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Be stoic about it

Ancient wisdom doesn’t die; it just shows up at your favorite sports venue.

The latest example was offered by a woman named Sydney McLaughlin at the United States Track and Field Trials.

Don’t bet on it!

Unless you have been having a Rip Van Winkle experience for the last 20 years, you might have noticed that betting on sporting events has changed from a social no-no to a major income source for some rather large corporations.


Brooke Kaine, 9, readied her fishing pole for an afternoon of reeling in fish at the annual Ralph Vinchiarello Memorial and Lions Club Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday, July 11. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Amenia Lions Club reels in young fishermen at Kids’ Fishing Derby

AMENIA — Casting their lines into the water with the hopes of reeling in a prize catch, the area’s young fishermen and women were determined to lure a fish or two out of Vinchiarello’s Pond at the annual Ralph Vinchiarello Memorial and Amenia Lions Club Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday, July 11.

What’s in your clubhouse?

The topic of the baseball summer is, “What’s wrong with the Yankees and who needs to be fired?” 

The owner says the general manager is fine; the general manger says the manager is doing all he can. The result? It must be the player’s fault. But you can’t fire a whole team. So where’s the problem?

Conjure this…

Ah yes, the Fourth of July, a date, the Bard might have said, to be conjured with. It is a time of hamburger hangovers, fireworks flash ups and backyard bashes. Not to mention celebrating the birth of a country, a minor detail.

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