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The Christmas Strawberry

By John & Kathy Derby First published in 1977 In our backyard every summer we grew a marvelous crop of strawberries. The plants were there before we moved here, and although they moved from one spot to another, we had never tried to cultivate them, as such, they just seemed to grow at their own pace. Normally by the first fall frost…

Local women attend Soroptimist convention in Dublin

By WALSH, CASSADY & WALSH Soroptimist International (SI) held its quadrennial international convention in Dublin, Ireland during the last week in July. Soroptimist International is a worldwide membership organization whose mission is to achieve gender equality for women and girls and serve as a global voice for women. Our…