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FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

By: Diana Dizoglio One hopes that tough times will produce humility, strength of character, and eventually growth and change. As anyone who has faced a challenge knows, however, this process…

Let’s Talk About Food – Yes, I used to be Obese

Let’s Talk About Food – Yes, I used to be Obese

  By: Pennie Hale – October, 2011 I used to be morbidly obese. How did that feel? On a consistent basis, I felt depressed and tired. I had low self-esteem…

The Choice

  By: David Sapir – October, 2011 A town had fallen on hard times. Like any other town, it had its share of rich and poor, good and bad, honorable…

The Benefit of Home Schooling

The Benefit of Home Schooling

By: Paul Murano For the past nine years I have taught at four colleges, and I’ve come to know what to expect. This year, however, I started a new job…

Now Here’s Something We Can Do!

Now Here’s Something We Can Do!

  By: Peter Larocue – September, 2011 In my August Valley Patriot column I wrote about having an event where we the Citizens of Lawrence who believe in the power…

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New…

Uglo-Americans Unite!

Uglo-Americans Unite!

  By: Paul Murano – September, 2011 The ugly may finally be getting some attention. And I’m not being cute. The New York Times just released an article on how…

Turner & Nason: Together Again!

Turner & Nason: Together Again!

  By: Lawrence, “Lonnie” Brennan – August, 2011 What exactly is Moonlight Productions and how did they ever produce such a moving theatrical production in Georgetown this summer? Impossible to…

Amy Winehouse and hero worship today

Amy Winehouse and hero worship today

  By: Jeff Katz – August, 2011 They tried to make her go to rehab, but she said no, no, no. It looks like she should have said yes, yes,…

Happy Father’s Day

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   June, 2011 Father’s Day is June 19th. It’s a day to celebrate fathers all across the country. It is a day to spend time with the…

Looking Back at the Priest Scandal

Looking Back at the Priest Scandal

By: Paul Murano – January, 2011 The scandal within the Catholic Church was one of ignorance and evil. No question. It was the cause of much confusion and pain. But…

Love is a Battlefield – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

Love is a Battlefield – Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – June, 2011 My daughter just finished her sophomore year at Westfield State University. She had one more project to finish up due a week after she…

Repeal of Ban on Educational Dinners for Doctors Passes House

Economic Impact and Lack of Influence on Doctors cited in repeal, issue now moves to the State Senate By: Dave Andelman – May, 2011 Boston – Massachusetts is now one step…

An Open Letter to President Obama

An Open Letter to President Obama

  By Mark Dubinski – May, 2011   President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Obama: With all due respect, I…

Hundreds Rally to Save Saint Mary’s School

Hundreds Rally to Save Saint Mary’s School

Catholic Church to Close Saint Mary’s After Promising to keep it Open By: Tom Duggan – May, 2011 Hundreds of students, parents and supporters of Saint Mary’s School of the…