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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Parrish, Kleinfeldt married at Viaggio Winery

Parrish, Kleinfeldt married at Viaggio Winery

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Keeli Janae Kleinfeldt and Stephen Daniel Parrish were married on March 10, 2018 at beautiful Viaggio Winery.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Julie Damron: Choosing a dog that’s the right fit for your life

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There are many things to consider before bringing home a new canine companion. The more that you plan for this the more successful the integra…

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Susan Crosby: Volunteers preserve the past for future generations

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Since I began writing these columns, I’ve learned an almost universal truth: Retirement — no matter how much someone looks forward to it — tak…

Monday, August 20, 2018

Julie Damron: PALS, a vital resource for pets, needs help to open its new PALS Haven shelter

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People Assisting Lodi Shelter — better known as PALS — has existed as a no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue since 2004.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Susan Crosby: How to survive tech changes, and why it’s important

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Margaret “Maggie” Talbot Bulkin has never been one to sit on the sidelines and let others do the work. Even years ago, when she was mistakenly…

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Susan Crosby: There’s no place like home

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Choosing where we live is rarely a quick or easy decision and can become even more complicated as we age. Do we stay or go? Downsize? Move to …

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Susan Crosby: Planning for what comes last

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When my husband and I were in our twenties, we didn’t have what anyone would consider an “estate.” We lived paycheck to paycheck and had a mor…

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Susan Crosby: Clearing out the cobwebs — and more

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The most frequent comment I hear from people my age is a lament about how much “stuff” they have and their desire to be rid of it so no one el…

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Susan Crosby: Would you repeat that, please?

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Hearing loss. It’s a big deal, affecting 29 percent of people in their 50s, 45 percent in their 60s, and 68 percent in their 70s — and yet onl…

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Susan Crosby: More opportunities for Lodi volunteers

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Here are two more senior volunteering opportunities:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mokelumne Current: Celebrating ‘watershed’ moments

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This year’s Mokelumne Current is a banner year, matching the river’s nickname, the Mighty Mokelumne, the name given by some of those who have …

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Susan Crosby: Senior volunteerism, part one

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I had a conversation recently with an 80-year-old friend who is looking for ways to bring her out of her self-imposed isolation. She’s been in…

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Susan Crosby: Personal shoppers can make life easier

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Last October, News-Sentinel reporter Danielle Vaughn wrote about a new grocery option called Instacart, which provides a service to hand-pick …

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Tail-Waggers for April 21, 2018: Fiona, Bandit and Izzy

Tail-Waggers for April 21, 2018: Fiona, Bandit and Izzy

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Fiona is an approximately 2-year-old, medium-haired cat. She can be a bit on the feisty side, but underneath it all she’s a sweetheart who lov…

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Steve Mann: About Town

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If you look closely at the ad for LangeTwins Winery in a recent edition of "Her Life magazine," youÕll spot Charlie Swimley posing as an inter…

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Susan Crosby: Ever-evolving phone scams

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Last week my phone rang while I was in my car. I didn’t answer it because: 1. I never answer my phone while I’m driving; and 2. It displayed a…

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Susan Crosby: The compassion and dignity of hospice

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My previous column focused on Dr. Atul Gawende’s book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” and his important message on end-…

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Tail-Waggers for March 17, 2018: Topaz, Tank and Penny Lane

Tail-Waggers for March 17, 2018: Topaz, Tank and Penny Lane

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Topaz is an approximately 3-year-old, spayed Cairn terrier mix. She weighs approximately 31 pounds.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Tail-Waggers for March 11, 2018: Hope, Bella and Houdini

Tail-Waggers for March 11, 2018: Hope, Bella and Houdini

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Hope is an approximately 6 1⁄2-month-old, spayed German shepherd/Doberman pinscher mix. She weighs approximately 42 pounds.

Susan Crosby: What matters in the end

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Philosopher Immanuel Kant says, “You need something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.” Kant’s thoughts are so basic, y…

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