A ‘sugar cookie’ recipe and analogy of life

By Frances Mullen Empire Press Correspondent Recently, I came across a commencement speech given by Admiral William H. McRaven at the University of Texas at Austin, my alma mater. One of the ideas he shared with the graduates was, we all need to have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. His first suggestion was to start your day by making your bed. That way, you have accomplished the...
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Weekly gathering organized to share ‘spiritual musings’

A community group has recently been organized in Waterville for anyone desiring to write inspirational stories, poetry or song lyrics about his or her faith journey.
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Easter services in Orondo

ORONDO — The Orondo Community Church will host its annual Easter Son-Rise Service at 7:30 a.m. April 16 at Orondo River Park, 21552 Highway 97, milepost 215. Those attending should gather near the pavilion overlooking the river and bring a chair or blanket for seating. Everyone is invited to the bilingual service of worship, celebration and reflection. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. For...
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Pictorial Past | Church convention

A Sunday School convention is held at the Waterville Presbyterian Church (later the Federated Church) in the early 1920s.
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Sweet and sour mix well for this dish

To have your food taste sweet and sour might sound strange to some people. I personally love it.
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Holy Week and Easter services

Easter Sunday is coming April 16. Here is the schedule of worship for Holy Week, or the week leading up to Easter, for some of our local churches.
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Enjoy this easier version of sushi

Ohio! Yes, that’s the name of one of our states, but did you know it means "good morning" in Japanese?
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Tired of winter weather? Warm up with this chowder

As we eagerly await the arrival of spring and the end of winter, this recipe is just right.
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Pancake feast at St. Joseph Church

The Altar Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville hosted its 32nd annual pancake supper in Waterville Feb. 28.
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Ash Wednesday services held

Both St. Joseph Catholic Church and United Lutheran Church in Waterville held Ash Wednesday services March 1.
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