Category Archives: Independent News

The Golden Opportunity

“The Model A Car Model” story, which appeared on the Editorial Page of the Independent News was a major breakthrough for me. Truly, a golden opportunity. The Golden Opportunity By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 2001, a golden opportunity … Continue reading

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To Honor, Earl Hamner Jr.

Earl Hamner Jr. at a book signing for his book, “The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner.” To Honor, Earl Hamner Jr. By Richard Mabey Jr. There is a certain ache, a sense of mourning, a feeling of loss that … Continue reading

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A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene

It was an honor to write this article about Art Smith’s miniature canal scene, over 15 years ago. I remember how proud Art was of it. A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene By Richard Mabey Jr. It … Continue reading

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Reflections of My Days of Teaching

From July 23rd of 1998, an essay that I wrote for the Independent News. Reflections of My Days of Teaching By Richard Mabey Jr. In June of 1990, I was 36 years old. I was working in the public relations … Continue reading

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The Green Book

This is the Independent News front page story that I wrote about Lincoln Park’s famous “green book.” The Green Book By Richard Mabey Jr. In every small town in America, there are legends that are bigger than life. There are … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Old Independent News

When I was a young man, I wrote for the famous Independent News. Often I would write my articles in the old historical museum in Lincoln Park. Reflections of the Old Independent News By Richard Mabey Jr. For well over … Continue reading

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