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Last month I helped staff the ticket booth at the annual Auburn Home Show for the Catholic Ladies’ Relief Society. We do this every year as a fundraiser. And in case you didn ...

Another View: Decorations, acting, quilts and pancakes

In their home on Aeolia, my friends Charles and Barbara Minor have a 30-year-old ficus tree in their front room. Luckily they have high ceilings, and a large window facing into the ...

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...

Another View: No to proposal that would bring oil through Auburn

Do you remember back in 2013, when there was a train derailment carrying crude oil in Lac-Megantic, Quebec? That incident resulted in a fiery explosion and caused the death of 47 p ...

Another View: Strengthening our laws to keep crime in check

There is a theory in law enforcement known as the “broken windows” theory.  It theorizes that by addressing lower level crimes, we will see better societal outcome ...

Another View: Give me a hose and a bucket of soap any day

I rarely use my truck much anymore and when we were about to leave on vacation, I parked it out front, in the shade of some trees.  By the time we got home it was covered with ...

Another View: Time Traveler having troubles with his pen pal

Time Traveler: I am forced to write my portion of this week’s column in absentia. Over the weekend I skipped town in the middle of the night. Why, you may ask? Outstanding ...

Health and real-life accomplishments usurped by video games

Dear Straight Talk: I was excited to have my 14-year-old brother in high school with me, but he’s completely changed. Our single dad bought a computer and game console for ...

People are more than one thing

It happened again. I keep hearing scraps of conversation and responding, even though it’s none of my business. This time, as I passed two men, one said, “Have you heard ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Another View: Officials have a duty to uphold the law

As a church-going Christian, I sympathize with Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’s dilemma. Because of her religious beliefs, she faces a choice of either upholding the law as ...

Another View: Looking at some of the ways to boost Auburn’s economic development

The City of Auburn has an Economic Development Commission with a stated goal “to enhance the City of Auburn’s business environment and economic base while preserving an ...

Another View: Golf, blood donation, a few less cigarette butts and handshakes all around

Cool denizen—and Auburn Valley Golf Club member—Karen Garcia had a full and exciting week. She outplayed hundreds of fellow amateurs from around the world to win the 20 ...

Another view: ‘Paranoid fantasy’ could curtail win for Old Town

By Patty Dooley for the Auburn Journal We are the owners of Bistro 103 and are exceedingly grateful to be part of our wonderful and supportive business district in Old Town Aub ...

Another View: Kindhearted contributor will be missed

I never had the pleasure of meeting Gene Baker, who was a frequent contributor to the Auburn Journal’s Opinion page. I spoke to him on the phone a few times when he would c ...