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Marking the Changing Life Seasons December 31st, 2014 by Dave LaBelle

Because many of you reading this column likely have been on this earth five or six decades, you probably remember pre-Internet scenes, such as when you were a kid and your parents would make a new pencil mark in a...


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Make the Outdoors a Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions December 31st, 2014 by Curtis Condon

Here we are again at the start of a new year. Time to give some thought to what we want to accomplish in 2015. Don’t forget to add one or two outdoor resolutions to your New Year’s list. Maybe you...


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The Healing Power of Art December 31st, 2014 by Sharon Naylor

By Sharon Naylor As we age, we accumulate a lot of “dust” in the form of stress, aches and pains, memory loss, grief and any number of unpleasant aspects of time’s passing. Art can be a cleansing hobby that heals...


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A B&B With a Mission December 31st, 2014 by Victoria Hampton

The Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn caters to clients who want more than the usual B&B experience By Victoria Hampton  Pendleton appears to be just like any other mule: jack rabbit ears and a lackadaisical demeanor. His brown coat glistens,...


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Start Them Young December 31st, 2014 by Sharon Naylor

Eating healthy foods is important for growing bodies By Sharon Naylor The trends are alarming. The number of overweight children 6 to 11 years old has more than doubled in the past 32 years, rising from 6.5 percent in 1980...


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Cort Family Plum Pudding Recipe December 3rd, 2014 by Duy Mai

  Cort Family Plum Pudding Recipe 1¼ cups moist sugar (brown sugar) 8 ounces finely chopped suet (substitute 2 sticks margarine or butter) 1 1/3 cups sultanas cleaned (substitute raisins) 1 1/3 cups currants ½ cup shredded orange candied peel...


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Home for the Holidays December 1st, 2014 by Duy Mai

A few years ago, I met a man as I hurried to catch the bus to the airport terminal. He was an older man, giddy with excitement, and he could not contain his enthusiasm. As he ran toward the bus,...


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Celebrating Holiday Heritage December 1st, 2014 by Victoria Hampton

Families share traditions through the generations By Victoria Hampton The warm, fragrant smell of plum pudding steaming on the stove is an English hallmark passed down to sisters Susan Cort Johnson and Jennifer Hinrichsen of Westwood and Sacramento, California, respectively,...


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Six Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts December 1st, 2014 by Curtis Condon

VMC Spinshot hooks, www.vmchooks.com. According to an old saying, there are two types of fishermen: Those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. Tackle manufacturer VMC offers anglers in the latter category a better way to land...


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Tin-Can Trailer Art December 1st, 2014 by Debby Schoeningh

From modern mainstream to vintage Airstream By Debby Schoeningh Leaving the bright lights and bustling pace of New York for a small-town lifestyle, Corrine Vegter has found her nirvana—a place to perfect her artistic endeavors while enjoying the wide-open landscape of...