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Lincoln library should be included in top city services

Lincolnites, With the long weekend at the library, the book drops were sure to fill up and overflow so there was an opportunity to help keep the drops working by pulling out t ...

The long road to Lincoln, Part three: the Flemings reach California

Albert Fleming’s father, Samuel Fleming, and his two uncles, were true 49ers. After they reached the Gold Country, they branched out across the region to try their luck ...

The long road to Lincoln, Part two: Mormons and 49ers

Although the Flemings were not Mormon, Samuel’s wife, Ann, had a brother who was Mormon. Their Mormon niece worked as a waitress in the Fleming Tavern. The Mormon settlement ...

Poets Club members have a lot to say

What is it with the Poets Club of Lincoln members? They quietly work hard on their writings and, almost as quietly, regularly meet to share those writings. The 100-plus memb ...

The “She Wolf of London” comes to Lincoln: Part one

I was a little scared. No. I was really scared. Usually I didn’t walk home alone at night from the theater, just one block away. Usually my older brother was on duty, bare ...

Mother Goose on the Loose a successful program

Thank you so much for the great article by Allie Schwartz and photos by Carol Percy about the "Mother Goose on the Loose" program at the Lincoln Library (front page and A ...

Mother Goose on the Loose – The Most Successful Program at the Library

Betty Gordon, Lincoln resident of 14 years and active member of The Friends of the Lincoln Library, is a big part of making the Mother Goose on the Loose program possible at the Li ...

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 ...