Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I have been kind of handy with tools and stuff for a long time. I helped build my first house…electrical…plumping…drywall, etc. I was young…never done anything like that before. I would just get some repair books and go at... Read more
Where were you when you heard about the September 11, 2001 attacks? I was at home getting ready to go to work. The Today Show was on in the background when I heard Katie Couric say something about a plane crash. I turned and watched the report, which said... Read more
When I was small, and still today, I had a hero, someone that would help me be strong, that would give me guidance, and teach me about courage, friendship, brotherhood – my father. We all have heroes. We find them in comic books, literature we read, maturing, we find... Read more
The Lashleys have just returned from our very first trip out west, and it was quite the adventure. It was our last hoorah before school started, and a grand adventure for the children to talk about for years to come. My brother lives in Washington on the lovely and... Read more
As Tropical Storm Erika makes its way up the east coast, are you ready? I am presently on the side of the world where these storms form. Though hurricane season runs from June 1- November 1, we seem to see some of the worst storms during this time of... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I found something at the local Wal-Mart the other day that brought back many old memories. Let’s see if you can guess what I am talking about. It came in a cardboard box with a handle; was yellow... Read more
It all started when… It is a lead (newspapers typically spell it lede) that really bothers me. And although I do not particularly like it, some leads start with the date that a particular event will take place or took place. The Village News has just started year 18,... Read more
In just a matter of days the children in our area will be returning back to school. When the kids get back in school, so do many of the common contagious germs. Staying healthy during the school year requires a combination of both common sense and medical science. Parents,... Read more
With the arrival of Labor Day and kids returning to school, it is time to get serious about fall lawn renovation. This has not been a typical summer for some of us. My mower, for example has not collected dust in the shed as in summers past. However, cool... Read more
This year’s fire prevention week theme is “Hear the beep where you sleep.” Fire incident reporting shows that the large majority of civilian fire injuries and deaths occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., while most people are sleeping. You have read where I have stated that your house... Read more