Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Mae Julian - 2nd from the left - on Old Trail Road, in front of Jay Brydon’s house (now the Post Office). circa ‘53

Giving Thanks

 

Dear Readers,

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, my mind travels back to the time that I lived on Old Trail Rd. with my mother, father, and six siblings. We had everything we needed: each other. ‑The best gift Mom and Dad gave us was each other. "We" are what has lasted. We are the bonding of a family that will forever be together in our hearts. Although it is true that we may only all see each other a few times a year, we carry the love and commitment to each other in our...

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Nathan Smith, B.Sc. Marketing Coordinator for Aesthetic Plant Specialists located on 11326 Smith Rd.

Now that Thanksgiving is ending and Christmas shopping starts this weekend we celebrate the start of another festive season. It's time for that quick switchover to Christmas and what better floral decorating item is there besides poinsettias?

I have some advice to help you retain your poinsettias longer with fuller color and less leaf dropage. The first step in caring for a live poinsettia is buying from an expert source – particularly a greenhouse or florist because the plants haven't been...

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Cub Scout Pack #3313 from Weisser Park Elementary School toured The Waynedale News, Monday, Nov. 11th.

Recently Cub Scout Den Leader Tara Yarian called me and made an appointment to bring her Cub Pack to the office to learn about journalism. So on Monday night, November 11, 2002, Cub Scout Pack 3313, from Weiser Park Elementary School met with me at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS office. Here I gave a presentation on journalism and how our paper was put together and what it takes to bring the area news to our readers. Cubmaster Kevin Shadle informed me that he had 38 registered boys in four dens. He...

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The University of Saint Francis established a football program in 1998. The founders assigned Kevin Donley with the task of turning nothing into something; and that is exactly what he did. After an upsetting first season to the team, as well as the fans, the Cougars turned it completely around in the 1999 season to bring home a division championship.

This year, the Cougars have managed to secure a fourth straight division championship with an astonishing 10-0 record. Over the years, quite a...

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Attending the “Yes She Can” Event is the Cadet Senior Girl Scout Troop #633, Faith Lutheran Church, Pettit Ave. (Back L-R) Patty Kiel (co-leader), Cassie Kiel, (Front L-R) Erika Easterday, Jessica Stoller

Sally Ride Inspires Girl Scouts

 

If there's anybody who knows how to reach for the stars, it's Sally Ride. She's been there. Sally recently shared her story with local girl scouts at the 5th annual "Yes She Can" event, a day set aside to encourage girls to pursue their dreams.

Sally began by inviting the group to join her as she experienced space for the first time. Through a series of photographs, Sally portrayed our fragile earth as seen from some 200-300 miles above the planet. Earth...

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Dear Cousin,

 

The songbirds that warbled so melodiously all through the long summer days have massed together and winged their way to a warmer clime. Warm fall days seem to have flown along with the birds, as the hills today are drenched in a cold, monotonous rain that keeps on falling. The goldenrod is no longer golden, but dry and brown. The tall Joe-Pye weed bends a drooping gray head toward the ground, while the underbrush wears a coat of increasing brown.

The maple tree outside...

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