Culinary Conversation: Fuel your body with these high-energy treats
All signs indicate the fifth annual Jameson 5-K/10-K Run For Your Heart was a great success. More than 600 people participated. I had fully intended to be running in the event this year.
John K. Manna: New Castle, other cities face problems like Detroit
While Detroit may be the largest city to file for bankruptcy protection, its financial problems are not unique. City officials helped create Detroit’s financial mess over the years, but the exodus of businesses and residents from the city over the last 60 years also contributed. And both, to some extent, are interrelated.
Lori Brothers: Laughter is the best medicine after all
Last week, I was moved to tears by a story about a man and his arthritic dog, Schoep. John Unger and his dog Schoep used to float in Lake Superior at least 10 minutes each day, if the water temperature permitted, as a form of comfort and therapy for the aging dog.
Mitchel Olszak: Rolling Stone cover flap is much ado about nothing
Have you ever noticed how one silly incident can produce a series of similar nonsense? Take the current dustup over the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine. It features a photo of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The image is of a mellow-looking young man with a mop-top haircut who looks perfectly harmless.
Mitchel Olszak: Anonymous letters to paper can produce frustration
Here at the New Castle News, we get our share of anonymous letters. The topics of these letters run the gamut, ranging from complaints about what we do or don’t do, to all manner of allegations against public officials, businesses and private citizens.
Culinary Conversation: Cook with a kid and make a memory
My niece Mia probably doesn’t know about Helen Keller. And, having just turned 9, she didn’t have much choice in her “daring adventure.” But my husband and I joined her in that adventure and we all not only survived but thrived.
John K. Manna: Gov. Tom Corbett’s agenda is going nowhere
It’s been a tough couple months for Gov. Tom Corbett. In June, a Quinnipiac University poll showed 48 percent of Pennsylvanians surveyed disapproved of Corbett’s job performance. The poll noted that it was slightly better than a year earlier when his disapproval rating was 50 percent.
Mitchel Olszak: Who wants to debate NSA spying?
“I welcome this debate and I think it’s healthy for our democracy.” President Obama made this comment recently regarding revelations the National Security Agency has been scooping up vast amounts of raw data from America’s telephone systems and Internet providers.
John K. Manna: Just saying no to home rule in New Castle
If it isn’t broken, don’t break it. That’s essentially what a committee made up of New Castle city officials decided in exploring whether the city should pursue a home rule charter.
Culinary Conversation: Pizza burgers and garden goodness
Getting feedback — and recipes — from our readers is always appreciated. When Culinary Conversation received a request for the type of pizza burgers that were sold at the former Waldman’s Market, a reader responded.
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