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Winter Driving Tips

When you’re behind the wheel of a car or truck in winter, the only thing worse than heavy white snow is unseen black ice, so even on days when there’s no precipitation, cold weather presents awful road conditions everywhere in southeastern Massachusetts.

Barnstable Today: Thursday February 26, 2015

We have details about what's on the agenda for tonight's Town Council meeeting on this episode of Barnstable Today. (Note: The zoning item was removed from the agenda following the taping of this interview.)

Are you ready for Summer & Salted Carmel Cheesecake Bits

      So are you ready for some summer? Temperatures that are above your age and not below the IQ level (and that is stretching for me). Are you ready for green grass and sandy beaches.? Are you ready for days that have more sunlight than darkness, and the sun actually brings warmth and is not deceiving. I am so looking forward to seeing my deck again, and being able to get to my grill and do some good old grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

Falmouth Commodores - Warm Thoughts for Cold Nights

As I write this column, snow is falling gently outside my window. The gentle beauty of this silent sign of the ongoing drudgery of this winter ends when the flakes land on the four feet already packed on our corner of the Earth, each flake a further sign of Mother Nature’s omnipotence and indifference to our weary state of mind and being.

Barnstable Today: Wednesday February 25, 2105

Repairs to the Barnstable Harbor bulk head are on the horizon, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is getting ready to make improvements to Rt. 28 in Hyannis, and new signs will make Barnstable Bikeways safer for cyclists and drivers. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.

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I miss you Spring

Once again, I have been wracking my brain to come up with a new idea for a blog post. It is said if you can’t find a topic to discuss, then it is best to leave it to “the weather and the conditions of the roads. ” So let’s talk about the weather.

Food Waste/Food Loss/Solutions

As a child, I was required to clean my plate. “Think about all the starving children in Africa.” my mother repeatedly said. And so I gobbled up my dinner. Even though that philosophy changed when I was raising my kids, “Keep mealtime happy; they take what they need.”, I still hated wasting food.

Barnstable Today: Tuesday February 17, 2015

A man is arrested after he drops an overdose victim off at Cape Cod Hospital, a plan to add parking near the Prince Cove Marina in Marstons Mills moves forward, and the Recreation Division has some new classes for kids this spring. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.

This isn't the future I remember

By Jack Sheedy

Musical accompaniment: “Ticket to the Moon” by ELO (from the 1981 album, Time)*

“This isn’t the future.