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by Kim Boccia (Contact)   | 52 entries


Archive: 2012 | 2013

The gifts you keep on giving — to someone else

One Christmas season, I was a little behind on my family gift exchange shopping — OK I forgot! So I looked around the house to see what my sister and brother-in-law would want. I had ...

Have your pet spayed or neutered

After meeting with a Chief of Police, I found out that there’s a method to their madness. The police don’t necessarily pick and choose where to patrol the speed, and they don’t get to set ...

Speed traps: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

(In response to last week’s column) After doing some research, the best advice from the fashion experts is: “stay out of your child’s closet.” Women, no more minnies with leggings, sorry. Men, no socks with ...

The scoop on your dog’s poop

As far as sneaking the snacks into the movies, it’s a big no-no. Apparently, the movie theater owners aren’t the big, mean people I thought they were. The reason they jack up the prices of ...

Bad Smoke Signals

As teenagers and young adults, I think we’ve all made our share of stupid mistakes. Some of us are left with unwanted tattoos, old pictures of poor haircut choices, or like my husband, two earring ...

Why talk when you can text?

Untitled document (In response to last week’s column) The consensus of whether or not adults should learn the ways of new technology is — yes, with some exceptions. Most readers said they didn’t want to ...

Riding the wave of new technology

Untitled document (In response to last week’s column) I didn’t receive much feedback on this one. Either I’m the only one who thinks talking to an outside source is the best way to go, or ...

Counseling isn’t just for crazy people

Untitled document (In response to last week’s column) It turns out there are a lot of angry people on the street. Some are willing to admit it, but most are in denial.  I guess that ...

Do you have road rage?

Untitled document (In response to last weeks column) Although I appreciate everyone’s support, I am not starting a new diet. I wish I had answers for those who are, though. If I knew what the ...

Introducing the brand new you

Untitled document (In response to last week’s column) Surprise, surprise — not too many women are fans of spitting. Unfortunately, I heard every woman’s gross, detailed stories of their personal spit encounters. I even got ...