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Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy

Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy

By Jean D. Koehler There are a variety of factors that determine the strength of the U.S. economy, including government spending levels, imports versus exports and currency values. Yet, the…

Old Town Report (8/6/16 Issue)

Old Town Report (8/6/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick This week is a very special week. Why?  Well, in no particular order, here’s why:  this week Imprintability at 128 E. Palm is celebrating their 11th…

Dorothy’s Place: A Stroke of Genius

Dorothy’s Place: A Stroke of Genius

  By Dorothy Denne There was a time in my life when I actually enjoyed cleaning house.  I don’t remember when it was.  As of now I have to say…

Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: Kylie

Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: Kylie

    Meet soft, sweet Kylie, about 1-and-a-half-years-old. Kylie is adorable and super, super sweet! She’s a medium-hair calico with lots of white. Want the purr-fect cat? Look no further!…

September Art Column

September Art Column

    By Jeff Davis “Properties of Light,” featuring the works of Suzan Woodruff and Brad Howe, is now on exhibit at George Billis Gallery in Culver City through Oct.…

Old Town Report (9/29/16 Issue)

Old Town Report (9/29/16 Issue)

    By Pam Fitzpatrick I confess, I was scolded by a reader of last week’s column for neglecting to highlight Myrtle Avenue’s 500 block, the virtual center of Old…

Dorothy’s Place: You Can’t Help Yourself

Dorothy’s Place: You Can’t Help Yourself

    By Dorothy Denne We were stopped at a traffic light – I reached over and flipped off the air-intake fan because a big bus was belching black smoke…

Dorothy’s Place: Refreshments and a Fanny Pack

Dorothy’s Place: Refreshments and a Fanny Pack

    By Dorothy Denne “Refreshments will be served” is probably one of the most frequently appearing sentences. It always gets my attention. My first thought is, “What kind of…

Old Town Report (9/22/16 Issue)

Old Town Report (9/22/16 Issue)

    By Pam Fitzpatrick When I walk around Old Town on Mondays, I try not to get the “heebeegeebees.” So many “Closed” signs, so many lost opportunities, I’m thinking.…

Dorothy’s Place: A Downside

Dorothy’s Place: A Downside

    By Dorothy Denne Cat lover that I am, I do have to admit there are a few downsides to living with them. For example, when they decide it…