Have you ever found yourself behind THAT person in line?
This week’s summer-like weather is a reminder that it’s nearly time for school to be out, our seasonal businesses to return to full-bore operation and vacationing families to arrive in our little slice of paradise. But we’d be remiss if we gave this last month or so of the school year short shrift, because it’s exactly the time of year when so many important things happen for our kids, their teachers and other school staff, from those final tests to getting in that last bit of knowledge to tide them over the summer to getting outside for some grade-A phys-ed in pleasant weather.
For years, this week’s column has been one of my favorites to write.
We all use the Internet for healthcare. We hear about the Ebola epidemic, H1N1, measles outbreak and the flu, and out come our phones and computers. I see it at work. As I talk to patients, their family is simultaneously looking up heart disease, surgery and Beebe Healthcare. Even though we know not to believe everything on the Internet, we continue to use it. So, how should we use it?
We love a good “Local kid done good” story.
There’s a level of pride an entire community can take in seeing someone who grew up here move on to new challenges in life and excel. Here at the paper, we love seeing people we covered when they were younger excel in whatever endeavor they have taken on as adults or college students.
And we saw a cool story this week.
It’s simple, but it’s not.
Annual CROPwalk set for this weekend
Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commissioners Bob Wheatley and Rodney Smith met with members of the Shore Democrats organization last week, and Wheatley made a particularly compelling remark during the discussion.
According to a recent story on abcnews.com, a Sacramento woman recently ate three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
Ocean View is a small, quaint town. This is a natural progression of the years and population growth. The fact that it is a nice place to live, and increasingly so in the last three years, is because elected officials have worked hard to ensure that the Town remains fiscally responsible, that we listen to what the residents want but we make our decisions based on what is best for the long-term good of the Town and avoid kneejerk reactions to momentarily hot topics.
The chill is beginning to leave the air, kayakers are more and more prevalent on our local waterways and seemingly everybody is sniffling and sneezing from allergies.
Yes, spring has certainly arrived.
When we stop learning, we stop growing.
Those are valued words that have bounced around my scattered brain for years now, though I can’t remember if I was gifted them by a parent, a teacher or a creepy dude in a trench coat I once encountered by some poorly-lit docks. Regardless, they have stuck with me, and I’ve noticed over the years that the more I learn, the more I realize how ignorant I truly am.
Ocean View voters will have a decision to make when they head to the polls this Saturday. Four candidates — Carol Bodine, Jon Debuchananne, Kent Liddle and Don Walsh — are all running for the council’s District 4 seat. District 4 largely consists of Wedgefield, Avon Park, Bear Trap and Fairway Village.
Well, it seems as if there’s a little more clarity now in regards to the 2016 presidential election.
Easter weekend is now upon us, and aside from the obvious religious implications of the holiday, there is also the realization that another busy season is soon upon us.
Anybody who has been in a relationship has been there.
There has been a lot of discussion throughout the country over the past few decades regarding “The War on Drugs.”
According to scientific research (Editor’s Note: There is absolutely no “scientific” or “research” to what I’m about to say), those two words are used more frequently in the month of March than any other time during the year.
Peanuts have been in the news a lot these days. The incidence of peanut allergies has doubled in the last 10 years, now at about 1 to 2 percent of young children.
Who doesn’t love a good pioneer story?
Well, this story struck me deep in the cockles of my fear zone.
This Saturday marks the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ocean City, Md., along with countless other celebrations throughout the region designed around revelers who either wish to make it down to the beach from other locales, or simply need a day of rest after celebrating before resuming their regular day-to-day schedule.
So, you remember that scene in the movie?