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webmaster | 10/23/13

Out there with the fossils, or older than dirt. I want to thank Maderan Blake Bufford, director of the Fossil Discovery Center, for taking the time to give these old bones and my gal a tour during their busy day last Saturday. It was National Fossil Day and the place was filled with inquisitive minds, young, old and in-between.

Blake is the son of one of my high school English teachers, the late Ben Bufford, and is a paleontologist at the Center, and also across the road at the landfill, where he looks for more bones as the earth scrapers and movers uncover fossils first laid down eons ago.

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More dirt moving. Maybe just in time for the city flag football league, those hardworking members of the Sunrise Rotary Club are doing just that (working hard) to complete the restrooms at the softball fields at the sports complex named after them at the east end of Clinton Avenue. The porta potties are still out there, but not for long.

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Series gone awry. Is anyone out here rooting for any of the two teams, back there, that have made it to the World Series? It starts tonight in Boston’s venerable Fenway Park, home of the Green Monster and the Red Sox since 1912...


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