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Nobody bats a thousand and you can’t win them all

March 6, 2013 Sometimes we have to admit to being human. Sometimes we try as hard as we can to do things right and yet still we fail. Think of all the adages about the subject. more »»

When there is nothing left to fix

February 27, 2013 A walk out on the shop floor recently was greeted with empty bays. Earlier the shop had been full of cars. “What happened, where are all the cars?” said I to the nearest technician. more »»

Basic drawing class available at Beach Library

February 27, 2013 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Drawing, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Community Room B Quilting Group, Wednesday, Feb. 27. from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. more »»

Boating: Getting towed can ruin your day

February 27, 2013 “I have an idea for a column you should write,” said the retirement-aged stranger across the bar. more »»

Check out the café at the Beach Library

February 20, 2013 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Drawing class on Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Knitting & Needlework Group meets Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Boating: Bottom Paint Problems

February 20, 2013 “Do anything, anything badly and it will haunt you until you make it right!” A very intelligent man spoke these words to me many years ago, but they remain true today. more »»

Americans and their cars … that’s amore

February 20, 2013 The English have their warm beer, the Italians have their pasta, the Germans have their leather shorts, and we Americans love our cars. more »»

How Hollywood miscasts cars in the movies

February 13, 2013 Modern cars are very difficult to steal. In the movies, thieves simply reach under the dash and jerk out a handful of wires, and spark two of them together and take off with the ca. more »»

Boating: As sweet as she can be!

February 13, 2013 'Chi-town Doug and Delores' have become full canal members recently, and Doug is a new member of the 'DECYC' (Dead End Canal Yacht Club) but Delores refuses to sign up. more »»

Grand opening announced for new Beach Library

February 13, 2013 Upcoming Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets on Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Going Further with Your IPad/IPhone on Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Boating: Cough, cough, wheeze!

February 6, 2013 The wind was out of the east the other day as we fished Pine Island sound. There was bright sunshine, warmer than usual weather and several hits that produced enough fish for lunch for five. more »»

When something doesn’t look right

February 6, 2013 Many times an unsatisfactory repair result can stem from a miscommunication between the driver and the mechanic. more »»

Events galore at the Beach Library

February 6, 2013 Activities This Week Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Disposable income buys disposable products

January 30, 2013 I have a prediction. One day, when we are finished with a trip, we will step out of our vehicle and simply dispose of it. I can’t imagine how. more »»

Boating: “Dead End Canal Yacht Club” Day

January 30, 2013 “Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer, Losing my timing this late in my career? And where are the clowns? ?There ought to be clowns. Well, maybe next year.” I liked the musical and especially this son. more »»

Beach Library Development Fund accepts donations

January 30, 2013 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Trooper Visits on Wednesday, Jan 30, at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Beach Library still in need of volunteers

January 23, 2013 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Art Appreciation, Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Boating: Answering the old, old mail

January 23, 2013 Dear Know-It-All: You’re always answering easy questions, like which boat to buy or how to dock the Queen Mary. I’ve got a tough one for you that I know you can’t answer. more »»

Funny things are happening at the office

January 23, 2013 The garage business is a mystery to most people. People with car problems just want the car fixed, fast and cheap, and they don’t want to think about the repair process being a busines. more »»

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it

January 16, 2013 Some things on a car get more attention than they deserve. That might sound like excellent care is being provided, but in fact it has a negative impact. more »»



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