the forest who stumbled upon a pot of gold that had gone unnoticed until that moment. They gleefully…

This Side of the Pond – June 18

By Sarah Pridgeon The skies may be leaking, but I’m glad we’ve had a few pleasant days to wander among the green, green grass and blossoming flowers. Last weekend, the husband and I took advantage of one such bright spot…

This Side of the Pond – June 11

By Sarah Pridgeon In case you haven’t seen it splashed all over the news, the United States just saved the world from the horrors of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Better known to we English speakers as simply FIFA,…

This Side of the Pond – June 4

By Sarah Pridgeon   Last week, a miniature miracle took place: my hero rode through the Wild West. Thanks to his benevolence in adding our pocket of the continent to his tour route, I was treated to an evening of…

Letters to the Editor – June 4

Dear Editor: Many of us are thoroughly disgusted by the Beerfest. What a terrible example for our children. When we think of the negative effects of beer and the other alcoholic drinks it often leads to. It’s hard to understand…

Letter to the Editor – May 28

Editor: I have five questions for Senators Enzi and Barrasso concerning the Trans Pacific Partnership, which was approved this week by the Republicans in the Senate. How can you vote to pass a bill which you have not read? This…

This Side of the Pond – May 28

By Sarah Pridgeon   A rush of excitement once again swept across the entire continent of Europe last week. It’s a ritual that happens every year but, to be completely honest with you, none of us could really explain why…