As the clock wound down on the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend, two truths entered my mind immediately.
There was a time, not so long ago, when our editor broke out the crystal ball each year and made a list of predictions he was sure would come true in the community over the next 12 months. It was fun, somewhat informed and contained some pretty believable prognostications.
But none of them ever happened as he predicted.
Well, it’s time to put another year in the proverbial rearview and set our sights ahead to the wonders that await us in 2015.
As you are reading this, you are probably either in the final steps of Christmas preparation, winding down another Hannukah with the family or in full-scale recovery mode, finally catching your breath after getting through the holiday rush.
This has become an annual trek into the absurd.
Hanukkah is now in full swing, and Christmas is only days away. We hope that all of you have holidays filled with family, friends and pure joy and love. This is indeed the season of religious celebration, togetherness and humanity, and despite all the headaches and pressures affiliated, we trust there will be plenty of smiles along the way.
And, of course, there are gifts.
There was a time in my life when the single most important thing in my entire existence was a Mattel handheld electronic football game.
Frankford has been going through some things recently.
From arguments over citizens’ privilege at council meetings to debate over a pension plan for Town employees to water bill delays, there has been some tension between officials and residents. One topic that hasn’t been hotly debated is the Town’s police force.
Chief William Dudley was in charge. And there were no questions.
A Senate report released this week on the CIA’s interrogation program of suspected terrorists during the tenure of former-President George W. Bush has generated a few emotions, to say the least.
This Sunday, Dec. 7, many of us will be elbowing people at stores and fighting amongst family members over holiday decorating of the house. And that’s a good thing.
With Christmas, comes anxiety.
Across the country, the Meatless Monday campaign has gained momentum as a new way of thinking, shopping, and eating.
It’s Thanksgiving week, which means many people across these fruited plains are taking a moment to appreciate what they have around them, families are braving the crowds to get to one another for the holiday and the smart turkeys are all hiding out until the mad rush passes.
And, of course, there’s shopping.
We had a tradition around the McCann family table every Thanksgiving.
By Carrie Keane
Arriving home with your new infant should be a happy start to a new life for your family. But it isn’t always a happy time for every mom. After childbirth, some moms can feel sad. The so-called “baby blues” often only last for a week or so, and then the mom can bounce back to a more normal feeling.
The traditional season of giving thanks kicks off this week, and for those looking to pay their good fortune forward, there is no shortage of opportunities right in our back yard.
As a kid, I remember watching the old black-and-white movies in which a husband would be pacing in a smoke-filled waiting room while his wife gave birth to the couple’s baby. The man would then get his first glance at his offspring through a glass window, as a joyous nurse would weave her way through a maze of bassinets and point out his baby.
We’ve received a number of letters and a multitude of phone calls this week about the proposal for the Town of Bethany Beach to end its practice of bidding out beach equipment rental concessions and take over the business for itself.
Up is down. Day is night. And dogs and cats are playing together. Yes, indeed, my life has been flipped upside down, and I couldn’t possibly be any happier.
As the Coastal Point has reported (most recently Oct. 9, 2014, “Residents voice feelings on aquaculture”), there is a local uprising among hundreds of citizens opposed to the State of Delaware’s recently-approved placement of industrial shellfishing operations in the Inland Bays.
So another election season has come and gone, the voters have had their say and life will go forth for those of us in Sussex County, with a few new faces in new places.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, bands will play, speeches will be read out loud and veterans of most ages, genders, faiths and ethnicities will be celebrated for the one thing they all have very much in common — at some point in their respective lives, they put on a uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and they made a pledge to defend this nation and her allies.
On the evening of Dec. 6, 1964, families sat down to watch a new TV show for the first time: an animated special called “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” It featured the voice of Burl Ives as Sam, a singing snowman, who narrates the tale of a misfit reindeer who finds his own special way to shine.