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Part two: more on fig leaves

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part column about figs. It includes some fun facts about figs and a poem written in 2000. See all of Jane Tahti’s columns at li ...

Part one –Fascinating figs

Editor’s note:  This is part one of a two-part column on figs. See all of Jane Tahti’s columns at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. As kids, we loved the neighborhood fig ...

Part two – Rocks have their own history

Editor’s note:  This is part two of a two-part series on the journey of Lincoln rocks. See all of Jane Tahti’s columns at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. My kitchen tab ...

Part one: how “Kitty” got to Lincoln The Australian wedding

This is part one of a five-part series on how Kitty Maitland Fleming arrived in Lincoln.  The family story begins in London and Glasgow, moves to Sydney, Australia, and r ...

Separate but equal

Separate. But equal. How odd. Such a small town. Such a small collection of children per grade level. And yet we were separated for eight years. And yet , for no apparent rea ...

It didn’t sound right

As a baby, he was lulled to sleep by trains rolling by, literally rocking him to sleep in the two-story yellow railroad depot. As a toddler, he heard the trains rumbling from just ...

A few feathered friends in Lincoln Part one

Editor’s note: Part one looks at unusual bird sightings in Lincoln. Part two looks at birds as Jane Tahti's pets. We were walking down the ranch road one morning when my ...

Black History Month - Don’t go near the water

 As kids, we were lucky to spend part of the summer in the tent house, and later, the little cabin at Lake Tahoe. It was there, on Sandy Beach and over on Ballard’s Pie ...

Mischief on F Street Part Two

 Part One ran in the Feb. 6 Lincoln New Messenger on page 8. It is also online at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. There are four parts to this series. One day, the police were call ...

Library to celebrate Dr Seuss Saturday

The Lincoln Twelve Bridges Library will hold a birthday party to celebrate Dr. Seuss, his life and his books on Saturday, March 8. The children’s author was born 110 years a ...