Tai Chi Classes will begin August 13th 2018!
Library News for August 15
The Art Circle Public Library is proud to present for the first time the Grandview Mountain Pickers in the Cumberland Meeting Room at noon on August 22. This talented young group of siblings will wow you with their selection of bluegrass favorites. Come and stomp to your hearts content.
August 17 2018 – Friday
August 18 2018 – Saturday
August 20 2018 – Monday
August 21 2018 – Tuesday
August 22 2018 – Wednesday
Great New Books
Everything Trump Touches Dies by Rick Wilson
Scalpel in hand, a conservative strategist dissects Trumpism, the Washington, D.C. swamp, and the new GOP. The autopsy report isn’t pretty. Wilson’s insider take is hilarious, smartly written, and usually spot-on.
Tailspin by Sandra Brown
Early in this suspenseful romantic thriller, “freight dog” pilot Rye Mallett agrees to fly a small plane in foggy weather into a remote area of northern Georgia to deliver a black box which some people are willing to kill for. The adventure unfolds as a laser beam causes the plane to crash. Brown’s many fans will be pleased.
The Money Shot by Stuart Woods
Blackmail drives bestseller Woods and Edgar-finalist Hall’s exciting second novel starring former CIA agent Teddy Faye. Teddy is working as a stunt man on an action film and sets out to identify and take out those behind the scheme. The authors slyly upset the readers’ expectations in a number of scenes. A tight plot, distinctive villains, and a neat resolution make this a winner.
The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen
This book by this Danish writer is set in America. Democratic senator Bruce Jansen is elected president. When Jansen’s wife is assassinated, Jansen cracks down hard. Congress is shut down. Undocumented immigrants are deported, borders are closed, and the press is censored. This nightmarish portrait reveals how easily democracy can slide into autocracy, scaring the apathy out of readers.
Because of age-related changes to the eyes and diseases such as cataracts, diabetes or glaucoma, older people are susceptible to problems with night vision. First, talk to your optometrist about night-driving glasses even if you don’t wear glasses during the day. If you’re getting new glasses, consider an antireflective coating to help reduce glare. If you are having cataract surgery, ask about getting an aspheric intraocular lens, which improves contrast sensitivity-though it’s not covered by Medicare or insurance. When you are driving at night-make sure that your headlights, windows and mirrors are clean, use your window defoggers in bad weather, slow your speed, and turn on your high beams more often.
Stingy Schobel Says
Fees to watch out for when buying a home, especially with mortgage rates at a seven-year high: Lender fees include appraisal, credit report and processing charges. You may also be charged flood certification, tax service and other fees-ask what they actually pay for and if any can be eliminated or reduced. Escrow fees pay the agent who takes in money, disburses it and records paperwork. Title fees pay to make sure that your home has no ownership issues-but other fees may be included which can possibly be reduced or eliminated. Government fees are transfer fees which can vary widely. Real estate fees may include pest, home, well and septic inspections, soil reports and other services and are paid by the buyer or seller. Transaction coordination fee pays for someone to handle all the real estate paperwork and usually is not negotiable, but you can ask your real estate agent to pay it.
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to ‘Honor thy father and thy mother,’ she asked, ‘Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?’
Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, ‘Thou shall not kill..’
Friday, July 27, 2018