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Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The Red Horse Tavern…

When someone walks out of your life

When someone walks out of your life

By Pat Farrell An email pops in my inbox: “When someone walks out of your life, they were never meant to be a part of your destiny…” Wish I had…

It’s about love

It’s about love

by Pat Farrell Life is truly all about love. Think about it. With love, we can survive anything. There would be no wars. No greed. No divorce. With love, there…

Pink pocketbook

Pink pocketbook

By Pat Farrell There was a pink pocketbook stored in my closet. I had purchased that pocketbook with the full intention of giving it to my friend Saunder in the…

A letter from the enemy

A local hiker found the following letter in our woods on Sunday evening, and we felt that it might be important to share, given the access it provides into the…

Eye of beholder sees what may be

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not the only politicians in the news. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined them as the FBI conducts an investigation of funds given to a…

Let optimism and hope win

To the Editor, I blame my husband Keith. He made me a no-matter-what-we-cheer-for-the-Cubs-fan. Keith grew-up listening to the Chicago Cubs games on WGN radio with his grandfather in Fort Wayne,…

Weed and feed

Weed and feed

By Pat Farrell I had done everything right! I put out my weed control in the early spring, aerated my lawn and fertilized with the best you could get at…

Tell America its great

We could all use a little bit of happiness, yes? We need a little bit of something that makes us feel less like we’ve been trapped in the zoo on…

Our Social Security funds go elsewhere

Our money, not the federal government’s, is going somewhere contributors cannot reach or depend on. Every year, every employer and employee “gives” the federal government 12.4 percent tax on the…