Tag: Column 1

Column 1: Awesome

Column 1: Awesome

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist AWESOME is one term to express the efforts of the Martinez Education Foundation for the past three decades, since 1985, when it provided $1,000 for computer software/printer, the first grant by the MEF. This year’s grant program of $165,193 brings the total of aid to teachers and classrooms […]

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Column 1: Had a pay check??

Column 1: Had a pay check??

| January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

HAD A PAY CHECK?? If, no, you may be one of the 800,000 federal employees or contractors who are right now missing their second check!! It has been all over the news big time in the past two weeks. But, are you one who is missing a second check? Are you digging into any savings […]

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Column 1: So it’s 2019!

Column 1: So it’s 2019!

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist SO, IT’S 2019! Yippeeee! Now, what’s going to happen next? We’ve hooted and hollered, blown horns, fired off some fireworks, tilted the champagne glasses, toasted each other, grabbed someone nearby for a kiss, and sang the song associated with New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Syne, I think, although […]

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Column 1: Today is it!!!

Column 1: Today is it!!!

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist TODAY IS IT!!! If the shopping is not done for all those family, relatives or friends, and Fido, the crunch is really on. Tomorrow, the 24th, will be available for those ‘last minute items’ (which people really don’t need, but we must get them SOMETHING!). But the pick’ins […]

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Column 1: Oh boy!!

Column 1: Oh boy!!

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist OH BOY!! Noticed the weather is getting cooler? Each morning there now appears to be some ‘dampness’ on the decks and walkways at our place. We’ve noticed it, but have not mentioned it to anyone. Why? Because, if we should slip, use the wrong words and find ourselves in […]

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Column 1: “Papa Bush”

Column 1: “Papa Bush”

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “PAPA BUSH”, was a world class statesman who made us all proud that he was OUR President, the admired ‘leader of the free world’ who was respected by all who knew him. A personality not seen enough in this world of tension and chaos and strife. He was […]

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Column 1: Thanks for what?

Column 1: Thanks for what?

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist THANKS FOR WHAT?!?! With the Thanksgiving holiday now behind us, we can imagine how many people near us in California, and those in the Southwest, Midwest and East Coast probably have had to ask the question, “Thanks for what?!?! Not hard to understand with the horrific storms ‘back […]

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Column 1: Veterans Day

Column 1: Veterans Day

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist VETERANS DAY (Armistice Day) was nicely observed in our community this past week. As was pointed out at services and in the press, this was Armistice Day, initially observing the end of World War One, “the war to end all wars”, on that November 11, 1918 day. How […]

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Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHILE THE NATION scanned the results from Senate and House races, along with statewide races, our community was waking up to local results, the most surprising for many being the apparent upset of Councilmember Debbie McKillop by John Stevens, a political newcomer. The difference in the tally of […]

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Column 1: Despite everything

Column 1: Despite everything

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “DESPITE EVERYTHING, I believe that people are really good at heart.” These words from someone in history. A young woman known to the world as Anne Frank. A young woman of World War Two history who became an international heroine and literary figure. The quote of the day […]

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