Family reunion underscores value of whole milk
Recently members of the Tewksbury family and friends gathered for a mini-family reunion; it included four generations of the Arden Tewksbury …
Recently members of the Tewksbury family and friends gathered for a mini-family reunion; it included four generations of the Arden Tewksbury family.
The four generations are Arden Tewksbury, David Arden Tewksbury, David Arden Tewksbury II, great-grandson David Arden Tewksbury III and great-granddaughter Anabelle Tewksbury.
The four generations run from five years old to 89 years young.
The gathering also included all the Tewksburys of Tennessee present for this event.
In addition to a regular meal, a plentiful amount of whole chocolate milk was made available to everyone, courtesy of local dairy company Camptown Dairy of Camptown, PA. The milk was quickly consumed.
Many people realize the early effort that was put forth by the Progressive Agriculture Organization, with manager Arden Tewksbury at the helm, to try to get whole milk, including chocolate milk, back in our schools.
My wife, Barb, and I moved to Mount Horeb (MH) in 2020, during the pandemic. We were in the process of retiring, and wanted to be closer to our MH-based grandchildren. We were very busy during those first months, and pandemic concerns limited our ability to meet our new community.
In the spring of 2021, I contacted the Park and Rec department and signed up to play pickleball. I had been active in softball and tennis for many years in Monroe, but had resisted playing pickleball, because it sounded rather silly.
The game was easy to learn, and my tennis background helped me adapt to the new sport quickly. More importantly, it provided me with a social outlet and the ability to meet a number of new people in a short time.
Our league had around 40 people playing at that time, and our manner of play involves mixed doubles teams, so players have an opportunity to play with new partners throughout the sessions. The athletic backgrounds of the various players are quite mixed, and many of the players have little prior competitive sports experience.
The age group of the players is primarily “older” folk (in their 50s to 70s), but over the past two years it has become increasingly younger. Pickleball is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and I am teaching my young grandchildren (aged six, four and 20 months) to hit the ball around. I expect that it will be a sport that I will be able to teach them, and play with them, in the years to come.
A group of local players formed MOHOP [Mount Horeb Pickleball Group] in 2021 to help promote and encourage pickleball in Mount Horeb and to seek support from the village in upgrading the facilities available to play locally.
Pickleball is fast-paced, fun and can provide a good workout.
Blue Mound Township, WI
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I suggest that voters in the 19th Congressional District primary on August 23, if considering voting for Marc Molinaro, first examine what Molinaro stands for.
Pat Ryan has made his positions clear: he supports a woman’s right to choose, health and financial benefits for his fellow veterans, support for consumers against large corporations and utilities like Central Hudson that overcharge customers, and democratic values over the extremism of our former president.
Molinaro, in 2019, opposed New York State legislation to codify abortion protections. Not surprisingly, he recently stated that he would oppose similar federal legislation.
Molinaro also has a history, as a state assemblyman, of voting against pro-worker and pro-community bills. He voted against helping small businesses make health care benefits available to employees, guaranteeing workers meal breaks and rest stops, fair wages, protection for freelance workers and authorizing an inter-city bus permit system for those needing mass transit.
As for his support of the former president, his views, as the Ithaca Voice stated on July 5, “remain evasive.”
I believe that Pat Ryan is the candidate who deserves our votes. As Ulster County Executive, he has consistently served the people. He spearheaded rehabilitation of the former IBM site, leading to over $200 million in regional investment; increased mental health and addiction recovery services; put Ulster’s first electric buses on the road; and started a green careers academy at SUNY Ulster.
Let’s elect a veteran and true patriot: Pat Ryan.
Pine Plains, NY
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