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February 2012

Grand opening

March 13, 2012

Free professional résumés, lunch, refreshments, & MP3 drawing at The Client's Advocate Photography & Self Promotion, 10 St. John St., 10am-8pm. 845/796-3129.

Low cost rabies & vaccination clinic

March 10, 2012

Blooming Grove Municipal Bldg., 10am-3pm, $10-$28, microchipping $20. Dogs & cats only. 570/296-7654.

Low-cost rabies & vaccination clinic

February 25, 2012

Lehman Township Municipal Bldg., 10am-3pm, $10-$28, microchipping $20. Dogs & cats only. 570/296-7654.

Training in nonviolent action

March 11, 2012

Some topics covered: exploring what nonviolent action means; practicing nonviolent discipline in conflict situations; creating effective nonviolent scenarios; understanding your rights; & potential consequences of nonviolent civil disobedience, including the arrest process at Delaware Youth Center, 12:30-5pm, free. RSVP: bsterner@ptd.net.

Visionary writing workshop

March 3, 2012

The Sanctuary of Oils, 1st Sat./mo., 1-3pm, $20/class. 570/468-7350.

Marcellus shale forum

March 3, 2012

Hosted by CLEAR 4 TEA Party at The Community Library of Lake & Salem Townships, 2pm. Guest speakers, Q&A. 570/862-9104.

Long live the Delaware River

There once was a lady named Collier
whose plans have become follier and follier.
She’s squandered the last four years
dancing with drillers and frackers,
on the assumption that we were all
just a bunch of slackers.
But those tales of “untold riches”
couldn’t buy everyone’s loyalties.
That explains the long faces of all those
who are still waiting for royalties.
And whoever cooked up that legend
of 100 years more of natural gas,
Is trying to tell you, dear reader,
that you are a horse’s _ _ _!
(You fill in the blank spaces -
I can’t, for this limerick was not intended  Read more

Long live the Delaware River

There once was a lady named Collier
whose plans have become follier and follier.
She’s squandered the last four years
dancing with drillers and frackers,
on the assumption that we were all
just a bunch of slackers.
But those tales of “untold riches”
couldn’t buy everyone’s loyalties.
That explains the long faces of all those
who are still waiting for royalties.
And whoever cooked up that legend
of 100 years more of natural gas,
Is trying to tell you, dear reader,
that you are a horse’s _ _ _!
(You fill in the blank spaces -
I can’t, for this limerick was not intended  Read more

Critters on the air: keeping track of who’s where

Since the 1950s, researchers have been using telemetry to study the movements of animals in the wild. One limitation back then was that only large animals, such as elk or bear, could be telemetered, because the technology of the day was vacuum tubes and relativity short-lived battery packs. But then came the age of the transistor, then the integrated circuit, and finally, hybrid chips containing millions of transistors. One desktop PC would have filled up an average town meeting hall in 1975 for a system of equivalent capability.  Read more

The case of the vanishing key

Let us go back in time to August 21, 2010. Due to the generosity of Mr. Gibson McKean, my fishing buddy Dr. Oliver Herz, DVM, and I were to have an opportunity to fish Cliff Lake. Mr. McKean owns the land surrounding the lake and also has the key to unlock the gate guarding the premises. We were to meet Mr. McKean at noon so that he could guide us through the maze of dirt roads that lead to the lake and also unlock the gate for us.  Read more