Cumberland Times-News

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Columns
  • What’s missing in TV cooking shows? Lots

    As if badmouthing cupcakes isn’t bad enough — I have to go on and say this: I think the plates of food that are winning so many of the prizes on the Food Channel are well — boring.

    February 22, 2014

  • MIKE SAWYERS Gobbler radar activated

    With only 54 days until it opens, the Maryland spring gobbler season is officially on the radar.

    February 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • This wasn’t the best place to stretch out

    First, an apology. The opening part of our Feb. 2 discussion (“Those people had plenty to argue about”) should have read:

    February 15, 2014

  • People and pet food have lots in common

    In our house reside one dog and three cats. I found Chapter 2 in Mary Roach’s “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal” very interesting.

    February 15, 2014

  • Home lane advantage can be a huge factor

    Bowling, like other sports, can have a big advantage when playing at home. Last week at their home lanes, The Bowler, Allegany broke the boy’s high school record against Fort Hill. This week at White Oaks, the Fort Hill boys returned the favor against Allegany.

    February 10, 2014

  • Looking Back: Allegany Countians send their smiles overseas

    Allegany Countians had plenty to smile about in November 1918. On Nov. 11, armistice was declared in Europe, which officially ended World War I. The following day, Walter Arthur and Fred Beck of New York came to the county to film those smiles.

    February 8, 2014

  • Bad as it may be, the other one is far worse

    One problem I have with being sick is that I don’t always realize I’m as sick as I am.
    My mother is no longer around to tell me I am sick, so I have to rely upon other people to do that. This now includes my dentist and one of his hygienists.

    February 8, 2014

  • ‘Guide’ helps us to relate to our planet

    Some regard humanity as the most intelligent species and therefore the masters of the world.

    February 8, 2014

  • Only one person doesn’t like cupcakes

    Cupcake-wise, the last four or five years have ballooned into a huge plus for almost any bakery that attempts them. (Not to mention the ballooning of many of the individuals involved.) You could call cupcakes the up-cakes of our time. Well, you could, but I guess only I would, and even then only in a column on a very good day, when everything else was go!

    February 8, 2014

  • Orion and Jupiter are ruling evening skies

    Orion, the brightest of the 88 constellations, is now striking in the south around 8 p.m.

    February 1, 2014