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The Thirsty Scholar: Gifts for the be...

by on 08/17/2012 - 12:18 pm
Category: Smart Living

by MattLasher The Thirsty Scholar 12/10/10
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Well if you’re shopping for a beer lover, here are a few suggestions (not including the
obvious but always welcomed gift of beer).
For the Beginner: A Beer Brewing Kit
• A great six-pack is always appreciated, but giving someone the ability to reproduce that same style— with a personal twist (and atafractionofthecost) — is priceless. Starter kits are available at any homebrew shop and typically cost anywhere from $60-100, depending on the quality of the equipment included.
For more information on brewing your own beer check out the free online edition of John Palmer’s&nbs ...

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Real Life Rescue Tales: Wendy and Winne

by on 12/10/2010 - 12:01 pm
Category: Community

There is nothing like the gift of friendship. Our friends come to us in many ways. Sometimes, it’s a mom or dad who becomes our best friend and that deepened bond grows into our heart’s greatest treasure.
There is no doubt that valued relationships are a blessing, and that it is our responsibility to nurture them.
Wendy and Winnie are a mother-daughter duo and a bonded pair. Their friendship is beautifully evident.
At two years of age, Wendy gave birth to a litter of kittens and enjoyed being a mother. One by one the kittens left the shelter to begin their new lives and experience the love of family.
With Winnie being the last kitten left, and because she was fort ...

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Minkin's Music: Best of 2010

by on 12/10/2010 - 11:57 am
Category: Arts & Entertainment

by JayMinkin 12/9/10
It’s time to present my “Best of 2010” musical selections. The year began with the band Reckless Kelly and the fantastic Somewhere in Time, which pays homage to their mentor, Pinto Bennett and The Famous Motel Cowboys. Next came a wave of leading ladies, including Patty Griffin’s Downtown Church album produced by Buddy Miller, the beautiful voice of Shelby Lynne and her Tears, Lies, and Alibis, the country rockin’ Miranda Lambert’s blistering Revolution, and the sweetheart of outlaw country Elizabeth Cook putting music to storytelling on Welder.
The boys also make a strong showing, including John Mellencamp and his rootsy ...

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