Valley Life

So, Halloween is almost upon us and I suddenly have an overwhelming desire to find a pair of six-shooters, some chaps and a 10-gallon hat and go trick or treating with the emphasis on treats. Yep, podnuh, Ah’m ‘memberin’ mah wippersnapper days. See, in elementary …

Thursday, October 30, 2014
So, how is an adult supposed to react when he hears other adults talking like 12-year-olds? Recently, I heard two guys, in their 40s or better, talking about something or …
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Someone I know said she could never vote for Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator who represents Massachusetts, because “she lied about being an American Indian.” I don’t think she did. …
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I am in love with an Australian barrister whose name is Cleaver Greene. Well, “love” might be a little strong. He is, after all, a man and while there are …
Thursday, September 11, 2014
OK, so you’re sitting at home in the middle of the day and you’re listening to somebody opine on the radio about sports and you have an opinion so you …
Thursday, August 28, 2014
OK, so here’s the thing: I’m a person who’s first inclination is to lie. It doesn’t matter what it’s about or what the question to me might be, I just …
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Every one of my family and friends knows that I miss California. My decade in the Golden State was a love affair from the start. Driving through the rolling hills …
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | By KATHLEEN PALMER Staff Writer
When I was a child, I thought like a child. The days of summer were long and lazy; filled with morning cartoons, carefree bicycle rides, nature hikes that lasted for …
Thursday, August 14, 2014
If you go WILTON – Back in 1848, three sisters living in Hydesville, New York, set the world on its ear when they claimed to be in direct contact with spirits of the …
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | By ERIC STANWAY Correspondent
MILFORD – It’s not a big glittery casino – those aren’t allowed in New Hampshire, at least not yet. But Milford has a place for players. The River Card Room, …
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
The New England John Deere Expo returns, Aug. 22-24, to the spacious property that is the grounds of the Hillsborough County 4-H Youth Center, an agricultural activities center for kids …
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | By LORETTA JACKSON Staff Writer
I suppose it’s OK that the Germans won the World Cup. We’re all friends now, right? Remember what Tom Lehrer said about the Germans: “We taught them a lesson in …
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Batman passes the ball to Superman, while Wonderwoman tries to intercept it on the bounce. When the horn sounds at 9 a.m., the basketball is forgotten and the children of …
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | By: HEATHER FYFE Correspondent
Unpredictable events and accidents happen every day. We don’t start the day with a crystal ball; and it is that very sense of chaos and mystery that make life so …
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Now and then, I do something amazingly stupid: I listen to, or watch, sports guys talking about sports. Some of them know what they’re talking about, some of them roll …
Thursday, July 17, 2014
In the Sunday, June 22, New York Times, Timothy Egan wrote a column headlined “Corporate Daddy” in which he savaged Wal-Mart as “a net drain on taxpayers, forcing employees into …
Thursday, July 3, 2014
From the window in the bathroom I could see the Mediterranean, the first time I’d seen it in 48 years. We were on our final night in Italy, staying in …
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
This is Part 4 of a five-part story on a trip to Rome. Now comes the travel sacrilege and perhaps, it is just sacrilege, period, but here is some advice …
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
We all want to feel safe. At the end of the day, this is one of the most important components of a happy life. In fact, renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow …
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Fifty-four kids participated in the Bruce Geiger Fishing Derby where 70 trout were caught. The Pinnacle Mountain Fish and Game Club stocked 100 trout while the state matched them with …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
People, when they are at work, tend to talk about work, sometimes even in complimentary terms. After all, talking about your job in disparaging terms could lead to an embarrassing …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
This is Part 3 of a five-part look at Rome from, the writer hopes, an angle that is different from that usually given in such pieces. What can you see …
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
Our decision to raise chickens was primarily motivated by the fact that they will consume ticks and other pesky insects. We love fresh, organic eggs, but we especially love watching …
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I was reminded today of Pete Fornatale, a disc jockey for WNEW-FM in New York, who died a few years ago. Every Sunday morning, I’d spend four hours listening to …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Editor’s note: If you would like to showcase artwork in The Cabinet’s Artist Spotlight, email Editor Erin Place at eplace@cabinet.com. WILTON – Turn the flowers from your wedding bouquet into …
Thursday, May 15, 2014 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Editor’s note: This is the second of a five-part series. You want a travelogue? A sightseeing primer? Go elsewhere. I’d suggest a Rick Steves travel show on PBS. Here, you’ll …
Thursday, May 8, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
BROOKLINE – Irish Luck Stables was excited to offer a third open house to gain interest in creating a new Hillsborough County 4-H Horse Project program. More than 75 youth …
Thursday, May 8, 2014
So, as you probably know, New Jersey, where I am at the moment, has a sales tax of, I think, 8 percent, but as is the case with most, if …
Thursday, May 1, 2014
My wife, Kathy, and I recently spent nine days in Rome doing all the usual touristy things but also some things that were at least a little different. Here, then, …
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
Our nation truly is the Great American Melting Pot. Each one of us draws upon cultural roots that run deep as the ocean and diverse as the flowers of springtime. …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
MONT VERNON – As Alex Preston advances into the Top 7 on “American Idol,” his fan base continues to grow. In his hometown of Mont Vernon, some admirers have been …
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | By KATE GARDNER Staff Writer
WILTON – “Destiny” (1921), an expressionist silent film drama by German director Fritz Lang, will be shown with live music at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Wilton Town …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nearly 30 years ago, my daughter’s favorite book was “The Big Green Thing” and every night she’d get into bed and I would hunker down next to her and I’d …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
We live in a world of instant gratification and limited consequence. So many people hide behind the effortless stroke of a keyboard, or the ambiguous identity of an online presence. …
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | By HOLLEIGH CIARDELLI TLAPA
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