“As Free As The Wind…”

It seems the term “Tall Ship” must have come from John Masefield’s poem, Sea Fever. My sea-faring Dad quoted that poem to me a hundred times, but he never sailed in a Tall Ship. Still, as a seafarer, he too felt the romance that whistled with the wind in the rigging.

Trudi’s Corner: Odds & Ends

Have I told you, I normally pick up articles from the newspaper to write about? I pay attention to news reports and T.V. and also ads that come in the mail. Can I tell you, I’m so loaded with come-ons from definite ones, that I call them personally or by return mail, especially, when begging for funds with those addressed to my deceased husband?

Government Website Offer Tools And Services For Veterans

Veterans Day gives everyone a moment to honor and remember those who have fought and served our country through their military service. While there are many resources and organizations that help veterans and their families, the federal government provides unique tools and services to help those who have done so much for our country.

Writer’s Block: What’s Bugging You?

If you are having a good day, get ready because that’s about to change when you finish reading this column. This is your official anxiety alert warning that it all goes downhill from here, because I’m talking about pet peeves. And this kind of discussion inevitably invites others to play ‘I can top that one’, thereby raising collective blood pressures.

Free Public Forum On Gang Awareness Planned

SCOTCH PLAINS — Members of the clergy, social service and community organizations and other interested members of the general public are invited to a special presentation on Gang Awareness on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m., at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, on the Union County Vo-Tech campus.