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Patty Kimerer

Searching for fulfillment in a frozen February

Ah, February. For me, it’s such a complicated calendar contribution, ’kay? First of all, the whole there’s that whole “not enough days”-ness of it. Who the heck decided that and why? I’m missing something here. In fact, we all are — like a couple of earth axis rotations. Except ...

Wanted: Area columnist seeks happiness hacks

I’m a happy person. Really. Ask around. I’m a smiler. A hugger. A well-wisher. I’m the say-“I-love-you”-before-hanging-up-with-fam girl. Every. Single. Time. I’m also a world-class empathizer. I’m seriously all about the other humans, especially the ones in my particular ...

Pandemic Phil — the root cause of 2020

One of my favorite episodes of “Sex and the City” is the one after Aidan and Carrie break up and he moves out. Oooh, speaking of SATC, are you aware that it’s getting a reboot and there will be a third movie? WOOT WOOT! Naturally, the good news comes with a touch of scandal, that being ...

New Dollar General planned in Milton

LAKE MILTON — A northern California Bay area trust has purchased 7.75 vacant acres on Mahoning Avenue in Milton Township for what appears to be a new Dollar General store. The $1.47 million sale was recorded Jan. 21 with the Mahoning County Auditor’s office. It’s between The ...

Could be the election, or a just a mom funk

Hello, one and all. How’s it going for you on this particular January morning? Um, wait, what was that? I’m sorry. I promise you that I’m genuinely interested in your answer. In fact, I’d love nothing more than to focus on your feels. I truly would. It’s just that I’m rather ...

2020 continues to keep us in its clutches

Well, we’re two weeks deep. Whatcha thinking? Yeah, me, too. Meh. For all intents and purposes, as they say. Oh and hey, BT dubs, why do they say that? I mean, if you’ve got to preface a statement with “For all intents and purposes,” are you just assuming a certain level of distrust ...