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The Kitchen puts family meals back on the menu with gourmet take-out
Between picking up the kids from school, taking them to ball practice and then helping with homework, preparing a homemade supper hardly seems like an option. Family meals aren’t easy to come by, b...
Dec 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's Your Line?
When my children were small we accumulated a collection of baby-Jesus-in-themanger owing to a frequent need to start a complete Holy Night scene.  The cattle shed soon became crowded.  Shepherds ab...
Dec 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coin toss determines ‘Ponderings’
I flipped a quarter this week to determine the subject matter to Ponder. I had choices. I was downtown all day Saturday for the Christmas Festival. I had an amazingly great time. If you were not in...
Dec 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Florida’s weed is Cenla’s winter treasure
This beautiful tree is blooming in my yard right now. I can never get enough of its beautiful yellow flowers. In the Cassia/ Senna family there are over 500 species, so there is plenty to choose fr...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Best buys for guys: Clueless girl’s guide to what he really wants for Christmas
Manager of new business Cypress Knee Outdoors Adam McDonald holds a Jackal Crossbow by Barnett. The combo deal is the store’s best-selling item. It comes ready to shoot with a quiver, three arrows ...
Dec 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Santa Claus House: One boy’s wish made thousands of dreams come true
The Santa Claus House, a downtown fixture for over 50 years, started with a young boy's unanswered wish to meet St. Nicolas. Sadie Maggio Dark says the story began when her late sister's son, Barry...
Dec 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A puppy for Christmas is ‘self-inflicted’ pain
We did the dumbest thing in the history of dumb things. We own two female chocolate Labs. They are old and slow moving. I have one that will get out of the house and run away. She runs for four hou...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's Your Line?
Dec. 7, 1941. A day forever burned in the hearts and minds of Americans from every corner of this country. For my father, it must have been a day from the depths of hell itself as he and his fellow...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beloved Front Street cat passes away
J. Michael Kenny's beloved 14-year old cat, Princess, died of kidney failure Monday night. The iconic feline regularly decorated the window display in Kenny's quaint downtown shop, The Book Merchan...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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What will you do with leaves?
Last week I told you about why the leaves are so beautiful and colorful this year. But they do not stay beautiful (at least visually) for long. Soon they will drop from the branches and end up on y...
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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