WEEK #27 JULY 4th – 10th

Dear Customers, People around McKean County, particularly those with school-age children look at the 4th of July as about the halfway point of summer.  In reality, according to the astrologists, the midpoint of Summer isn’t until around the second week of August!  Just one more instance where the school calendar overrides the actual one! The…

WEEK #26 JUN 27th 2022

Dear Customers, The week on which we are about to embark is the culmination of nearly 250 years of independence for our great nation.  We sometimes lose sight of the solemnity and the sacrifice our forefathers endured to forge the United States of America.  It’s easy to get caught up in today’s pageantry; fireworks, picnics,…

WEEK #25 JUN 20th, 2022

Dear Customers, The first federal holidays were created in 1870 when Congress gave paid leave to works in Washington, D.C. for New Year’s Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Other holidays were added later because it was so well received and in 1875, some 15 years after that, Congress extended the benefit to…

WEEK #24 JUN 13th, 2022

Dear Customers, Sometime during the middle of this week, June will already be half over!  Slow down, why don’t you.  Logically, I know that every day of the year is pretty much the same length.  Why then do the days when I look out the window at ice and snow seem to last so much…

WEEK #23 JUNE 6TH 2022

Dear Customers, If I consider each of the 12 months for their plusses and minuses, its easy to penalize certain months when ranking them 1 through 12. For me at least, January, February and March are all tied for last place. There are several others who rank in the middle of the pack or between…

WEEK #22 MAY 30th

Dear Customers, About 18 years ago, shortly after we moved up the street to this location, 4 undergrads at Harvard launched a new social media platform that they called FaceBook! It was originally intended as a way for Harvard students to access other Harvard students.  As its membership grew, It quickly became a means for…

WEEK #21 MAY 23rd

Dear Customers, Since the pandemic began over two years ago, I’ve been faced with doing our on-line ad earlier and earlier, due to printing deadlines and a shortage of manpower in the companies that provide us with our “specials”.  We are now out about a month in advance of the date when these advertisements become…

week #19 may 9th, 2022

Dear Customers, With May arrives so many delightful events that we only get to enjoy once a year! Chief among those delights are Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  Many families look forward to family vacations now that many of the travel restrictions have been lifted. In addition, we have graduations, both at the high school…

WEEK #20 MAY 16th

Dear Customers, We’ve been very patient.  That doesn’t mean we haven’t complained, griped and generally worried it like a dog with a bone but Winter was persistent this year.  Reference that sudden spring snow-storm the day(s) after Easter!  I had read somewhere back in early March that “Winter was going to hold on into April…

WEEK #18, MAY 2nd, 2022

Dear Customers, The next three months are arguably my favorite quarter of the year, at least weather wise.  This past winter I happened to watch a couple videos from 2021 and while it was stark white and gray outside, the colors from the Memorial Day parade video were brilliant.  It almost looked fake the colors…