On The Road

The Old Town Crier seems to be very popular with our kids from Colorado. Last month Bob’s great nieces and nephews who reside in Erie submitted their pics and this month Lani’s great niece – who lives in Eaton with our From the Trainer author, Ryan Unverzagt – decided she wasn’t going to be upstaged. Pictured here with her […]

Four Ways to Invest More Confidently in a Volatile Market

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce When financial markets fluctuate, even the calmest investors can start to question their financial strategies. But volatile markets can present opportunities, says Tracie McMillion, head of global asset allocation strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII). “Financial markets are frequently volatile—that’s their nature,” she says. “Over longer periods of […]

How to Grow Corn Poppies – Six Easy Steps Corn poppies, (Papaver rhoeas), also known as Flanders poppies, field poppies or Shirley poppies, are hardy annuals with vividly colored, papery red, pink or white blooms that rise above lacy foliage. The fuzzy stems reach heights of 2 feet and more at maturity. Easily grown by […]

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Adopting a Pet with Special Needs

Adopting a Pet with Special Needs What does it mean to adopt a pet with special needs? Adopting and caring for a pet with special needs can be quite a rewarding experience and often not as harrowing as imagined. Pets with special needs come in all shapes and sizes with varying needs. Some experience mental […]

Pets of the Month

Rocky, Young, Male, Black Mouse Rocky might not be a flying squirrel but he’s still quite the jokester!  He’s working on his standup comedy routine, starting with comments on the weather – “I’m not going outside!  It’s raining cats and dogs!” – and riff at his friends – “Mickey sounds like he could use some […]

Veterans Day and D.C.’s Memorials

By Bob Tagert Veterans Day and D.C.’s Memorials This month we decided it would be a great opportunity to revisit the war memorials and military memorials in our Nations Capital area. The crisp fall is perfect for a brisk walk around D.C. and most of the tourists are gone or certainly in smaller numbers. Also, […]

A Tribe of Her Own

By Lori Welch Brown A Tribe of Her Own I pride myself on being a girl’s girl.  The friendships I’ve built with other females have sustained me my entire life.  I grew up with three brothers so I wasn’t born into a sisterhood, but I learned early on that a girl tribe was important to […]

Boat Rage

By Steve Chaconas Boat Rage We’ve seen it on the highway, and now on waterways…road rage has a companion, BOAT RAGE. We just need to share the water and treat others as we would like to be treated. Tournament anglers are targeted as the biggest offenders. Tournaments provide a venue and showcase for everything from […]

Pets of the Month

Harper, Adult, Spayed Female, Calico Rabbit Harper isn’t one to hop with the flow.  This outgoing gal knows her mind, and if that’s set on snoozing the day away, that’s just what she’ll do.  But don’t think that Harper doesn’t love her people.  She, in fact, prefers them to her fellow rabbits!  Harper would love […]

How to Maintain Your Lifestyle in Retirement

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce How to Maintain Your Lifestyle in Retirement You may have heard the rule of thumb that you need to replace about 80% of your preretirement income if you want to maintain your current lifestyle when you retire. But like many rules of thumb, that advice is much too general […]