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Thrifting – A treasure hunt, no shovel needed

A recent wave of social media influencers have inspired a resurgence and enthusiasm for thrifting — the activity ...

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Connecting communities with typewriter ribbons

William Lee has been selling, repairing and restoring typewriters since 1973. He has traveled from his shop in ...

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Potato Candy – An old-fashioned favorite

This recipe holds a special place in my childhood holiday memories. My mother made it for me, and ...

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Being authentic, available during holidays

In December 2022 I wrote a column around what it is like for those struggling to feel joyful ...

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Becoming a grandmother – Another poultry adventure

On Nov. 13, I came home from a weekend trip to Mississippi and discovered that my rooster’s favorite ...

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Honoring the veterans we love

Veterans Day is a time when communities and families honor those who give their lives in service to ...

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Finding, working toward life’s purpose

Editor’s note: This article discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, don’t ...

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The small blue egg appears

American grilling enthusiast and entrepreneur Ed Fisher developed the Big Green Egg cooker and opened his first retail ...

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Good food, greetings nourish body, soul

Almost a year ago, an inaugural football coverage assignment found me traveling up Alabama Highway 97 to cover ...

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A poultry adventure – The gang’s all here

For the past few months, I have been working towards establishing a back-yard chicken coop. After constructing the ...

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