Weekly Feature Articles
With the coming of artisan roasters in the last few decades, coffee has become more than just a "cuppa joe." People want to know more about the beverage they savor, flavor, or just plain swill. Read on for a bit of vocab, a touch of history, and a list of local, independent purveyors of the blessed bean.
Got itchy wheels on the weekend? Feel like becoming a low-budget Indiana Jones or Marion Ravenwood? Hit the flea markets to find bargains on just about anything that can be tagged, bagged, and toted. Your wanderings may take you to New York, London, Paris, or the Virginia Bazaar in Caroline County.
Iran, once known as Persia, is an old, old land. Ancient mountain ranges ramble through a landscape that runs out into the Caspian Sea. Tradition-bound, yet at the crossroads of many an expanding empire, Iran has struggled to adapt to changes while maintaining its culture.
With the stock market DOW Industrials Index approaching 7,000, banking institutions failing, and almost all technical indicators screaming recession, is it time to think about putting new money into the stock market? The time just might be closer than you think.
The man in this photo might need a caregiver's help, or he could be the primary caregiver for a family member. Thousands of families open their homes to chronically ill and simply lonely family members. It's a gesture of love and commitment, but care giving can bring emotional hardships as well as rewards. Even the most loving relatives can feel burned out after months or years of providing care in their homes.
The 25th of January 1759 occasioned Scotland's most famous birthday, when, in a blast of snow and winter winds, Robert Burns was born in a humble cottage in Alloway. That birthday is still celebrated in Scotland, and by Scots and poetry lovers around the world.
by Sue Willis
Honey, did you pick up the car from the garage?
How could I? It closed before I was off work, and, anyhow, I did not have a car to take me there.
Does this scenario sound familiar to you?According to the US Census Bureau 2006 estimates, the United States has 244 million passenger vehicles registered. Can you imagine how many autos need to be repaired out of this number?
Not everyone can afford a gym membership or personal chef service, but choosing more whole grains along with other nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables, can make your life healthier at little to no extra cost.
Adopting an energy-efficient lifestyle will not only save you money on your electric and/or gas bills, but it also will help the environment by releasing fewer greenhouse gases and creating less of a demand for non-renewable energy resources, such as coal, petroleum (crude oil), natural gas, and propane.
Arthritis affects over 40 million Americans of all ages and walks of life and is the number one cause of disability in America. Not just a disease of grandparents, arthritis affects children and adults alike. There are over 100 types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.