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Dress for the Job

Dress for the Job

We’ve all heard the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”  It’s a great philosophy on how to present yourself in a way that makes you feel your best.  After all, “being well dressed is a beautiful form of politeness.”   But I love this little cartoon because the guy down…

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Pork Chop Chicken

Pork Chop Chicken

There’s no crying in baseball…at least that’s what Tom Hanks says.  Although that may not have been the case in Game 3 of the World Series this year when the infamous ‘Obstruction’ call was made on Red Sox player, Will Middlebrooks.  The call is unusual, especially in the World Series, especially in the last play…

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Celebrating books, families

Celebrating books, families

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:00 am By Jillian Fellows: jfellows@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com The theme for Riverview Elementary School’s annual Family Reading Night was inspired by a special visitor to the school earlier Tuesday. The real life D.W. from the hit children’s series about Arthur the aardvark paid a visit to the school to give a presentation…

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Fruit Stripe Gum

Fruit Stripe Gum

I used to teach seminars on brain research.  I know, I know, it sounds boring.  But it’s really fascinating.  One of the main objectives that I taught was how we should no longer ask, “Are you smart?”  Instead, we should inquire, “How are you smart?”  Because we are all smart, just in different ways.  When…

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Grant County

Grant County

Last weekend my family and I enjoyed a couple of great things happening in Grant County.  We visited the Open Air Market in downtown Marion, and we attended Mississinewa 1812 on the north end of the county, by the river.  I’ve driven past several community gardens in Marion, and Fairmount and Gas City just celebrated another James…

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Area career fair aims to improve unemployment

Area career fair aims to improve unemployment

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 4:00 am By Karla Bowsher  |  kbowsher@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com The community college system’s Marion campus partnered with Via Credit Union for the event, which they hope to organize at least annually. While the campus has hosted career fairs in the past, Brian Sprayue, associate director of Student Support Services, said none…

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Happy Apple Week!

Happy Apple Week!

  Okay, I know it’s not a nationally recognized holiday or anything, but around here, it’s every bit as good.  Even better, because no matter what the government shuts down next, they have no power over Apple Week at the Foundation.  And for that, we are thankful. Making yummy stuff out of apples is an American…

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Boots and Cats

Boots and Cats

As a mother of teenagers, I can’t be cool.  I try to be.  I want to be.  Alas, I am not.  A prime example would be how my crew of boys randomly starts beatboxing.  This usually happens while we’re in the car driving, although it’s been known to interrupt dinner.  In case you’re as uncool…

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Playground projects in motion

Playground projects in motion

Chronicle-Tribune  |  chronicle-tribune.com Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 4:00 am By Karla Bowsher  |  kbowsher@chronicle-tribune.com Handicapped-accessible swings could soon sway at several parks and schools across Grant County. An informal grassroots organization called Swing of Faith, led in part by local nurse Bob Michael, put the plan in motion earlier this summer. With the swings…

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That New Car Smell

That New Car Smell

26 South.  That’s what the police call it.  26 meaning car wash; south meaning the car wash on the south end of town.  It used to be Rich’s Car Wash.  I loved 26 South.  I’d get the Gold Package.  They would not only send my car through the maze of long hanging damp strips of…

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