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“Breweriana” refers to collectible items related to brewing and breweries. These can include a wide range of items such as beer cans, bottles, coasters, signs, trays, tap handles, labels … more
Journalism is all about people. A brilliant friend of mine said that a few years ago. Two newspapers down and some years in the “business,” I’m still so outright impressed and … more
In 1977, I decided to go into business for myself. I started by renting a storefront in downtown Galena. It was during my time on Main Street in Galena that I met my future wife, Linda. We operated … more
Splendid and surefire, the ARC annual dinner had everything a good evening should from delicious food to great people. One of those fine folks, Kathy Bresnahan, or “Coach Brez”, honored … more
Oh, sure, our duo of intrepid Gazette correspondents could have witnessed the solar eclipse in Mexico, Canada or New England. But with The Totality (more on that later) occurring along a … more
Wonder is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.” I had that feeling … more
Montego Bay—the very name suggests beautiful beaches and Bob Marley-like Rastafarians singing reggae music as their dreadlocks sway. But in her memoir “How to Say Babylon,” Safiya … more
In a community brimming with historical significance, the latest act of generosity from the GalenaVeterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2665 stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of service and … more
Kudos to the Galena Public Library for initiating a competition to name a Galena Poet Laureate. This is one of those Great Big Ideas that Galena and Galenians—and, let it be said, the … more
I will never forget an article written in my college newspaper about Valentine’s Day. In the article, the writer, a man, argued that men need a Valentine’s Day, too, because if the … more
The Galena Gazette strongly supports the bond referendum for the Galena High School renovation and expansion project. Here are a few of the reasons why: Education and student development … more
In the past, I regularly used this space to write about the student-athletes in our area and how fortunate we are to be represented by these young men and women. I am now teaching just north of the … more
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