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Minkin Music: The Ghost of Browder Ho...

by on 02/07/2013 - 03:38 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

It’s been 12 long years since Nashville’s Chelle Rose has released a record. What it took for her to make Ghost of Browder Holler was not just perseverance but a painstaking path fueled by an inner spirit that bleeds her story throughout the album. Browder Holler is deep within the soul of Chelle Rose’s Appalachia, located in the mountains where Rufus Morgan, a distant cousin on her Grannymom’s side of the family tree, hiked well into his nineties and called home.
Produced by the great Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, the twelve tracks begin like there is a storm on the horizon. It’s as if the sky is getting dark and the winds are kicking up a ...

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by on 08/17/2012 - 04:59 pm
Categories: Home, Smart Living

By Tom Dayton
Fertilizer for summer flowers, whether in pots, hanging baskets or in the ground, is extremely crucial to keep them growing, blooming and vibrant.
The product Sweet Peet works wonders as a soil conditioner when used as a one-inch thick layer of mulch or mixed into the flowerbeds as it feeds the plants with slow-release nitrogen as well as conditioning the soil to the likes of fluffy chocolate cake. Sweet Peet works great for veggies, too.
On the other hand, bark mulches tend to rob the soil of nitrogen, making flowers look sluggish and tired.
Another fertilizer to utilize in pots and in the ground is Osmocote 18-6-12 or 14-14-14. It will feed ...

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Rise Above

by on 05/17/2012 - 02:41 pm
Category: Smart Living

BY: Michael Brady
My daughter and I have recently returned from a 22-day trek to the Basecamp at Mount Everest in Nepal. It was a fascinating and eye-opening experience for us both to be exposed to the other side of the world. It was also the most physically and mentally challenging endeavor either of us has ever attempted. Needless to say, we both completed the trek and took in the view at Basecamp, which sits at an altitude of 18,000 ft.
There are a few observations and lessons that we learned along the way. The first is that we are so very thankful to be back in the United States. If you have never traveled internationally, you should. It is one of the best ways ...

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Rescue Tales! from Tracking Lucky Dog...

by on 05/17/2012 - 04:43 pm
Category: Community

By Karin Shulin
Burton was found as a stray and is about 12-18 months old. He is currently in boarding and needs a foster or forever home. He is learning to be obedient with one of our trainers and is learning many commands, such as sit, down, stay, leave it, heal, out, off, come and, the most important, kisses.
He is such a gentleman. He lets his human go first through doors and up and down stairs. He waits to be asked before getting up on furniture.
Burton is being professionally trained and goes for “pack walks” twice a week where he is socialized with other dogs and people.
He’s learning to focus and obey commands despite distractions ...

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Rescue Tales! from One of a Kind Pet ...

by on 05/17/2012 - 04:36 pm
Category: Community

By Georjette Thomas
For most of us our greatest fear is the loss of a beloved family member or dear friend. The idea of living our lives without them feels unfathomable. The footprints they leave on our world, and on our hearts, will never be erased. Though some may find it hard to believe, the loss of a much loved companion pet can have the same affect on us, and losing us results in a deep depression for them, too.
Sweet Alphie is experiencing the deepest loss ever. Imagine being adopted as a tiny pup and taken in by a family to live securely for the rest of your life. Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?
But Alphie was surrendered to a shelter because the f ...

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The Secret of Edamame

by on 05/17/2012 - 11:16 am
Categories: Food, Health & Beauty

By Shana Trepal
Keeping up with a growing restaurant has been fun but challenging. I have, however, missed writing for Mimi as my customers often visit my café excited by the new information they’ve received from my articles and anxious to try a new food from something I have written about.
Edamame beans are something that have intrigued me for a long time as they have shown their little green faces on many a Chinese or Japanese menu. And in case you’re new to this word, it’s pronounced Ed-[a’]-mommy. As in, “Ed is now a mommy!”
Edamame, a green vegetable also known as a soybean, is an ideal food for Treehuggers as it enab ...

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You Can Run, Walk,--and Play

by on 05/17/2012 - 11:09 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca
More people than ever before are discovering the many benefits of running. From trail runs, to 10Ks and marathons, anyone who runs will tell you they love the sense of accomplishment, increased physical fitness and stress relief it provides.
My sister is one of these avid runners. She has competed in everything from marathons to half-ironman competitions. She loves it. But, as a hmm hmm-something-year-old woman, she’s also prone to occasional “tweaks” and joint stresses brought on by her physical activity. After all, the worst thing that can happen when you love to run, walk, climb or play is to be forced to stop because of a “tweak ...

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Don't Get Stung!

by on 05/11/2012 - 03:35 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Gary Jones
Nothing shuts down the fun of an outdoor activity like someone getting stung by a wasp or yellow jacket. And this spring, we’re already seeing plenty of nests in, on, and around homes.
The best way to protect your family is by preventing stinging insects from nesting near you. And the best way to do that is with a structural power spray. This is not the same thing as a pressure wash.
At Friedler, we spray your house with different types of products designed to kill insects and prevent them from nesting. We outline the entire structure with spray, including peaks, eaves, windows, soffits, shutters, corner posts, doorways, handrails, and wherever ...

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Improving Your Golf Swing

by on 05/09/2012 - 11:47 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Natalie Rumbaugh
You’re standing over an easy three-foot putt on the 18th green, and all you can think about is that sharp twinge in your lower back, that pesky crick in your neck, and the growing tension in your shoulders, which cause you to have a death grip on your putter. How did this happen? Didn’t you take up this game to relax?
Golfers routinely report pain in their necks, shoulders, elbows, lower backs and hips. Not only can these injuries surface from weak muscles, but poor technique and body mechanics can also wreak havoc on golfers. The golf swing, requiring great rotation and compression, asks for the entire body’s cooperation. If not execut ...

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