Category Archives: Local History

It all began by the Boneyard

This is Part Two in a series that first appeared in the Smile Politely online magazine (April 28, 2020). The next time you have a chance to stop in at the Courier Cafe, take a moment in the parking lot … Continue reading

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Hunting for local historic sites

This article is the first in a series that appeared in the online magazine Smile Politely on April 15, 2020. During these days of “home sheltering,” it is so important to find ways to get out of the house (social … Continue reading

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A Historic Take on “Back to School” (part 2)

This story first appeared in the online magazine Smile Politely on September 9, 2020. The past couple of weeks have seen the most unusual, unique, and creative “back to school” season in the history of local education. As school administrators, … Continue reading

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A Historic Take on “Back to School” (part 1)

This story first appeared in the online magazine Smile Politely on August 11, 2020 With the start of a new academic year just weeks away, local school districts are scrambling to develop plans for COVID-era instruction. These are indeed unprecedented … Continue reading

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