RURAL REFLECTIONS Vacation?
A few years ago, a new form of vacation became fashionable; it was
called the stay-cation. This was a vacation which you were supposed
to perform in your own immediate area-maybe your own backyard. In... Posted on 6/15/13 at 7:29 AM
STAFF BLOG EVERYDAY GOURMET Crispy Smashed Horseradish and Blue Cheese Red Potatoes
Warning, you will want to make a lot of these, because you wont be able to stop at just one. These Crispy Smashed Horesradish and Blue Cheese Red Potatoesare fun for the kids to help with too,... Posted on 6/12/13 at 11:29 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Flag Day - June 14
In memory of the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States, the president proclaims June 14 as Flag Day every year. Am... Posted on 6/10/13 at 2:15 PM
ARLENE COCO'S PRAIRIE KITCHEN Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover
Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It's a perfect way to celebrate St... Posted on 3/14/13 at 1:58 PM
SHOOTIN' THE WIT A More Colorful Kind of Love
Its Valentines Day again and Im still wondering whether well ever do away with this silly holiday.
As I've ranted about in previous blogs, this day forces men to show their love in the form of a $100... Posted on 2/13/13 at 3:11 PM
Each December, a sleepy one-man post office in rural Indiana roars to life as thousands of holiday greeting cards arrive from around the world, each seeking the outpost's unique red-inked imprint that pays homage to the hamlet's biblical name.
Today across the U.S., Americans by the millions will give thanks for their blessings. But here’s one blessing that’s likely to be overlooked:
Give thanks for the challenges that you’ve had to overcome — and for the many more that await you in the months and years ahead.
The North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners will not discipline a practicing abortion doctor whose medical license expired. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported the board decided Friday not to pursue disciplinary action against Lori Thorndike, who practices at the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo.
Holiday shopping held steady through the weekend after retailers saw a huge crowd of bargain shoppers buying discounted flat-panel TVs and fleece jackets on Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving Day shopping spree.
This is National Punctuation Day. So I hope you are paying attention to your commas, semicolons and ellipsis. This is one of those zany holidays that people think up to promote a cause. Most of them I just ignore. But the idea of Punctuation Day appeals to me. It is the brainchild of Jeff Rubin, a former newspaperman, who comes up with more gimmicks for the day each year.
Lack of bucks means less bang this July Fourth for many cash-strapped cities. Fireworks shows are being canceled or scaled back, mostly in small and midsize cities, as municipalities’ tax revenue dries up with the slowing economy and falling home prices.
“To hell with the recession! Let’s dance!” shouted a leprechaun-dressed street entertainer. As many as half a million Irish natives, immigrants and tourists jammed into Dublin’s city center Tuesday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a boisterous national holiday that has been darkened this year by recession and violence.
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