This summer I took a vacation from writing this column, but here are some observations from that period. My extended time off taught me to look at retirement in a new way. I used to feel sorry for people who reached retirement age because it signaled getting old. But during my vacation from the column, […]
Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old man. I served in the army and deployed to Afghanistan. I was medically discharged for PTSD about two years ago. I’m currently going to school to be a firefighter, but I’m afraid I’ve picked this field not because it interests me, but because I cannot go back into the […]
Notes from the recently completed Pacific Northwest Volcano Tour: GIVE ME MAPS TO MATCH MY MOUNTAINS … thanks to the good folks at Triple-A, we now have the best maps in the world as we attempt to track down as many volcanoes as possible in a one-week period without actually coming into contact with orange-hot […]
Dear Annie: Six years ago, I divorced my alcoholic, workaholic husband and became a single parent. My ex has regular visitation, but I am the one who handles all the sick days, school conferences, injuries, etc. He never bothers. Shortly after the divorce, I had to take a job at a much lower salary. There […]
Our annual decorating contest saw many wonderful entrants, and we at The Enterprise are grateful to the families who have provided us with so much holiday cheer.
Although the economy is still causing many to scale back, it was heartwarming to see how many people are willing and able share the joy of the season. Plus, it’s hard to beat this no-/low-cost entertainment!
By bundling up and strolling or biking through Wildhorse, or driving along our route map of delightfully decorated displays, the entire family will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas for just …
Two years ago Sunday, I married my best friend. And I’m thrilled to report that marriage hasn’t changed that. Known as The Cutest Man In The World (TCMITW) to those of you who’ve followed this thread for the last decade or so, Joe is proof positive that soulmates really do exist. I know I’ve found […]
DebraDeAngeloW The best part of last week’s story about my adventures in radio commercials is the part I didn’t tell: getting there. But first, some context. I have the bladder of a hamster. And my urgency ratio is directly linked to my stress level. The higher the stress, the greater the urgency. If I’m anxious […]
Enterprise columnist Whenever I have pictured myself as a soldier, something IÕve done many times over the years, especially during the Vietnam era, IÕve imagined myself feeling totally out of place in war. I imagine myself going along with whatever IÕm supposed to do, because IÕm basically obedient and a conformist, but keeping my thoughts […]
Farm Fresh To You, a West Sacramento-based produce delivery service, announced this week that its Donate-A-Box program has reached the 10,000-box donation mark. The company partners with six food banks throughout the state, including the Yolo Food Bank, to ensure that hungry people have fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets. Farm Fresh To You […]
Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to customers’ doorsteps, has launched a new program called Donate-A-Box and has received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant of $100,000 to develop and market the program. Farm Fresh To You has partnered with six regional […]
By Jeanelle D. Horcasitas Special to The Enterprise My favorite part of any holiday, birthday or special occasion is when people get to open their gifts. The genuine happiness and smiles that take over during the unwrapping and revealing of a gift are priceless. In recent years, there have been some pretty impressive gifts, such […]
Dec. 7, 1925 — Nov. 9, 2015 Dorothy (“Dorie”) White Datel died from complications of dementia on Nov. 9, 2015 in Vacaville. She was born Dorothy Elizabeth White on Dec. 7, 1925 in Eureka, the first child of Francis Henry White and Amy Colby White. She grew up in the redwood lumber company town of Samoa […]
* Editor’s note: The writers of “Annie’s Mailbox” are on vacation this week. The following is adapted from a 2009 column. Dear Annie: An acquaintance recently lost his job, and we invited him and his wife to move into our home on a temporary basis. We all agreed they would live with us until one […]
Editor’s note: The writers of Annie’s Mailbox are on vacation this week. The following is adapted from a 2009 column. Dear Annie: I married “Dean” nine years ago. It was a second marriage for both of us. Soon after we wed, he said we would split all expenses 50-50. However, the house is in his […]