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Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Lilac bushes

For the past 2 years our lilac bushes have failed to bloom. Last year not even a bud. This year a few of the bushes got buds and only two little flowers opened up. I would like some blossoms ...


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Sherida Warner

Top quilts tantalize eye of the beholder

This week, I’m sharing a few quilts that won top awards at the 2010 World of Beauty judged show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. These were among a display of category ...


Gary McCallister

Scientific inquiry: A waste of time or the ultimate reality show?

Ben Franklin just had too much time on his hands. I mean, who goes out in the evening and pours a quarter-cup of oil on a pond to see if the oil will calm the wind-chopped water? If he were to ...


Tess Furey

Thirsty? Try a specialty mixed drink from Bin 707

I did a stint as a bartender. The fluidity of motions and the mental dexterity used to remember dozens of orders and ingredients made the job quite interesting. I was just out of college, in ...


Rock Cesario

Studio musicians played major roles in history of great rock

You may have heard a lot about the Funk Brothers, the legendary group of Motown studio musicians who played on classic songs “My Girl,” “I Heard it through the ...


Dixie Burmeister

Slaw: Best of summer

Potato salad lovers may claim potato salad is “the No. 1 outdoor summer salad,” but is there any salad that seems to complement barbecues, picnics and any form of outdoor eating ...


Dennis Hill

Homegrown: Shasta daisies

Two years ago, I put out 97 Shasta daisies along my drive. The first year I lost about 30, replaced them and last winter lost all of the replacements, including some of the established plants. ...


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Sherida Warner

Sisters of the cloth wear feelings on their sleeves

When fellow quilter Mary Biesecker told me “it’s better to have friends than material things,” I knew what she meant. But I had to smile to myself at her use of the word, ...


Tammy Gemaehlich

Your Town, July 3, 2011

America’s celebrating her 235th birthday on Monday, and you’re invited to the party. Please, no cards or gifts — just a heavy dose of patriotism and flag raising will do the ...


Gary McCallister

Humans alone declare independence from physical laws

Science is the study of the material world. The material world works according to a series of physical laws. These laws seem to be universal throughout time. The laws also seem to apply ...


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