Local Columns

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Selection not censorship

Most of us have at least one freezer in our homes. Some of us store food there in a systematic way, all the meat together, the vegetables in a basket, the fruit and jelly stacked together, etc. There are also some of us who throw everything together and when we need something we engage in a ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Editorial on an editorial

September 20th did not start out as a good day and it seemed to get worse as the day progressed. Following my usual morning routine, I grabbed the paper and headed to the kitchen to start the coffee. While the coffee brewed I went outside and checked to obituaries to make sure my name wasn’t ...

Are you nuts for the library?

Sometimes you just have to engage in pure unadulterated self-promotion. So here goes. The Friends of the Mifflin County Library want you to get nuts for the library. This fundraising and advocacy group will once again be selling a variety of delicious pecans — halves, chocolate covered, ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...

Prelude to the Revolution

Today begins my monthly American history articles in The Sentinel. As much as I’d like to do a chronology of our country’s history, it is virtually impossible because of the volume. I will start with the origin of our country at a time just after the French and Indian War; the beginning ...

It must be September

Early mornings are foggy. Pumpkins, gourds and mums have begun to appear in all the local produce stands and markets. The zinnias in my flower beds are looking very shabby. I dug out my recipe for pumpkin pie, cookies and bread. Port Royal is recovering from the ever popular 168th Juniata ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

What is this new appendage?

Those of us fortunate enough to have Mr. Bahorik as our biology teacher learned that all living organisms, humans included, change over time to adapt to their environments. These mutations ensure their survival over the millennia. Some of the changes take years and years while other mutations ...