Fran Ostendorf
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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
In every community, you’d expect people to jump in to help friends and neighbors in need, but what if they need more help? Luckily, we live in a caring community, with impressive … more
One of the things that makes this job different from most newspaper jobs is the presence of children. Because of the location of our offices at the Dwares Jewish Community Center, we see children of … more
As a news junkie, I’ve been watching a lot of coverage about this year’s elections, particularly the presidential race. I read and watch news from a variety of sources in an effort to … more
There aren’t many issues in the political realm that I feel strongly enough to write about and advocate for, but voting is one of them. A little more than two years ago, I wrote … more
The holidays often start with food. It brings us together to share bread and conversation and memories. My inbox has as many emails concerning seasonal food as it does those explaining customs, … more
I love this time of year. The holidays signal the change of seasons, as do warm days and cool nights. A certain rhythm returns to daily life after a summer filled with long days, vacations and all … more
This is the season of new beginnings. Before you know it, the year will change and it will be 5777. The days leading up to that change are a time to do a little reflecting on life. I recently … more
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