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I’ve never had a work-from-home job before, but working remotely is nothing new for me. As a home-school graduate, working from home brings back memories of grade school. Read more

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I’ve never had a work-from-home job before, but working remotely is nothing new for me. As a home-school graduate, working from home brings ba… Read more

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Hello, patrons. Your friends at the Dalton Community Library have been thinking of you and hoping you’re well. Read more

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Many Americans will soon see a check in their mailboxes. For too many Americans, that check will only help to make ends meet. But the check ha… Read more

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Anthropological polymath René Girard found a difference between humans and animals: While it is obvious that animals only exhibit “periodic se… Read more

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It seemed like a daunting task to write something, with all that is going on. However, the timing for the writing was perfect. Last night, I h… Read more

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So many colleges and universities have transitioned to online format to limit and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and Clarks Summit Uni… Read more

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A new normal has forced itself upon us. It’s temporary, but without an end date, it feels permanent. Temporary or permanent, it feels like a b… Read more

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As a result of feudal arrangements since the times of the Roman Empire, but before the explosion of market demand for wool, England had an int… Read more

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I paid minimal attention at first. I thought it was one of those things we’d discuss for a week or two then forget until years later when the … Read more

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My only credentials for saying this are the three decades of dirt under my fingernails. But I think we will have the earliest lawn-mowing seas… Read more

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If passersby with sharp eyes were looking at the lawn and trees in the photo, they would likely be curious as to the narrow green rings that t… Read more

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Two weeks ago, we considered the fact that planting trees in a hedge is different that cutting trees into hedges. We also saw that although lo… Read more

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Locusts do make good hedges, if you mean hedge in the old English sense of the term. In old England farmlands, hedges were planted, nurtured a… Read more

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If you use herbicides, you are merely a living being. But, if you use herbicides to make your world more lovely—in your eyes, or in the eyes o… Read more

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Concerned about the health of his favorite tree, a reader recently contacted me. "My blue spruce is losing some needles. Can you help me save … Read more

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S. ABINTON TWP. — The National Center for Education Statistics reported that nearly 35 percent of higher education students took at least one … Read more

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WAVERLY TWP. — In July, the Waverly Community House celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the ground breaking for the building. The weekend's ev… Read more

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The next time you go to the New Jersey shore (What other shore is there?), look closely at the clam shells. Or run your finger down the outsid… Read more

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CLARKS SUMMIT — As the rush of the holidays settles down and we get ready to greet a new year, there is a world of possibilities awaiting at T… Read more

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Maybe I never quite grew up. But the "wish book" still dominates my perception of the "holiday season." And the way that the season plays out,… Read more

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The squirrel family had gathered from far and wide to give thanks. The eldest, a scrawny fellow with half a tail and a mangy coat clinked his … Read more

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Unlike the case with "pruning" herbaceous plants—for example deadheading or thinning perennials, the marks of pruning woody plants remain, abl… Read more

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The season of fall is certainly here. The scene outside of drifting, colorful leaves lets us know that winter is near. More time is being spen… Read more

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CLARKS SUMMIT — Can you hear it? The faint rustle of calendar pages as we practically zip right to the holidays. Christmas everything is front… Read more

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From a forestry perspective, we are at post-peak now for our fall foliage display. But there is at least another month of autumn beauty to rel… Read more

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A reader contacted me because she had become concerned about her spruce: It is 35 feet high, apparently healthy, growing on a bank near her dr… Read more

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DALTON — Next up on the Dalton Community Library's busy agenda is the Fall Book and Bake Sale. Yes, it is that time of year already. Get ready… Read more

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In a recent article, I confessed my failure to fix my own lawn right the first time. I don't know if compared to winners, losers seem more app… Read more

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Perhaps you remember the series of commercials kicked off in Super Bowl XXIII. In this fantasy, beer bottles replaced humans and took their pl… Read more

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WAVERLY TWP. — As the summer winds down, the Waverly Community House will begin preparing for its fall lineup of events. This year, our Destin… Read more

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DALTON — There is a lot going on at the Dalton Community Library this month. Get your pen and calendar ready and jot down these exciting dates. Read more

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Here we are at the beginning of August, and I can't believe how quickly summer is passing. I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful season. … Read more