Mornings are cooler and leaves of all shades are beginning to litter the ground – sure signs that October has arrived in the Boro. Enjoy the month with time spent outdoors, parade-watching and fair-going, visits to football games, and candy-searches at fall festivals. Incorporate the following celebrations and make every day a holiday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am confused about sleep aids. I am 81 years old and in very good shape. I take five to six Benadryl every month to help me sleep. Now you mention Melatonin. Is that better? You mention Ambien, but that is a prescription. Is it safe for me to continue with Benadryl? When I have used them up, should I buy Melatonin?
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Captain John White dropped off Sir Walter Raleigh's famous Roanoke Island colonists in 1587 and then went back to Britain. When he returned with supplies and more colonists, the colonists were gone. They found only two signs giving them a clue as to what had happened: the letters "CRO" were carved into a tree; and the word "CROATAN" was carved into a fence.
When Joy Deal first started coordinating the after school program for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department 15 years ago, there were 89 students involved at four schools.
Henry J. Tillman claimed: "The saying 'Getting there is half the fun' became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines."
DEAR DR. GOTT: What is the best way to dry dishes? I mean, where would there be the fewest germs, and what would be the most healthful approach for the people using the dishes? One person I talked to will wash the dishes, take a towel and dry the dishes, then put them away. I say put them on a drainer, let them air dry, then put them away. Who would you say is correct?
That to which you aspire will have an excellent chance of being achieved in the year ahead, owing to the fact you'll be more pragmatic than you've been in the past. And you will now take measures to make your dreams realities.
Novelist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown claimed: "For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others, but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself."
When I heard that Paul and Beverly MacGregor had been to Ireland (not once but four times) I invited them to visit, bring pictures and report on the Emerald Isle.
DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Cindy," and some of her friends have been playing the "choking game" where you deprive yourself of oxygen by tying something around your neck in order to get high. They say it's safe because they do it with someone else there to make sure they're OK. However, last week there was an article in the paper about a boy who died doing it.
In the year ahead, the degree of success you can achieve will be dependent upon how much you believe in yourself and/or your abilities. If you don't think you're capable enough, you'll prove yourself right.
DEAR ABBY: "Had It in Arlington, Wash." (8/29) was upset because her teenaged stepchildren didn't give her husband, their father, gifts even though he was generous with them.
In a world filled with strife and negativity, a visit to Roy and Deborah Thompson's "Triple T Ranch" takes one back to a simpler time, when kids played cowboys and Indians, when families ate dinner together, when things like jobs, technology and crime didn't intrude as much as they do today.
Delete Question: A friend sent photos of the blue butterflies now at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. Can I attract this butterfly to my garden?
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Tuesday's print edition: Wendy DesChene is an associate professor of art at Auburn University. Because of a photographer's mistake, her employer was listed incorrectly in a photo caption and article that appeared on page 1B Sunday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
Georgia Southern's first home game as a member of college football's highest division Saturday prompted a weeklong celebration that spilled over into downtown Statesboro.
Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."
Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
Man of the Decade
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