Local Columns

Support all children – pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

In May 2003, my beautiful daughter, Chloe, was born. Shortly after her birth, she was diagnosed with Down syndrome. During my wife’s pregnancy, we were advised that we were at high risk for having a child with Down syndrome, due to my wife’s age of 40 at the time. We were offered prenatal ...

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 ...

Top of the morning

“There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who are Irish and those who want to be Irish.” Celtic Proverb Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, a time to celebrate all things Irish. Are you having corned beef, cabbage and soda bread? Maybe you will imbibe a Guinness ale or drink a bit ...

Sunshine Week highlights vital role of press as watchdog

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking ...

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 ...

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 ...

Inexpensive entertainment

Did you miss buying your sweetie a Valentine’s gift? Need an idea for a date night? Want to take a break from winter? Going through golf withdrawal? How about an outing with the grands? The perfect answer to all these questions is to purchase tickets for our third annual Putting for Pages ...

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 ...

Raise long overdue for Pa. teachers

Step into my DeLorean and travel back in time with me. Back to 1989 when gas still cost about a buck a gallon, George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev were working out an end to the Cold War, and “Back to the Future II” was once again taking us on a high-speed journey through time. Think about ...

Liblove: Count the ways

Let’s celebrate! February is Library Lovers’ Month. Since we are already primed for Valentine’s Day, it seems reasonable to express our fondness for the many services the library provides to the community and its residents. To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 How do ...