An Uncommon Bond

April 1, 2015

Caregiver Shuree Sleeper has been a bright spot in the life of 96-year-old baseball Hall of Famer Robert “Bobby” Doerr for nearly a half century Story and photos by David LaBelle

“Good morning, Bob,” Shuree Sleeper shouts, greeting the oldest living member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

“Oh, hi honey,” responds 96-year-old Robert “Bobby” Doerr, running a hand over his scalp. “How’s my hair?”

“You look good!” Shuree shouts again.

“Well, OK,” he says, fixing his aqua blue eyes on the rust-haired woman he has known for nearly a half century.

Shuree is a …

A Cycling Haven in the Hills

April 1, 2015

Coastal Mountain Sport Haus inspired by trip to Northern Italy By Victoria Hampton Bassano Del Grappa in Northern Italy isknown for its …

Fishing With a Purpose

April 1, 2015

Let’s face it, most of us will never catch a record-breaking fish. We have a better chance of winning the …

The Bobby Doerr Story

April 1, 2015

Bobby Doerr has embraced five great loves in his life: family, faith, friends, fishing and baseball. He graduated from Freemont High …

Savory Oatmeal with Soft-Cooked Egg and Bacon

  ½ cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked Pinch sea salt 1 teaspoon cooking oil (or ½-second spray) 1 large egg 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded 1 slice bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons green onion, sliced Salt and pepper, optional Combine the milk, oats and salt. Cook …

Apple-Cinnamon Whole-Grain Pancake Muffins

  Oil spray 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or white whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¾ cup low-fat milk 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons real maple syrup or honey ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, or canola oil 1 medium …

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