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USDA and NASA send 4-H flag to space on shuttle launch

June 28, 2009 USDAs National 4-H Headquarters and NASA sent the 4-H flag, depicting the familiar 4-H Clover, into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on June 13, 2009, as part of the STS-127 missio. more »»

My message for the graduating classes of 2009

June 28, 2009 A few weeks ago, I had the great honor of being asked to provide the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2009 at Gloversville High School. more »»

Food safety and selection at the farmers market

June 21, 2009 Farmers markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, bakery and meat products. The U.S. more »»

Families need to have fun

June 14, 2009 It’s almost summertime and families are concerned about stretching their dollars to have enough for some recreational time together. more »»

A strange thing for me: getting stressed out

June 14, 2009 A very strange thing happened to me this week. I got stressed out. I say it’s strange because what specifically happened was a surprise to me and it came in a way I was not expectin. more »»

Keys to keeping the germs away

June 6, 2009 By MARILYN J. SMITH, For The Leader-Herald Staying healthy is important for individuals, families, businesses and communities. more »»

Chemistry in the kitchen

May 31, 2009 One of the greatest ways to help kids continue to learn through the summer is by finding ways to incorporate what they learn in school into their every day live. more »»

A lot of patients think I’m nuts when I say pain is a gift

May 31, 2009 I would like to spend this week going a little deeper into the topic of pain. Today I want to discuss how pain offers a gift if you are willing to look for it. more »»

Dealing with difficult people is important

May 17, 2009 I would like to take some time this week to offer a perspective on dealing with difficult people. more »»

Red Carpet Housing placed in unfair light

May 14, 2009 For many months now, my wife and I, who are the founders of Red Carpet Housing Corp. more »»

Spring into gardening with kids

May 10, 2009 Children are fascinated by plants and the great outdoors. What better way to introduce children to the wonder of plants than to create a “Turtle Sprout. more »»

‘Go to the pain, not through the pain’ is my own motto

May 3, 2009 I just returned from a weekend with one of my favorite teachers. It was a beautiful weekend and I came back refreshed and renewed. more »»

Use this checklist for your home water conservation

April 25, 2009 Saving water is essential. Humans depend on water for survival more than anything else. Only one percent of all the water on Earth can be used for drinking. more »»

What matters most: Peace in my heart

April 19, 2009 I decided this week I would focus on the power of thoughts. My life has taken a surprise turn this past month. I have fallen prey to my desire for success. more »»

Let’s talk about spirituality in everyday life

April 4, 2009 This week I would like to write about a topic that I have been trying to write about for several months but didn’t seem to have the right words. The topic is spirituality. more »»

Toney the artist also fought in war

March 29, 2009 Seventy-two years ago, Anthony Toney clearly seemed on the threshold of an auspicious career. more »»

Promote youth volunteerism

March 22, 2009 While negative stereotypes abound on the outlook, lifestyles and attitudes of young people today, most youths in the country are actually healthy, happy and productive members of society. more »»

Why place trivial things above what matters the most?

March 22, 2009 Why do we do things we know are at best not helpful to us, and at worst harmful to us? Why do we place trivial things above the things that matter most in the world? My wife... more »»

Advice for everyone for success: Stop trying so hard

March 8, 2009 When I sit down to write this column I often have no idea what to write. I get to read it as I write it. The last article I wrote was one of these articles. more »»



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