Opinion Column

The real threat to American power is...

In my last column (Sticking the arson charge on a couple of patsies – The Daily Observer Aug. 19, 2017) I questioned why North Korea’s nuclear program was attracting such attention from the United States. North Korea is a very poor and backwards country whose bellicosity reflects the regime’s need for an external enemy like the United States to gal

A change of seasons

We have been so very fortunate this fall to have such great weather. It kind of makes it hard to think about winter.

A vintage handbill advertises recruits wanted for a lancer regiment headed by Arthur Rankin to fight in the U.S. Civil War.

Man of action, questionable results

Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario — different names for the same place. It was built by a wide range of characters: surveyors, soldiers, politicians, miners, entrepreneurs, scrappers and showmen.

Bay-breasted Warbler is seen here bathing in the winter sun. The Bay-breasted and other fall migrants may be found on the marina walk on Aug. 26.

Pembroke waterfront excursion Saturday

The next Pembroke Area Field Naturalists’ excursion is the Pembroke Marina/Waterfront Walk to be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 a.m. This is a few days later than the previous year’s excursion, which hopefully will bring better results.