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The Legend of Bird Rock

A hike to Bird Rock, perched high above Route 322 in the Reedsville Narrows, is definitely on my bucket list. I am always envious when I see others post pictures standing by this majestic natural wonder, which is shaped like an ever-watching bird, though now a bit marred by graffiti. This ...

Aging is just another word for living

According to the words of David Bowie, “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” The older I become, the more I believe that to be true. We are the sum total of our life experiences. I once heard a motivational speaker who put it this ...

Some ‘sweet’ Easter memories

I recently spent an evening making pysanky, Polish-Ukrainian Easter eggs with some of my friends at an art workshop. These eggs are intricately decorated (mine not so much) by using wax. You draw the designs on the egg using melted beeswax and a stylus. The egg is then dipped in colored dye, ...

CEO: Turnpike editorial wrong on transparency

The Sentinel’s April 2 editorial regarding Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission efforts to operate transparently was just plain wrong (Pennsylvania Turnpike needs more transparency from its officials). To insinuate that PA Turnpike leaders chose to be less than transparent is inaccurate as well ...

Celebrating the library this week

Today is the last day of National Library Week. National Library Week was first introduced in 1958 as a time to celebrate our libraries and the people who work in libraries. Yay us! It’s also a time for me to ask you to use and support the library. I have great news. Today is also the last ...

Nothing costs more than free: the difference between print and digital books

Did you know that with your Juniata County library card you can get more than 20,000 free digital books? eBooks are books that you can read on a tablet or smart device. eAudio titles are like books on CD but you can listen to them through your tablet or smart device. I often say that nothing ...