Talk of the Town

By: Martha Woodward

Young-Williams Animal Center has found homes for 2,916 animals this year.



Congratulations to Ye Old Steak House for 45 years of service. Ye Old Steak House is considered one of the best places in this area to eat  tender, mouth-watering meat. Bunt and Helen King started the restaurant on Chapman Highway in 1968. Siblings Cheryl Wilson, Nancy Ayres and David King grew up working every job needed. Although the building suffered fire damage in 2002 and it looked like they were done for, they were able to reopen after extensive repairs, like Phoenix rising from the ashes in 2004. They are well on their way to the next 45 years as their food continues to delight their faithful customers.



Turns out the so-called frenzy for cronuts is mostly media hype. In case you have not heard a cronut is a cross between a crossiant and a donut. Supposedly, people in New York City are lining up to buy one. Well, just another case of NYC thinking it rules the world. Many, many people who have tried the cronut say that it is nothing special, but is kind of dry and way too large. If you stop and think about it, a crossiant is rather dry, so how would that add to the flavor of a donut?

Never let the media get in your way of the truth. Sounds like an ad agency worked up a fake line and tried to pass off a non-event as a big fad. Sad, no fad, bad ad man.


Congratulations to my daughter Toni Erin Penery, 31, who is graduating on Aug. 17 with a Master of Acupuncture degree, from the Academy of the Five Elements of Acupuncture in Gainesville, Fla. Her class is the 28th class to complete requirements from this school. The degree program took her three years to complete and she has worked extremely hard during that time. I am a proud mom as anyone would be to have such a great daughter.


The file elements are wood, fire, metal, water and earth. Acupuncture is based on Taoism which teaches that people need to live in harmony with nature and with each other. Acupuncture is not a religion. According to WebMD, “Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.

Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence chi and help it flow back into balance.


Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow.”

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