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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…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– Christmas Countdown only ten days left!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent OMG, there’s only ten days left until Christmas! Guess I really have to get some shopping – and baking done pretty soon… You guessed it, I…

Pat’s Bit & Pieces– Getting ready for the holiday- 3 weeks left

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Temperatures in the low 30s compounded by snow, then sleet and finally rain, have closed the area schools for the first time this year. It looks…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– Snow brings on the holiday spirit

Pat Maurer, Reveiw Correspondent Well you can blame it all on me. I was just talking about how nice this fall has been, mentioning Indian summer and the scent on…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– It’s Thanksgiving

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Turkey day is now less than a week away! We don’t celebrate on the actual day though, but on the weekend. For years we have celebrated…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– Veterans honored

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Originally celebrated as ‘Armistice Day,’ after United States President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed the day a holiday on November 11, 1919, ‘Veterans Day’ has become one…