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What We Know About Trump So Far

By LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK American media and the press developed a habit of looking at the first 100 days of a new president’s administration. It is a curious habit because most presidents, whether they serve one or two terms, have one or possibly two great successes, the exceptions being Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt and [...]

April 2017 Alley Newspaper

April 2017 Alley Newspaper

NO POOL APRIL FOOL in 2017! Phillips Aquatics Center Groundbreaking this Month!

NO POOL APRIL FOOL in 2017! Phillips Aquatics Center Groundbreaking this Month!

BY DENNY BENNETT MARCH 2017 You’ll definitely notice the activity beginning on Monday, March 27th. Fencing goes up around the southeast end of the building and parking lot, the roll-off dumpsters hit the scene, and there will be activity much earlier than usual. Selective demolition inside the pool area will have begun! APRIL 2017 By the [...]

Irreconcilable Differences?

BY MISHEHARU P. DAWKINS What does the election of Donald Trump say about us as a nation and us as individuals? First I am going to try and explain what it means to me, and then I am going to try and explain what I believe it means for us as a country. As I watched on Election Day with my family as each state rolled in and Hillary Clinton kept [...]

The Next Four Years, More or Less

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Donald Trump’s campaign for president has taken the lion’s share of newsprint and media time, for 15 months, from the time of his splashy announcement from the Trump Tower in New York City. There was a crowded Republican field of 16 candidates, five of whom dropped out before the Iowa caucuses in February, 2016, [...]

Larry Levanthal April 28, 1941- January 17, 2017 The Cosmos has Grown by One More Star

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Larry Leventhal died on January 17, 2017 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a well-known attorney who represented people who had been wronged in some way, and he also wrote wills and in the case of my family, represented us in juvenile court as we undertook the adoption of our great grandchild. In [...]

January 2017 Alley Newspaper

January 2017 Alley Newspaper

Mending Wall

Mending Wall

“…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” From "Mending Wall" BY ROBERT FROST

December 2016 Alley Newspaper

December 2016 Alley Newspaper

Let America Be America Again BY LANGSTON HUGHES, 1902-1967 Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never [...]

PHOENIX NUMBER III

BY PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL In this issue, you will find the 3rd edition of The Phoenix of Phillips: writings by your neighbors who tell their story and the story of our community.  You will meet writers as young as 11 and writers who are well into their seventies.  All of them have a hope for a loving and beautiful community.  Here are some [...]

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