To say this weekend was a blur would be an understatement. Anyone who knows my husband or me knows that we are diehard Spartan fans. So are our kids.
I’ll have to admit that part of the reason why I wanted to go see American Sniper was because Bradley Cooper had the starring role as U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. My husband and I, along with some friends, decided to go see the movie at Trillium on opening night.
The Lake Fenton community is mourning the loss of a former school administrator — and friend. I knew Ralph Coaster from the days when he was principal at Torrey Hill Middle School (now Torrey Hill Intermediate School). I remember a cute photo of my son Brad, who was in sixth grade, and Ralph posing together after Brad was named Student of the Month in 2000. What great memories.
From the desk of Times Editor Sharon Stone
It’s that time of year when I am being pulled in many directions.
Have you ever wondered how your local newspaper gathers all of its news and stories? Here at the Times, we are continually on the lookout for interesting, entertaining and informative news and features — especially those that affect the majority of our area residents. Whether it’s a new animal ordinance (think chickens), a policy at our children’s school (weather-related closings), or criminal activity, we report it accurately, fairly and timely. Most stories are posted on our website within mere minutes of their occurrence.
After learning of and writing about so many heart-wrenching deaths, either from accidents or illnesses, in the past couple of weeks, my heart breaks for all of the families involved. Nothing can change the course of a family more than the sudden death of what was a healthy and vibrant family member. I know their pain, all too well.
In order for the staff at the Times to spend some time with their families and enjoy the holidays, the Midweek edition will not be published on Wednesday, Dec. 28. I know I am looking forward to spending some time with my family over the holidays. The staff and I wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
A flash mob? Yep, that was the surprise opening act at the annual Linden Follies that was held at Linden High School on Thursday. The Linden Follies is a yearly event that features the talent of Linden schools' staff members and teachers. Proceeds of the event go to the Linden Angel Tree and Christmas Express. This year, more than $3,000 was raised to help needy families and the talent gets better year after year.