TREE Talk: Royal Empress Tree at center of a controversy While driving through a Chester County neighborhood recently I was surprised to see a tall tree, perhaps 30 feet high, covered in lavender bell-shaped blossoms.
I stopped, backed up and sat for several minutes gazing at the unusual sight. The person with me offered to ask the property owner, his neighbor, what kind of tree it was.
We have learned that it is called a Royal Empress or Princess Tree, Paulownia tomentosa. The name Paulownia w...
My Brain on NASCAR: Pardon Me, Mr. President? We don’t normally think of April as one of the more patriotic months of the year, but that is exactly what it has turned out to be. After twin explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon on April 15 claimed the lives of three people and injured hundreds more, we saw our fellow Americans — both first responders and bystanders on the street — band together to face yet another national tragedy.
So on April 16, the shiver of patriotism that ra...
Social Security Column: Identity theft — it’s no joke When the first of April comes, you may be on guard to protect yourself from an April Fool’s Day prank. But every day of the year, you should be wary of identity thieves.
Identity theft is no joking matter. Identity thieves victimize millions of people each year.
Identity thieves have some sly tricks to obtain your personal information. They do it by:
• Stealing wallets, purses, and your mail;
• Posing by phone or email as someone who ...