Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boo! time

(Oct. 27, 2010) It's time for ghosts and goblins, princesses and cowboys, and more. Sunday, Oct. 31, is Halloween when kids of all ages dress up in scary, sometimes not so scary, costumes and have fun with candy and all kinds of "trick or treat."

Years ago, they used to roam up on and down their neighborhood streets on Halloween night, ringing doorbells and shouting "trick or treat" as a petition for candy from those who answered their doors. Nowadays, at the end of the month, there are many other Halloween celebrations deemed safer, including "trick or trunk," school parties, neighborhood parades, farm fests and more. Read all about them in Recorder Community Newspapers and in many of their blogs right here online.

Any community group or individual interested in joining the more than 60 Recorder bloggers at any of 15 online newspapers is invited to call me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail and I will explain all about this free offer. Blogging is simple and all you need is a computer and an e-mail.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Voice from long ago

(Oct. 20, 2010) Blogging has some unexpected benefits. Among them is connecting with folks from long ago in your life. That is what happened to my husband and me this week. I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say we discovered an unusual one from 1980 via blogs. You never know who is reading your posts.

Exactly 30 years ago, we hosted a young Amish school teacher who was traveling from her home in Ohio to New England. While visiting back home in the summer of 1980, we met her through mutual friends in the Burton-Middlefield area of northeastern Ohio, known as Amish country. Since that time, she has married her friend in Vermont, graduated from Smith College and written a book about her life. If you want to read more about her, click on to Saloma Furlong in my followers to the right. What a story!

Anyway, readers have an opportunity to join the growing list of bloggers at Recorder Community Newspapers. Any community group or individual interested in communicating via a blog at the newspapers' websites is invited to contact me at (908) 832-7420 or It is simple and free. All you need is a computer and an e-mail.

Check out the 60 some bloggers already online. Their messages are as varied as our communities, from book reviews to entertainment to chit-chat to health advice, library events, opinion and more.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Watch out for deer

(Oct. 14, 2010) Daylight is waning and deer rut (breeding season) is starting. Expecially at dawn and dusk, deer are running almost oblivious to traffic. So be extra careful when driving during the morning and evening rush hours to avoid a costly encounter with a deer.

Living out in the country, I have been extremely fortunate not to have collided with a deer. There are plenty of them around. But I know many folks who have had a run-in with one. Physical injury and car damage can be tremendous. So watch out.

Tips like this one can be found in the many blogs online here at Recorder Community Newspapers. Some five dozen bloggers are communicating at the 15 newspapers' websites.

Any community group or individual who would like to join this growing group of Recorder bloggers may contact me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail and I will fill you in. Participation is simple and free. All you need is a computer and an e-mail.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rain, rain, go away

(Oct. 5, 2010) After a summer's drought we're getting all the rain that didn't fall over the past three months. Enough already! Farmers need to harvest their hay and corn, but those crops need to be dry. Folks along rivers and streams are worried about flooding.

On a personal note, my husband and I are having our annual cider squeeze this weekend. Since it's an outdoor affair, we're praying for a clear day, temperate day.

In fact, all kinds of fall events are scheduled in Recorder Newspapers' territory. Read all about them in the newspapers and online right here, plus in their 50+ blogs.

Any area individual or community group interested in joining the growing group of Recorder bloggers is invited to call me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail to find out about this free offer. All you need is a computer and an e-mail.