Lisa Bauer, 57, grew up in New Salem and moved to Pittsfield when she was 16. She graduated from Pittsfield High school and then married Bryan Bauer. They have two daughters, Brooke and Katie, and four grandchildren.
There was a time when I absolutely loved a good road trip. The longer the better. Nowadays? It's a considerable effort to drive to Wal-Mart. Which brings me to a conversation I recently had with an old friend of mine.
I know Mother's Day has come and gone, but please bear with me for some reflections. One of the three girls I have the pleasure of calling a daughter was able to celebrate her first Mother's Day as a part of what she termed "the club."
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is the closest thing there is to a household name in the world of competitive eating. Chestnut -- the Babe Ruth of the belly -- is an MLE superstar. For the uninitiated, MLE stands for Major League Eating.