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Sherida Warner

Invention of sewing machine a quilter’s dream

I’m thankful I was born in the 20th century, well after sewing machines went into mass production. They’ve come a long way from hand cranks and treadles to electronic and ...


Gary McCallister

Scientific exploration reveals the hole truth

Much of science involves counting things. So why is it that accountants are called ac-count-ants and scientists are not? I think if I had it to do it over again, I might be an accountant ...


Rock Cesario

Oops. I didn’t mean to omit Bolin from guitarists’ list

One guitarist I inadvertently left off of my list of top 10 guitar players seen live is the late great Tommy Bolin. No excuses. I just forgot. If I hadn’t, he would have been on the ...


Tess Furey

Invitation to view Easter egg decorators work their magic at Enstrom Candies merits early mention

It’s so irritating when retailers and advertisers trot out the next holiday promotion months before the actual day. Who wants to see Valentine’s Day gifts right after Christmas? Or ...


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Kathy Jordan

Fruita first to get safe drinking water

Today when there is a news story reporting on Third World countries not having safe domestic water, it is difficult to imagine. However, that is the way it was here in the Grand Valley in the ...


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Dave Buchanan

Romagna winemakers aim for Tuscan quality

FAENZA, Italy — The dense humidity pressing against your skin and the heavy clay soils clinging to your shoes are part of everyday life in the Romagna region of northern Italy. Separated ...


Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Organic vegetable garden, Part 1

I’m thinking I’d like to start an organic vegetable garden in my backyard. What do I need to do? — Scott You’ve asked a pretty big question. There are a variety of ...


Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, March 6, 2011

What I’m looking most forward to when we change clocks next weekend is having that extra hour of daylight — pinned like a tail on the donkey — at the end of the ...


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Sherida Warner

Fabric-on-demand firm flowers online

Kim Fraser likes to bake and sew. When she wanted new curtains for her home, the young wife and mother wished she could make them from fabric printed with her own design. Fraser voiced her ...


Gary McCallister

Failure beats inaction every time

Several years ago I attended a workshop at MIT to learn a computer programming language. On the first morning the crew of instructors spent at least an hour showing us examples of what could be ...


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