Fran Ostendorf
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Those pesky envelopes are back. Perhaps one fell out of your newspaper when you opened it to read this column. If you’ve been reading us for a while, you know that the envelope … more
A couple of years ago, I wrote about spring cleaning at about this time of year. Actually, when I looked back, the column was mostly about postponing spring cleaning, with a little history … more
I am a member of the sandwich generation. Most define that to mean someone who is taking care of younger children along with older parents. Mine is not a traditional sandwich … more
You gotta love technology. Or do you? Sometimes I don’t. I have to admit that I’m a little intimidated by the wide range of gadgets, gizmos and devices that have become essential to … more
When I took over as editor of The Voice just about three years ago, I found a paper steeped in tradition and well-respected in the community. As I met with people who cared about the … more
As we put together the annual camp issue of the newspaper, it’s snowing outside. I’m not too fond of snow. Rather than building snow forts, sledding or skiing, I obsess about clearing … more
Time to take a break from obsessively watching, listening and reading about the latest news. Step away from the computer. Shut down Facebook and Twitter for a few minutes.  … more
For those of us who are news and history junkies, today marks the zenith of a four-year cycle. I’m talking about Inauguration Day. The influence of my formative years living in the … more
This is a goal-driven time of year. With the start of the new year, many people set goals for themselves, their household, their company or organization. A new year can means … more
As the editor of The Jewish Voice, I have the opportunity to meet many people.One of my favorite things about my job is meeting community members. The last week has been … more
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