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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bits and Pieces from Garvin Land

At Home . . . My Sabrina cares for birds and animals more than she cares for most humans. She routinely visits animal stores and...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Island Fish Stew

The Happy Chef is on vacation this week but not so much so that she wasn't willing to phone in a great recipe she...

Taking One for the Team Came Easy for PH Player

Gary Wayne Fitzgerald, a senior second baseman for the Patrick Henry High School baseball team recently completed a record setting season.  While fellow infielder...

Lessons From The Apiary

I was 8 years old when the bees came. We picked them up at the post office. They were housed in a wooden and screen...

Disney-Pixar Elevates to New Heights with “Up”

I am a big fan of movies.  Sometimes it’s the story.  Sometimes it’s the artistry and photography.  Sometimes it’s that I can relate to a...

Ordinary Happiness: Not Available from Amazon or eBay

My wife nudged me on the plane coming into O'hare as she handed me the Wall Street Journal. "Read this" she said, knowing I'd...

The Korean War and Roanoke’s Wonju Sisterhood

As Roanoke, Virginia and Wonju, South Korea approach their 45th anniversary of their Sister City connection, I decided to learn how Wonju gained prominence...

She watched her husband as he triumphantly came up the walkway to the front porch, his long range varmint rifle slung across his shoulder. “I...

Preacher’s Corner: Remembering Who We Are as a Nation

America is a Christian Nation.”  How strange that this simple statement should elicit such controversy and debate in our country.  Since the founding of...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Flounder Stuffed with Scallop Mousse

Water! It is so much fun, incredibly Holy, cleansing and refreshing and vital for life. There are so many reasons why summer is my...