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Cavanaugh: Dream home to house from hell

I wrote this some time ago. With so many folks in the same boat as I was in those early days of my adulthood, I thought you might get a chuckle from my young eager mistakes:

July 19, 2014 | Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Cavanaugh: Adventures in Elizabeth City

One of the advantages of being an older baby boomer is that your mind can easily wander back to days of your youth and every detail of those experiences can be seen as clearly as if you were still that age.

July 12, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Short-lived service with Uncle Sam

With trouble brewing big time in the Middle East again, it got me thinking of a time when we had similar issues in Asia.

June 28, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


The Miracle of Mary

For those of us of the baby boomer age, the truth is that we've had the opportunity to be a part of a lot of positive changes in this world. I am sure that most of us can look back and say that we have really enjoyed our lives.

June 21, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | OPINION


Father’s Day for father figures

One of the issues facing you if you're a baby boomer is something that pills and exercise won't help. If your parents are still alive, they're still 18-plus years older than you.

June 14, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


15 minutes of fame with no O.J.

I read someplace that everyone at one time or another has his or her 15 minutes of fame. I don't know if that is true or not but I did have a moment in the national spotlight once and of all the good things that I have ever done which could have brought that famous 15 minutes into my life, I earned mine for just having fun.

June 07, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


Catholic school days remembered

With graduation just a few days behind us, it brought my own days in school to mind.

May 31, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists


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Thoughts on St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, in this country and in our community we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated throughout the land with parades and merriment and music.

Celebrating this day is the right thing to do in this country because there is not a race of people who have contributed more to the might and culture of America than the Irish.

March 15, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | OPINION


Newton Medical Golf Tournament Pictures

October 20, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Covington


Cars for a cause

Under the hood: The square was alive with nostalgia and the sounds of the Golden oldies as local folks came out to admire the antique cars on display last Sunday. The Covington Rotary sponsored the event, and raised over $13,500 for the benefit of the Miracle Field, according to Rotary Chairman Lanier Sims.

October 11, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | LOCAL


Kissing the Blarney Stone : The silent majority speaks up

This past weekend good friends Mike and Sherry Scott and my wife Molly and I took a little trip into history.

September 16, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


I went cold turkey on O.J. coverage

The death or kidnapping of a young person is never something a decent person should ever take for granted.

May 20, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Children of Eden musical good for the whole family

It still amazes me that in our area there is a community theater that is as spacious and well run as any professional theater in a major city. Social Circle is the home of this special theater. It's homey and comfortable. It's called, of course, the Social Circle Theater.

This past Sunday my wife Molly and I went to the theater to see a special play called "Children of Eden," written by Stephen Swartz the creator of "Wicked" and "Godspell." I have to admit that I didn't quite know what to expect in a two-act play that ...

April 22, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Movie Reviews


Celebrating Boys and Girls Clubs

This week, March 22-28, we celebrate Boys and Girls Club week. We have a strong and growing Boys and Girls club located in Social Circle. The club also provides services for Newton County children as well. Honoring the good work of Boys and Girls clubs this week brings back some special memories for me.

March 22, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Celebrating the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, in this country and in our community we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated throughout the land with parades and merriment and music.

March 14, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Wild weather dampens papers, spirits

I know we need the rain and everyone is grateful for the recent heavy rains including me, but the cold I'm not so sure of.

I can't help remembering my old circulation days and the havoc that rain caused the carriers.

January 05, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | OPINION


Musical torture

Recently some rock bands and other songwriters said they were outraged by the government's use of their songs for "musical torture" of terrorism suspects.

December 27, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


Strange world

Some folks would tell you that they think the world has turned upside down. The following two items might have you believing the same as them.

December 27, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


A Christmas cruise from hell

One year the kids were all gone, and Molly's mother talked us into going on a cruise, so we booked one from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta with stops at other famous Mexican resort destinations. I could say this cruise was really the cruise from the deepest parts of hell, but believe me that would not even touch how bad it really was. At first I was excited to go. I was ready for a week of some Coronas and scenery watching.

December 22, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Christmas traditions from me to you

I have always loved Christmas and its traditions; even as I have grown older, I find that really deep in my heart I still believe in Santa Claus and the spirit of the whole season, and I just can't wait until I see the "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" re-runs at this time of year.

December 20, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


My first date

I was scooting about town the other day and listening to one of the "oldies" stations, when the song "Moon River" played, which got me reminiscing about my first date.

December 07, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


Making amends

Recently I revived some columns I wrote when I was in Arizona working with Hospice. If you are interested they run in the community section of our Web site covnews.com.

November 12, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | News Columnists


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