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  • CATHIE CAMPBELL

    Fun foods are popping out during the holiday season

    It's December, there’s a chill in the air and leaves are falling. This time of year finds me busy in the kitchen, baking and cooking holiday goodies to stash in the freezer until Christmas. My Italian Nana spent weeks preparing breads, cookies and candies every year, and she gave the most...

  • T.R. WILLIAMS

    Oh Holy Night

    The best days of our existence aren’t necessarily the richest, nor picture perfect even. This I learned early. Such lessons, though difficult to comprehend, molded me into the person I am. Profoundly carving me, setting unspoken precedence for life experiences to follow.

  • T.R. WILLIAMS

    Oh Holy Night

    The best days of our existence aren’t necessarily the richest, nor picture perfect even. This I learned early. Such lessons, though difficult to comprehend, molded me into the person I am. Profoundly carving me, setting unspoken precedence for life experiences to follow.

  • ALAN CHEAH

    Fifty shades of racism

    Discussing racism is a taboo in America. In our own families, we all have something we just don’t talk about for various reasons – embarrassment, shame, pain, guilt, etc. Why is it any different as a nation? Our history books are rife with American exceptionalism but bereft of the ...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Time for giving

    Next Wednesday (Dec. 24) at sunset will begin the real Twelve Days of Christmas. The 12 days refers to the Christian season of Christmas that will extend 12 days to the Night of the Epiphany in January.

  • CATHIE CAMPBELL

    Holiday breads to give or keep

    In my family, Christmas and Easter were (are) the two most traditional times of the year when we love to make holiday breads. They smell great while baking, the warmth of the kitchen adds to the cozy feeling, and of course the flavor of a fresh-baked bread, maybe along with a cup of tea, coffee ...

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    “Lilyhammer”

    The dog gets it first.

  • T.R. WILLIAMS

    Eternally grateful

    I find it difficult to imagine still, even after 13 long years, that our ever dwindling family recently offered thanks around a feast filled table. We will rejoice the birth of our Savior in two weeks, and soon after that will celebrate the arrival of yet another newly dawned year minus the presence...

  • CATHIE CAMPBELL

    Some holiday go-alongs

    Christmas is coming, and that's not news for any of us, but it's never too soon to start planning your festive meal. For me, coming up with main dish ideas is a lot easier than it is with side dishes. That might be because there are a lot more options for sides, and I have a harder time choosing...

  • ALAN CHEAH

    Understanding Ferguson

    Of course Darren Wilson is innocent. As he said, he did his job and acted accordingly. He feared for his life. In 1991, Rodney King was severely beaten by four officers with 20 others standing by and watching. Three officers stated that they feared for their lives. Rodney King was a very large man...

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