Veterans Day a chance to show our true support

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.

Post office explains history of ‘Forever Stamps’

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.

Once again, we ask for you to cast your ballots

One of the msot anticipated election days we’ve had in quite some time will finally take place next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

No, there’s nothing as glamorous as a presidential or gubernatorial election during the mid-term balloting, but the ramifications of this year’s elections will be strongly felt, both locally and nationally.

Hey, sometimes life gives you fortune — twice

Who wouldn’t want an extra $25,000 a year? For life.

Well, to be fair, it’s for 20 years, but the name of the game hosted by the Massachusetts Lottery is “Lucky for Life,” so let’s stick with the “life” concept for now. Besides, none of us really know when that final curtain will drop, so 20 years might indeed be a factual statement. In fact, if I could sign a contract right now that guaranteed me another 20 years and...

Guest Column: New procedure decreases severity of chronic asthma attacks

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can cause the airways to narrow so that less oxygen flows into the lungs. Uncontrolled asthma is serious, as it can cause permanent damage to the airways. Symptoms are wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing and shortness of breath.

Banks recognized for selflessness, grand vision

Kami Banks has long been an influential voice in the community, somewhat belying her relatively-young age.

Do we oversaturate in the media? Absolutely

I love a good statistic.

Not one of those “I’m-trying-to-prove-a-point-so-I’ll-pull-something-out-my-backside-that’s-almost-pertinent” statistics. I mean the ones that either truly tell a story, cause me to think about things in a different way or, quite simply, make me laugh.

Alumni night, discount cards top band activities

It’s a busy time for your Indian River High School Marching Band and Boosters!

This Friday night is Band Alumni Night, as former members of the band are invited to come out and join the current band on the field for their Beatles halftime show. Even if you don’t play your instrument anymore, come on out and have fun remembering your time in the IR band.

Guest Column: Not too spooky: Beebe doctor talks Halloween safety

Halloween can be a time of fun and creativity. But the Halloween season should only be pretend scary! Here is some advice to help keep kids safe while they have a terrifyingly good time.

Area’s heroin problem is only growing worse

The heroin problem has been steadily growing throughout our community over the past year or so.

A message from above

Monday afternoon, I find myself in downtown Bethany at lunchtime. I think to myself, “Well, it’s a beautiful day, I’m at the beach and I need to eat — so, what the heck! I will get a sandwich and sit on a beach, enjoy the sunshine and relax for half an hour.”

Post office boxes: Safety and security for your mail

Some of us rent safety deposit boxes at our bank or financial institution. They provide security for our valuable possessions, and peace of mind for us. For security, convenience and peace of mind concerning your mail, nothing beats a post office box at the Ocean View Post Office.

• Security — Your mail is protected, under lock and key, as well as by federal statute.

We all have motivation to preserve our beaches

When Department of Natural Resource’s (DNREC) beach guru Tony Pratt visited the Fenwick Island Town Council last week to discuss dune maintenance, he uttered two words in particular that should carry a lot of weight.

“Sand blows,” he explained.

Celebrating Haley’s amazing life on tap Sunday

The community is preparing to bid a heartfelt farewell to one of its favorite sons.

Matt Haley — restaurateur, philanthropist, speaker and basic humanitarian — passed away on Aug. 19 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in India while performing some of his humanitarian efforts. His loss was a shock to many in our area, not only because he was only 53 years old, but also because of the enthisiasm and zest for life he exhibited nearly every moment of his life.

Diabolical geniuses just don’t exist all that much

One of the joys of watching crime dramas on television or in the movies is the cat-and-mouse game often played between a brilliant criminal and the detectives who eventually get out in front of the evil mastermind through a combination of hard work and a bit of cleverness of their own.

An ounce of prevention could help when needed

There’s a fire in your home. Or an intruder breaking in the back door. Maybe you’ve been carjacked in your driveway.

Guinness still recognizing greatness 60 years later

It had to be a startling scene for anyone who happened to pass by the park on that summer morning in 1979.

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