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Pat’s Bits & Pieces – February is winding down again – spring coming!

I’m enjoying a beautiful 46 degree Wednesday afternoon with frequent breaks to step outside into the sunshine for a minute or two. Hard to believe that less than two days…

A pretty good month so far

What an interesting, and uplifting week it has been. In fact, despite all of the cold, windy winter weather, it has been a pretty good February so far. It started…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Just grumbling about the weather — again

Well I shouldn’t have done any weather predicting last week. Guess I would make a great weatherman because before the paper even came out it was wrong and my prediction…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – February, thank goodness

Bet you never heard that from me before. I never thought I would be so glad to see February arrive, but this year I am. January has been the coldest…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces by Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent

Friends help make the best memories I am spending the day with my buddy April today (Tuesday) while she suffers through, yet another bout of chemotherapy treatment. She has been…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Watch your credit card statements!

We’ve been “hacked.” Opened up my Amazon Visa statement the other day, the one I use mostly for internet book purchases, and discovered a bogus $599 charge from a heating…

A tribute to Martha

Martha Bourdo-Maurer died peacefully at home in Otsego last Sunday afternoon. She was 93 and told her daughter Kathy just a couple of weeks ago that she was ready to…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– January is here and so is winter!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Christmas is over, another year has come and gone, and now we can start the annual countdown to spring again. This is the week to put…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– Resolution time again

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent I am only making one resolution this year – not to make any more resolutions! Every year about this time, I start thinking about the things…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– Christmas, Christmas

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent With Christmas now less than a week away, I am living up to my reputation as usual. Still don’t have all of the shopping done (and…