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Good Morning. Wednesday promised to be a notable day in history with the inauguration of our 46th President, along with our first female Vice-President being sworn in. Wednesday was always thought of as the “hump day” except for this week. What a wonderful kick-off for a spectacular year ahe…

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Good morning to all my readers from near and far. I hope that you are finding new positives for this first month of 2021. Any pick-me-up that comes along should be celebrated, as we just emerged from a year of less than ideal situations.

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Last week, the House and Senate passed H.R. 6395, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), over a presidential veto.

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This will be the final greeting for 2020, and way too many will be glad to see that happen. It has been a challenging year for so many in various ways and most are glad to see it end. I hope that 2021 arrives as a promise of a bright new year for each and every one of you and that life bring…

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Good morning and welcome to the final month of 2020. The countdown to the holidays has brought out Advent calendars to help get through the coming days. Do I dare say that you had better have started your shopping, baking, decorating and card writing, or all of these to keep up with the acti…

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Good Morning. It has been a remarkable week of nonseasonal weather to enjoy in so many ways. If every other facet of our lives were to be so pleasant, then we could rejoice in the glory of it all. But the reality is it is just a fun little hiccup in the mundane trend of the year of 2020. It’…

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Good morning to everyone. Townville’s Trick-or-Treat 2020 is this evening. t will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Be sure your walkways are cleared and well-lit for this event. This is the final few days of October, with Sunday bringing in the new month of November. It starts the noted changes of a…

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Good Morning. As the end of October approaches, I wish to remind folks about going to the Greater Good Network website. This group has sites for nine charities that can be supported by just clicking each of them daily. The focus this month is the Breast Cancer site, for November, it would be…

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Good Morning. It has been a quiet week, so far, but we all know that can change at a moments notice. I hope your quiet is restful, and peaceful for however long you need it to be, to feel the benefits of these kind of moments. Brace yourself for the predicted cold that is on its way. If you …

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Good Morning. The days are obviously getting shorter, even if the temperatures do fluctuate from day to day. But as long as the sun tries to shine, it does make temperatures tolerable with the sunshine making it feel a bit warmer each time it breaks through the cloud cover

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Last Sunday’s Grand Valley Horse Show had an amazing turnout. There were 97 riders present. Classes began at 9:30 a.m. and went well into the evening. Community members came together to help make this show happen. Sam Burns tilled up the ring, Tara Nason and her daughter, Nora, trimmed up th…

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Good Morning. Welcome to October. We have had at least three light frosts in the area so far, and the trees are losing their leaves, but not all the leaves are turning to their autumn colors, as of yet.The ones that have, stand out brightly against the background of the masses of green that …

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Don’t forget tomorrow the Hydetown Volunteer Fire Department will be having a scalloped potatoes and ham drive thru. This event will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those who are going to be in church had better hope that your pastor doesn’t have one of those long boring sermons like I have pla…

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The ring is ready and the weather looks promising for the Fall Family Fun Horse Show on Sunday. The event will take place at the Grand Valley Show Ring, next to the old Pinecreek Sportsman’s Club building on Goodwill Hill Road. The Grand Valley Desperados 4-H Club and the Grand Valley Volunt…

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Good Morning. I just want to wish my readers far and near a wonderful week. It seems that my online column for The Titusville Herald will not appear until Friday, as per The Herald’s policy. This means that some of my items in the column will be out-of-date each week due to this day-late del…

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Autumn is the  season for pumpkin spice and everything nice. The Sanford Saddles & Spurs took it upon themselves to spread some fall kindness. Club members painted and decorated 147 pumpkin plates to give to residents at the Rouse Home in Youngsville. Stephanie Drake, mother of 4-H membe…

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“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

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For two days I have been racking my brains trying to find something to write about. There’s really not much going on in Hydetown.

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Good Morning. With the recent cooler nights lately, folks were turning on a heat source to take the chill off. Just as a reminder, if you have not done this yet, please have your furnace or heater filters checked, changed or serviced before putting them into use. So many home fires can be st…

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Well, here we are moving into “Septober” already and it won’t be long before Hydetown transforms into a reddish-orange leaf factory. It’s a beautiful time of the year with all the fall colors and I love pumpkin candles and pumpkin coffee!

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Good Morning. One third of the month is gone and it hardly feels as if it is past the first week with such a low-keyed Labor Day. Time seamlessly is drifting towards the autumn season, and only the dropping leaves of trees are marking the change. Many places that were open only for the summe…

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Welcome to The Veterans Corner.Friday, Sept. 11, is Patriots Day. Remember to fly your American Flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Additionally, a moment of silence is observed to correspond with the attacks, beginning at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight …

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Good Morning. Hopefully, as the autumn season descends upon us, we can feel more normalcy in our lives than we have had since early March. School has started in most areas, and the sound of buses running once again can be a welcome sound for many. Welcome September.

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“And God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” God gave Adam a job to do, and through history He has had a certain job for each person. Noah built an ark. Moses led the people out of Egypt. The work of some people may seem more important, but they couldn’t d…

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Good Morning. Well, we have missed another local event which was cancelled due to the coronavirus. This week would have been the Crawford County Fair. Fortunately, folks are dealing with the summer void by doing other activities such as biking, hiking, walking and other outdoor venues. Some …

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Good Morning. My email is working again, and I look forward to getting back to normal. I will be able to post more news with having this resource operating once again. I apologize for missing some news that folks sent me during the last few weeks.