Dog Park Committee Member Search

Greetings Fellow Dog Park Supporters! Over the last few weeks and months, I have talked extensively with numerous individuals and business owners about the dog park fundraising efforts. The good news is that real progress is being made to continually raise awareness, get donations of time and labor, raise funds, […]

August Special Events at the Library

August Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) Bowl-a-Rama will be held on Thursday, August 3rd from 3:45 to 4:30 pm in the Children’s Dept. of the Oakland Public Library. A variety of bowling games will challenge Oakland children, ages 5 & up. Small prizes will be awarded. […]

A Man Called Ove

Fredrick Backman. A Man Called Ove. Henning Koch (Trans.). New York: Large Print Press, 2014. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald To most observers, Ove, the protagonist in Fredrick Backman’s novel, was a sarcastic, bullying, loud-mouthed boor—the community curmudgeon. He was grumpy because “people never gave him reason to see it […]

Dog Park: July 2017 Update

It hasn’t been too long since my last update, but I’d like to address several important developments and answer several questions that have come about. So instead of a mini-essay like I normally do, here’s a question and answer type formatted post that should help answer and explain what has […]

July at the Library

The Summer Outdoor Rock and Roll Concert on the Library Lawn will feature the RAVE ON! Band on Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. RAVE ON! is a band that features the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day,”, “Not Fade Away,” “Peggy […]