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The word “light,” is a common and powerful metaphor in the Bible. It’s common, because the word appears 295 times in 46 different books of the New Revised Standard Version Bible. It’s powerful because we know what light is and grasp the meaning when used as a metaphor.

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Corry grad Roger Ottaway, who now lives in Phoenix, is starting a fundraiser for the Mead Park restoration project to make improvements to various parts of the park. The idea is to set up a GoFundMe account and run it through Facebook. His target is the alumni around the country. This will b…

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Much of politics is name recognition, presentation and marketability. Recently the House passed The Equality Act. A great name.

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A tip of the hat to the fantastic job done by everyone involved with the  Corryfest parade and Alumni dinner. Special shout out to Vicki (Amoroso) Hajec, and to Punky Simbeck, Jill Gibson and Nancy Turner who organized everything for the winning 50th reunion class. The Corry candy bars from …

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There’s a new person who’ll be in charge of Bowl-Aire Lanes, and it’s all in the family. Rick Holton has decided to retire so his brother Steve will now be managing the bowling business (and The Pub). “Hopefully this will be a smooth and easy transition,” Steve says.

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The signs are up all along Center Street. It’s the biggest weekend of the year here — both CorryFest and Alumni Weekend. There should be hundreds of people back in town, some who haven’t been back since they graduated 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago. Have fun, and be safe. It’s a time to celebrat…

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When I think of D-Day, I always think of Arden Earll. He’s been on TV a lot the past few days as part of the 75th anniversary of the invasion. It wasn’t long ago he was walking through the cemetery along with Michelle Obama. Now 94, he was quoted as saying “Sometimes I think, why were they k…

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As the nation grows less religious, the 116th Congress is reported to be the most religiously diverse in its storied history. According to Pew Research, 80 percent of Americans may believe in God, but nearly one-third say the “deity” in whom they believe in is not the God of the Bible, but “…

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Too often Memorial Day is anything but what it’s supposed to be: a solemn remembrance of our nation’s war dead.  Most Americans get caught up in the “first holiday of the summer” mode even though the summer solstice is still more than three weeks away. 

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Last week, teachers Olivia Wojcicehowski and Tyler Bailey took the advanced physical education class to the Corry YMCA to go swimming. The advanced class is made up of honor students and athletes who pair up with students from the life skills classrooms. Each year, the kids go to Bowl-Aire L…

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I received a story about former Corry youth softball player Aubree Cox, who played for coaches Dan Crawford and Omar Chase years ago. She’s had quite a career season at Georgia Gwinnett College, including a long home run that cleared 270 feet that no one had seen travel so far. She was a thr…

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At the county track meet were ex-CAHS throwing partners Abby Whitaker and Ryann Brundage

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Rachel Tasker has lived more in her short life than any 70- or 80-year-old. From her start in Corry, to living and interning in Washington, D.C. during the 2016 election, working with Penn State football, studying abroad in Spain and traveling the world, to standing sideline at the Super Bow…

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Cindy Swart has heard a lot of stories in the hair styling business. Those memories will stay with her as she has now retired. She was the owner of Cuts and Styles for 19 years after 14 years at Perfect Touch with Linda Zerbe, a year at Trendsetter 2 and seven years with Virginia Albers at H…

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April has been a busy month for the Grice family. John's birthday (his 70th) was the 17th, Bob and Jackie — Steve's mom and dad — celebrated their anniversary (their 72nd) on the 18th, and Bob's birthday was on the 20th. Steve, a former CAHS track and football standout, now lives in Allen, Texas.

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When the internet lit up saying the storied New York Yankees exiled the playing of the country’s second national anthem, “God Bless America” by the legendary Kate Smith during each game’s 7th inning stretch, it had to be another bout of fake news.

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If you watched Penn State’s Blue-white football game, you heard all the positive words about Matt Millen who received a heart transplant on Christmas Eve. Did you know that Millen is one of wrestling hall of famer Dave Crowell’s very good friends. They usually go to the NCAA Wrestling togeth…

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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.”