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This is the holiest week of the year for Christians. In fact, that’s what we label it — Holy Week.  It is being observed by millions of Christians around the world. It is a remembrance of the final week of Jesus’ life on earth. It is a week of somber services followed by a day of glorious ce…

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Corry’s Lindsay Zajac, 18, is a member of the M&M Equestrian team and has qualified for YEDA (Youth Equestrian Development Association) Nationals set for April 26-28 at the Eden Equestrian complex in Sunbury, Ohio. Lindsay qualified individually in both her rail horsemanship and Pattern …

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When many of us think of helping others, we often think about what we can give. If someone needs clothes, we give them clothes and when they’re hungry, we give them food. When someone is in need of something, we are quick to give them material items. 

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In November of 1981, when my son, Marlin, was a student at Syracuse University, he was a member of the marching band.  The band would go with the football team when they played away games.  He told me about the Syracuse game with Navy, at Annapolis.   He was fascinated with the Navy traditio…

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I've spent a memorable "health" week that I'll never forget. And I crossed paths with so many medical people from my past and present. It started at Corry Memorial Hospital talking with Theresa Gilson, Mary Leslie, Dawn Peterson and Lisa Morris (happy 35th anniversary). Lisa and Keith's son …

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Diane and Tom Sawyer do things that a lot of sisters and brothers don't do together. They went bow and arrow shooting in Spartansburg. Diane was instrumental in getting the national bow shooting event to be held at Corry High School back in the 80s.

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When I was a child, the Presbyterian church was directly across the street from the apartment building in which my family lived. Wanting their children to have a faith life, my parents sent my sisters, my brother and me to that church nearly every Sunday.  

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Jim Bennett was quite an athlete in his days at Corry High School, winning three state championships in wrestling and track (pole vault). He’s still earning recognition for his collegiate wrestling days. Tonight, he’s joining the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame. He…

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The human brain is an incredible thing. It is an intricately connected bundle of 100 billion neurons, all communicating and interacting in ways that enable us to function. 

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Old Saw No. 1: “Every obstacle is also an opportunity.”  

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I ran into former CAHS teacher and wrestling coach Scott Crowell in Sharon. He now teaches at Erie First Christian Academy after many years at Edinboro University. He tells me that Corry grad Phil Gernovich also is at Erie First. Scott got his mom Marge and sister Sandy to Meadville for the …

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As one might expect, I have a number of Bibles. I especially appreciate that some are different versions (NIV, NRSV, etc.) and others are topic-focused, so the accompanying commentary is specific to a topic, such as cultural backgrounds, for instance (it helps you better understand the conte…

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  Recently I asked John, “Did you ever have a Pogo stick?”  His answer definitely surprised me.  “No, but I had a Go Devil.”   I had never heard of a Go Devil.  Did you?  He explained it to me. A Go Devil is made from a barrel stave.  You sand the outside curve until it is really smooth.  Th…

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Great to see Joe and Cindy Sanford (and daughter) at the Warren-Corry boys basketball game on Wednesday. Joe recalled he came to Corry in 1975 as the Beavers football coach, and later track coach. He became this area’s guru on pole vaulting. He was a standout here in softball and flag footba…

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During a recent conversation with a friend I mentioned a favorite statement that helps guide me in my faith. My friend liked it and suggested I write a sermon about it. I’m sure I haven’t done that, but I have mentioned it within a message.

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Remember Rande Joy? He’s now the assistant director of business and operations at Penn State Behrend. He has updated me on CAHS grad Rachel Tasker, a Penn State senior, who is serving as NFL public relations assistant at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

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Very recently, I had the airport experience many of us have at some time in our lives if we do any amount of traveling by plane. Canceled flights and missed connections … it happens.  At one point in my life, I traveled frequently for work, and I don’t ever remember being stuck in an airport…

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It started with an egg.  Well, technically, it started when I decided just before 9 o’clock on Saturday evening, that I had time and energy to bake a cake before I headed to bed.  I got ingredients out of the cupboards and refrigerator, and I was thinking about “stuff.”  That can be a danger…

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As the 116th Congress settles in, if you believe we are entering a new era of legislative headway, think again.

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It started with an egg.  Well, technically, it started when I decided just before 9 o’clock on Saturday evening, that I had time and energy to bake a cake before I headed to bed.  I got ingredients out of the cupboards and refrigerator, and I was thinking about “stuff.”  That can be a danger…

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It's been 19 years since that memorable fire in downtown Corry

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Cindy’s Mane Event is in the process of moving to East Main Street, next to A Creative Edge. Something is moving into the old building next to Pizza Hut. Cindy’s husband, Marc, sure had a long day Friday with Corry hosting seventh-, eighth-, ninth-, junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games.

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When you’ve had many foreign exchange students in your home, you send Christmas wishes around the world. That’s the case for Joyce and Rev. Cirigliano. There children include Lasse (Norway), Eugenia (Costa Rica), Kerstin (Germany), Anjali (India), Mina (Japan), Elisa (Denmark), Ronja (Finlan…