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  • Plentiful St. Patrick's outings a treat for ears, tongue and feet

    Tim O'Leary, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    And so I was clad in green with plenty of places to be seen. It was a St. Patrick’s Week to behold. An Irish soul with four places to go. There was dance and song, corned beef galore, brews, stews and much, much more. A wee church tossed a big bash on a wing and a prayer, with hopes it will flourish beyond compare. The four events made me ponder what it means to be a son or daughter of the Emerald Isle. It is a land of rocky soil and rugged beauty. There is joy, laughter, l...

  • Writer ponders public transit services, city mouse vs country mouse dilemma

    Tim O'Leary, Special to the Village News|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Because I have more time on my hands than money, I read a lot, attend many meetings and interact with passels of people. Sometimes I listen to them. As a result, of late I've found myself pondering public transit services and wondering whether I am a country mouse or a city mouse. I decided to do a deep dive on both. Please tag along, kind readers, if your wandering eyes have led you astray to these woebegone words. Everyone recalls the Aesop's Fable of the sophisticated city...

  • A Love Letter

    Tim O'Leary, Writer|Updated Dec 20, 2022

    Hi Margaret, Thank you for your sweet call yesterday reminding me of our anniversary. I spent today bathed in memories of the beautiful years we spent together and all the joyous trips you took me on. I shared that today with our dear friend, Pat Roybal. She was touched and she misses you deeply. She told me to say: "Hello." She is sending you some greeting cards to wish you well. Sadly, however, I could not come to pick you up or bring you here. As you may recall, the...