A day to express our gratitude

By Vickie Rhodehamel Arcane News Happy Thanksgiving! It's time once again to get together with family and friends and express their gratitude for one another, all the blessings that have been bestowed on us and give thanks to God for…

Obituary: William Rainey

William Rainey, 81, of Clancy, died on November 11, 2022 from COVID-19.Bill was born on September 21, 1941 in Paterson, New Jersey. He was the third of five sons born to Harold and Marion Rainey.He, his brothers, and their neighborhood…

death is for the birds

Courtesy of Tin House When people talk about the loss of a loved one, some like to say that grief doesn't diminish over time, you just grow bigger around it. For cartoonist Will Betke Brunswick, who lost his mother to!-->!-->…

Three Tapes Tame Cafe Nine

Attending Photos Pocket vinyl. Eric Stevenson leaned heavily over the piano, his arms outstretched like wings, his hands like spiders. Complex note figures flowed from his fingers, and he sang in a clear, high voice, as…

The Many Benefits of Birds

A female house finch perches on top of a bird feeder to eat a sunflower seed. A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these. ~ Marjorie Allen Seiffert I never thought much about why I feed the…

Local focus: pets and preaching

For one weekend only, St Barnabas Anglican Church in West Rotorua opens its doors to all worshippers, whether two foot or four.For one weekend only, St Barnabas' Anglican Church in West Rotorua has opened its doors to all worshippers,…