We Remember Those Who Have Passed

We Remember Those Who Have Passed

Jack Leroy BabcockBERLIN – Jack Leroy Babcock, age 78, died on Monday, December 17, 2007. Born in Rice Lake, Wis. he was the son of the late George Babcock. He is survived by his mother, Alyce Phillipson Bacock of Rice Lake, Wis.; two sons, Stephen L. Babcock and his wife Yvonne of Berlin and Thomas… Read more »

My Thoughts

My Thoughts

For as long as Insider can remember, he has been playing a game with himself first thing in the morning. It has a little something to do with the temperature outside and a lot to do with guessing. The old guy likes to roll around in the morning and while he’s slowly waking up he… Read more »

Defined Benefit Plans Reconsidered

Defined Benefit Plans Reconsidered

BERLIN – If you think defined benefit plans are only for big businesses, take another look. An increasing number of small and midsize businesses are considering these plans as an alternative to the 401(k) or other more conventional retirement savings tools — although under current regulations, they can also be used very well in conjunction… Read more »

“Counting the Christmas Miracles”

“Counting the Christmas Miracles”

We get the call every single night.Each night, my mother in law calls our house, giving us constant updates on the 8’s (just like the Weather Channel) to let us know what Christmas movie is going to be playing on television. These calls have been coming since Thanksgiving, and thanks to the ABC family station,… Read more »

A Week In Business

A Week In Business

Women Honored At DinnerOCEAN CITY – Approximately 250 people gathered in the Crystal Ballroom of the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel for the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) Holiday Dinner Meeting on Dec. 13.The main attraction of the evening was a tribute to the “Steel Magnolias”, a name given to the women who started the hospitality… Read more »

Thing We Like

Thing We Like

A nice chardonnay in a Waterford Crystal glass A 101-degree hot tub on a 50-degree evening Candles, candles and more candles, all lit Spotless clean kitchen counters Sleeping with the heat on and windows open An empty trash can after the trash truck comes on Thursday Chicken noodle soup from the Minit Market Ordering a… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

A house nicely decorated for Christmas Driving by The Bonfire during the holidays Getting rid of a load of junk at the dump Hearing a howling wind from bed on a cold night My dogs lining up at the door first thing in the morning Wind chimes doing their thing off in the distance Jimmy… Read more »

What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldn’t it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend?TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday “gift” from influential… Read more »