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  • Now’s the Time to Shop Small

    Small Biz Survival
    Glenn Muske
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Small Business matters on more than just one day. Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated “Small Business Saturday.” It is a day to recognize small businesses and what they bring to a local community.  You probably know the direct impact of the small businesses in your community. They provide needed goods and services. Everyone needs to be reminded of their contributions and encouraged to shop small whenever I can. You know the people. The owners take care of you because of the local connection. Yet providing goods and services is just the beginning of what small…
  • Postal shake-up would damage rural communities, says CLA

    rural - Bing News
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    The end of Royal Mail’s obligation to deliver post six days a week to all UK addresses would cause serious harm to those who live and work in the countryside, the CLA in the North has said. Royal Mail, which was part-privatised last year, has warned that ...
  • Rural debt data 'ready soon'

    rural - Yahoo News Search Results
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    THE Canberra rural debt roundtable meeting agreed to begin sharing data to better understand the detail, and Barnaby Joyce says it's imminent.
  • Oil-Field Govts. Feel Pinch from Price Drop

    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural
    editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Oil prices are coming down. While that’s good news for consumers, the rural communities that depend on oil revenue to pay for local government services and infrastructure may have a different experience. Source: Mark Haggerty/Headwaters Economics The chart shows the loss in tax revenue over a five-year period for a typical new shale-oil well in North Dakota, based on a drop in the price from $98 to $78 a barrel of crude. Local governments's share (green bars) of a typical well would drop about $80,000 over the period. Losses to state revenue (yellow) and permanent investments (blue)…
  • Renewable Energy Pioneers in Action

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    Casey Francis
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Casey Francis on November 20, 2014 - 8:00amFrom cost-conscious manufacturers to organic farmers, the innovative and can-do spirit of the Midwest has everyday people and their businesses addressing climate change and integrating renewable energy in the Midwest! Explore the map below to learn about some of these interesting and impactful people and efforts.Clean EnergyBlog (deprecated)
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    Small Biz Survival

  • Now’s the Time to Shop Small

    Glenn Muske
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Small Business matters on more than just one day. Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated “Small Business Saturday.” It is a day to recognize small businesses and what they bring to a local community.  You probably know the direct impact of the small businesses in your community. They provide needed goods and services. Everyone needs to be reminded of their contributions and encouraged to shop small whenever I can. You know the people. The owners take care of you because of the local connection. Yet providing goods and services is just the beginning of what small…
  • Holiday shopping campaigns besides “Shop Small”

    Becky McCray
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    Small Business Saturday and its Shop Small slogan get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only holiday shopping project small town businesses can join for more buzz this season. Shift Your Shopping Shift Your Shopping is a theme you can adopt for any local shopping campaign. The emphasis is on shifting more of your shopping dollars to local stores. You can download graphics and logos to use in your local campaign. You aren’t restricted to any specific days or weeks, so you can use the theme all season. Shift Your Shopping is a cooperative effort spearheaded by our friends at…
  • Couples Can be Small-businesses Owners

    Glenn Muske
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Riverbound Farm by Glenn Muske Co-preneurs, or couples in business together, get very little attention in the study of business ownership. This lack of attention largely comes from the myth that they are small in number and the businesses they run are small in size. The reality, though, finds that co-preneurs are a substantial part of the business community. Research has found that nearly one-third of family businesses are owned by co-preneurs. While this may still seem small, you must realize that one in 10 households operates one or more family businesses. This translates to 12.2 million…
  • How small towns can do Shop Small Saturday

    Becky McCray
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    The Small Business Saturday® celebration and Shop Small slogan are great for small business and most closely identified with founding partner American Express. This brings much-appreciated attention to local merchants and independent small businesses. In the US, it falls right after Black Friday (when customers rush big box stores for well-publicized deals) and before Cyber Monday (when people go back to work but spend the day shopping online for well-publicized deals). In the UK, it’s the first Saturday in December and also supported by American Express. In Canada, it’s in…
  • Brag Basket provides the warmth of community

    Becky McCray
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Basket of firewood. Photo (CC) by Timothy Valentine on Flickr The Brag Basket is open! This one is for all of November, 2014. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. If you are reading this by email, just reply to the email with your good news. I’ll add it to the comments. Don’t like to brag? Just share some good news for…
 
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  • Postal shake-up would damage rural communities, says CLA

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    The end of Royal Mail’s obligation to deliver post six days a week to all UK addresses would cause serious harm to those who live and work in the countryside, the CLA in the North has said. Royal Mail, which was part-privatised last year, has warned that ...
  • Capital’s suburbs: Transporters fleecing rural commuters

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    ISLAMABAD: Rural commuters of the capital feel they are not in the good books of the Islamabad Transport Authority (ITA), as they complained about ‘exploitative’ overcharging by transporters. The commuters said transporters operating buses on Route 128 ...
  • Rural debt data 'ready soon'

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:13 am
    THE Canberra rural debt roundtable meeting agreed to begin sharing data to better understand the issue in detail, and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it's imminent. “ABARES, the Australian Bankers’ Association, the Gulf Cattlemen’s ...
  • Sebi bars Angel Rural Development from raising funds

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:31 am
    Mumbai: Continuing with strict action against entities raising public money illegally, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has restrained Angel Rural Development Ltd (ARDL) from mobilising funds from investors and barred it and its directors from ...
  • BJP government would spend 60 per cent on rural infrastructure: Gordhanbhai Zadafia

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    JAMSHEDPUR: Senior BJP leader Gordhanbhai Zadafia today assured that sixty per cent of the Jharkhand budget would be spent on the rural infrastructure and agriculture sector, if BJP is voted to power in the assembly election. "BJP is committed to implement ...
 
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    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural

  • Oil-Field Govts. Feel Pinch from Price Drop

    editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Oil prices are coming down. While that’s good news for consumers, the rural communities that depend on oil revenue to pay for local government services and infrastructure may have a different experience. Source: Mark Haggerty/Headwaters Economics The chart shows the loss in tax revenue over a five-year period for a typical new shale-oil well in North Dakota, based on a drop in the price from $98 to $78 a barrel of crude. Local governments's share (green bars) of a typical well would drop about $80,000 over the period. Losses to state revenue (yellow) and permanent investments (blue)…
  • Speak Your Piece: Title II and You

    editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Rural Americans should be pleased with President Obama’s recent call to preserve network neutrality. And the method he wants the FCC to use to protect open access to the Internet means additional safeguards for all consumers. President Barack Obama, a former Chicago community organizer and perhaps our most urban president, just did something that could make a real difference for rural America. Last week he came to the defense of the principle of net neutrality, and he urged the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications…
  • Roundup: Landrieu's Pipeline Play

    editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Keystone XL Vote Linked to Landrieu’s Run-Off Hopes • Mine Company Being Sued for Misreporting Water Readings • Chevy Getting in the Carbon Credits Game • Small Kentucky Town Hangs Up on Comcast Merger • Turkey Haters Unite! • Divide-and-Conquer Strategy in MN • Update on Into the Wild Subject Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline activists demonstrate outside Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's house. The Senate’s vote over the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday was mostly sound and fury. But it did signify something: Mary…
  • Gas Pipeline to Go through Fiery Mine Area

    editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Residents who live along the route of a proposed gas pipeline in central Pennsylvania worry that the natural gas “boom” could become more than a figure of speech. The pipeline's route would go through an area plagued by underground coal mine fires and subsidence. Photo by www.daladophotography.com Smoke rises from the Luke Fiddler (Coal Run) underground mine fire. A proposed pipeline that wouldcarry natural gas from the Marcellus shale region would go through the area, which is susceptible to combustion in old underground mines.   When Pete Tipka first learned a company…
  • Letter from Langdon: Ready for Roundup?

    editor
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Chemical weed killers have become a big part of mainstream, commercial agriculture, saving farmers time and back-breaking labor. But they also come with a cost, as loss of effectiveness forces greater use just to keep up. Now there's a move afoot to add new patents to some of the old chemicals. Via the U.S. Geological SurveyUse of the herbicide glyphosate, known by the brand name Roundup, has expanded since 1992, according to U.S. Geological Survey records. Genetically modified "Roundup Ready" soybeans, which allow farmers to kill weeds without killing the crop, became available…
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  • Renewable Energy Pioneers in Action

    Casey Francis
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Casey Francis on November 20, 2014 - 8:00amFrom cost-conscious manufacturers to organic farmers, the innovative and can-do spirit of the Midwest has everyday people and their businesses addressing climate change and integrating renewable energy in the Midwest! Explore the map below to learn about some of these interesting and impactful people and efforts.Clean EnergyBlog (deprecated)
  • 3 Reasons to #ActOnClimate

    Casey Francis
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    By Casey Francis on November 19, 2014 - 7:15amThere are more than the three reasons below to #ActOnClimate. Maybe the most convincing reason is the simplest: It's the right thing to do! The earth is our home and it's time we start keeping it a whole lot nicer! So please join us and sign this petition to support climate change actionThe Clean Power Plan proposal isn't just about cutting carbon. It encourages more investment in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency. Both great ways to save money and spark economic development. Voice your support for limits on carbon pollution from…
  • Midwest Action on Climate Change

    John Crabtree
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on November 18, 2014 - 12:00amAcross the Midwest and Great Plains – from Nebraska to Michigan and from North Dakota to Ohio – people are taking action this week to address climate change and calling for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and limiting carbon pollution from America’s power plants.The economies of rural and small town America are some of the most impacted by climate change, which stand to benefit greatly from more renewable energy development and widespread use of energy efficiency. The Center for Rural Affairs is partnering with farmers,…
  • Midwest Week of Action Builds Awareness About Climate Change

    Casey Francis
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    By Casey Francis on November 17, 2014 - 10:36amThe Center is joining organizations from across the Midwest for a regional week of action, in order to build awareness for the Clean Power Plan, and encourage rural residents to voice their support for limits on carbon pollution from our nations power plants. The Clean Power Plan proposal isn't just about cutting carbon, it will encourage more investment in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, which are both great ways to save money, and spark economic development. To learn more, visit cfra.org/clean-energy.Staff at the Center for Rural…
  • #SupportRural on #GivingTuesday, December 2

    Casey Francis
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    By Casey Francis on November 13, 2014 - 5:52pm​Your belly will probably be full of turkey from Thanksgiving. Your feet may hurt from hunting from Black Friday and your fingers might be sore from clicking for Cyber Monday shopping. But, on December 2, let your heart swell with #GivingTuesday. It’s a global day for giving back. The Center for Rural Affairs joins #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014 by challenging you to #SupportRural.We work all year to expand opportunities for beginning farmers, bring fresh local food into schools, and expand business opportunities for entrepreneurs. You…
 
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    Blandin on Broadband

  • Border to Border Broadband: No Community Left Behind Recap

    Ann Treacy
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    The 2014 Minnesota Broadband Conference is done. Whew! It was great to see some faces I hadn’t seen in years – and a few new folks. It’s a bittersweet example of how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. We’re still asking “What is Broadband” but we’re also talking about how to get a gig. The digital divide is still there and it’s getting exacerbated by the increasing chasm. We need to continue to work for broadband expansion – deployment and adoption. But we’re getting closer – and I left the conference inspired.
  • 10 Blandin Broadband Communities Named at the #MNBroadband Conference

    Ann Treacy
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Yesterday was a very full day. So much broadband learning, news and networking – including the announcement of 10 new BBC communities: Carlton County Central Woodlands (East Central RDC) Chisago County Martin County Nobles County Red Wing Redwood County Resilient Region Virtual Hwy Taskforce RS Fiber Cooperative Sherburne County Here’s the official announcement… Blandin Foundation Announces 10 New Blandin Broadband Communities Two-year partnership provides planning, technical and financial support to help county meet its digital technology goal Brainerd, Minn. (November 19,…
  • Grasp Your Goal Before Your Feet Hit the Ground! From Jim Bensen

    Ann Treacy
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Tough to summarize Mr Bensen’s presentation. So I’m going to offer the description: Dr. M. James Bensen, President Emeritus, Bemidji State University Blandin Trustee Emeritus and Futurist Dr. M. James Bensen will inspire us with his vision of what a gigabit network – like the one Paul Bunyan Communications recently announced will soon be rolled out across northern Minnesota – can mean for rural Minnesota’s prosperity and quality of life. What could a connected future look like for rural Minnesota communities? A quick video: And his PPT:
  • State Policy Makers and Doers Preview Highlights of What’s Coming and What Could Be #MNBroadband Conference

    Ann Treacy
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    It was good to hear about State Policy. The Office of the Broadband Development was a huge accomplishment by the MN Broadband Task Force and MN Legislature. And now it serves as infrastructure to get stuff done. Some of that stuff – certainly the focus on 2014 – is funding. The OBD received 40 applications from across the state looking for broadband funding. Moving forward the ODB will do that and more. The goal now is to find ways to leverage policy, federal funding and public-private partnerships to support broadband expansion – deployment and adoption. The Republican force in…
  • Making Public-Private Partnerships Work! #MNBroadband Conference

    Ann Treacy
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I can only be in one room at a time so for many of the breakout sessions, I’m just going to be able to post the info that was shared with me. Public-private partnerships are the middle ground between community network and private-sector only advocates. Within these bounds, there is a large grey area of uncertainty. What is legal? What is smart? What are the options for finance, ownership and operations? Join the director of the DEED Office of Broadband Development and several private-public partners as they discuss the challenges of creating these partnerships. Moderated by Danna MacKenzie,…
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    The Rural Blog

  • President Obama's immigration plan does little to help agriculture, farm groups say

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Agriculture has the most to gain—or lose—from an immigration bill because many of the 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally work in agriculture because of estimates that about 70 percent of U.S. farmworkers are in the country illegally. But most farm groups say President Obama's immigration plan that he unveiled on Thursday "will do little to to address the crisis in agriculture that exists from lack of action on immigration," Gary Truitt reports for Hoosier Ag Today. Chuck Conner with the National Council of Farmer Co-ops told reporters, “In practical…
  • Electronic cigarettes reduce tobacco cravings, make it easier to quit smoking, study finds

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    In some wealthy areas, smoking rates have declined, while smoking rates in working class and rural areas have remained stable. Use of electronic cigarettes among rural teens has also risen in recent years, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to propose rules to give it authority over e-cigarettes, an industry that accounts for about $2.5 billion in annual sales. (Getty Images photo by Joe Raedle)But e-cigarettes could actually be a healthy alternative to regular cigarettes by reducing tobacco cravings and making it easier to quit, says a study by Belgian researchers…
  • Falling oil prices could cost local governments millions of dollars in lost tax revenue

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    A drop in oil prices could cost local governments in oil-producing regions millions of dollars in lost tax revenue, Mark Haggerty, an economist with Headwaters Economics reports for the Daily Yonder. For example, if oil prices drop from $98 to $78 per barrel in North Dakota’s Bakken shale oil fields, "the change in price could result in about $200 million less for local governments over five years and $350 million less for state government," Haggerty writes. "Losses for that state’s permanent investment fund would be even higher. Those figures include only an estimated 2,500 new wells and…
  • EPA delays 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard to 2015

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it would not "finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuels Standard, saying a glut of comments will push action back into 2015," Spencer Chase reports for Agri-Pulse, a Washington newsletter.EPA said in a notice posted to the Federal Register Friday morning, “The proposal has generated significant comment and controversy, particularly about how volumes should be set in light of lower gasoline consumption than had been forecast . . . and whether and on what basis the statutory volumes should be waived.” The agency said it plans to…
  • October was sixth straight month to have record high temperatures; 2014 could be warmest year ever

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    October was the sixth consecutive month of global record high temperatures since records began being kept in 1880, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The past five months—May, June, July, August and September—were the hottest months on record for those respective months. The first 10 months of 2014 have been the warmest on record."It also marked the 38th consecutive October with a global temperature above the 20th century average," says NOAA. "The last below-average global temperature for October occurred in 1976." For October, the combined average temperature over…
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    Rural Intelligence

  • MASS MoCA Announces A Mind-Boggling Expansion -- Community Section -- Passages

    jeremy@jeremydgoodwin.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    By Jeremy D. Goodwin Sometimes bigger really is better. We already knew that MASS MoCA was one of the biggest contemporary art facilities in the country. So it’s mind boggling to consider that its new expansion project will double its existing gallery space. That’s not a fudged number or a bit of PR-speak. The converted factory complex already has a gallery the size of a football field and 120,000 square feet of total gallery space. When it’s done with its truly epic expansion, that number will shoot to 240,000. This much we already knew, after the commonwealth of Massachusetts chipped…
  • Into The Woods You Go, To Emerge With A Sustainable Wreath -- Style Section -- Garden

    jeremy@jeremydgoodwin.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    The following is a regular column that addresses basic issues facing the ever-inquisitive back- and front-yard toiler, proffered by someone who knows best; one of the master gardeners from the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Brian Cruey. Here at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, the first signs of the holiday season come with the volunteers and designers who descend on the Garden to make hundreds of wreaths, centerpieces, boughs and swags for our annual Gallery of Wreaths. Each year during Stockbridge’s Christmas on Main Street (this year December 6 and 7) we decorate the exhibit…
  • Northwest CT Arts Council Maxes Out Infinity Hall -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    jeremy@jeremydgoodwin.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Rachel Louchen reports from Norfolk. A concert venue that usually features the roaring sounds of rock legends and soulful crooners instead welcomed artists, writers, photographers, lawyers, bankers and others from varied careers. They were there to honor members of the community (as well as business and organizations) that have made huge strides in raising awareness about the arts and culture in Northwest Connecticut. The first-ever Northwest Connecticut Arts Council CultureMAX! Awards on Tuesday, November 18 was a huge success, with a turnout of more than 160 guests packing Infinity Music…
  • Drinks: The Solar-Powered Sundog Cider Carameltini -- Food Section -- Drinks

    jeremy@jeremydgoodwin.com
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ra took the glass. The smell of fresh cider rose to his nose, the light bubbles played across his lips, his tongue tasted the fresh crisp taste. He swallowed the sweet amber liquid and was pleased. So goes the legend of Sundog Cider. If you’ll lift your suspension of disbelief for just a moment, we will tell you that Sundog Cider was founded in 2013 in Chatham, NY as a product of Sundog Solar, which installs solar electric and solar thermal systems. Many of Sundog Solar’s clients are local farms, and a lot of those are apple farms. You can put the rest together, but it’s more fun if you…
  • Treat Yourself To A Little Turkish Delight From Derin -- Style Section -- Shopping

    jeremy@jeremydgoodwin.com
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    By Andrea Pyros As eclectic and increasingly diverse as the Rural Intelligence area is, it’s still unusual to find locals who found their way here — in this case, Red Hook — from Turkey. That, however, is the story of Sara Sharpless and Ersan Abit, the husband and wife co-owners of Derin, a wholesale and retail business that sells luxury Turkish bath towels and richly patterned bags and coordinating accessories. Sara Sharpless Sara grew up in Westchester, Ersan in Turkey, but the couple met in Manhattan when both were graduate students. “He was a waiter at my favorite little…
 
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  • Feel empowered to look youthful with varicose vein treatments.

    Beth
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Our culture definitely puts an emphasis on having a youthful face and youthful looking skin. Of course aging is a natural process but people, particularly women, are asked to keep from aging as best as they can. While challenging these expectations is an important step also releasing judgement around women who do want to take measures to look and feel younger. There are many different ways that a woman can feel empowered to look younger. This can be through varicose vein treatment, laser hair removal and Botox. There are many different places in the nation that offer their expertise in these…
  • CEREC machines and dental crowns

    Kelly Bateson
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and is a process by which dentists are able to create and insert ceramic restorations–including dental crowns–in a single appointment instead of the usual multiple appointments ususally necessary for installation of crowns. Dental crowns on the same day, what a wonder!  CEREC was first used successfully in 1985, and since then, the use of CEREC has expanded. CEREC technology uses ceramic materials rather than gold or amalgam since ceramics are more compatible with the body and because ceramics look and feel…
  • Finding the right plumbing website design expert for your business

    Teresa
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    As a plumber who has decided to branch out and open your own business, you are probably wondering how to go about doing exactly that. There are so many different forums out there that offer all kinds of advice on plumbing, small businesses, and everything in between, and it can be really confusing to try and sort through all of that to get to what you really need to know about starting your new plumbing business. Luckily we have consolidated the most helpful hints from the professionals and experts right here, so you do not have to look any further. Here are the most important and basic steps…
  • The Dental Care Specializations

    Emi
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    The American Dental Association states that when it comes to dental care, they recognize several fields considered as specializations. Since these are specializations, all of them require not just the four year taken up to get a dentistry degree but additional years of schooling as well. So what are these specializations? Dental maintenance Dental Public Health: This is the field that deals with policies relating to social oral health. It also tackles the causes and control of oral diseases especially in different groups of people. They look at patterns in order to determine how to prevent…
  • Cannabis Potency Testing: Safer and Consumer-Friendly

    Melissa Webb
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    The comedian Louis CK does this great bit on his experience smoking marijuana as an adult. He starts of by explaining that he used to smoke in his ill-begotten youth, but he stopped for many years and now he feels he is not able to smoke any longer since he is “too old” now to actually enjoy it. He tells a story of a time when he was on tour and met some fans that offered to smoke with him, and of course he said yes. But he then discovered that marijuana these days has “been worked on like it’s the new cure for cancer.” In other words, it was so potent that he wasn’t prepared…
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  • Forest gains $6.7 million grant

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
    BLUE RIVER: A long term research program at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest will continue for another six years, thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LETR) is focused on understanding ecological phenomena that occur over ...
 
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  • Another piece of criminal Republican trash

    coozledad
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    This is where Republicans usually get their money-through marriage to some family of crooks. We’ve got a bunch of junior McConnells here, just itching to sell America some blow: http://www.thenation.com/article/186689/mitch-mcconnells-freighted-ties-shadowy-shipping-company#
  • Why Larry Yarborough is a racist

    coozledad
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    And why he is completely unfit to hold office in NC or anywhere else: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/10/mississippi_the_affordable_care_act_and_racism_the_state_s_failures_are.html# We don’t need that white trash here. Got plenty.
  • Sounds like a Person County Republican

    coozledad
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Maybe once he finishes his sentence in Georgia, he’ll move over to Hyco lake. He’s even got that bug-eyed creepy look they like so much here. http://www.juanitajean.com/2014/10/29/holy-cow-old-man-turn-off-the-damn-camera/ If his county’s anything like this one, he’ll just get continuations while they scrub the charges altogether. It’s a good time in America to be a moldy slab of white trash.
  • The culture of Republican violence

    coozledad
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Roxboro NC: Republicans protesting the arrest of former BOE member Leigh Woodall are demanding answers regarding the status of his white privilege card, and his treatment in full public view of assembled Democratic early voters, many of whom will remember the incident wistfully for the rest of their lives. After conducting an initial investigation, Internal Affairs officers noted that “Subject Leigh Woodall, described by officer as a pear shaped sweaty anger bear became belligerent after pulled for stop sign violation. Officer warned subject to calm down whereupon subject violated…
  • Flat out skinhead shit, now

    coozledad
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    When do you call a Nazi a shit-eating gropefather of a cousinfucking Nazi slut a Nazi? When it’s in the Person County Republican party. Fucking Mosleyite shite.
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  • Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

    Ayngel Boshemia
    29 Jul 2025 | 9:29 am
    The positive manual for abuse survivors  by  Ayngel "Boshemia" Overson After Post Traumatic Stress, comes Post Traumatic Growth... $15.00 If you are a sexual assault survivor, or domestic violence survivor childhood survivor of abuse, it is easy to feel alone. You aren't, at least 1 in 5 people suffer from abuse at some point in their life. Sexual abuse, physical
  • EBOOK Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

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    12 Aug 2024 | 7:14 am
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  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully tees

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse. $34.95 Maully is still a romantic at heart... she's no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has experience in mending them. More color and size choices available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead, crazy,
  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully sweatshirt

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Maully is no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has some experience in mending them too. $26.95 Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse, Maully is still a romantic at heart... More size and color options available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead,
  • Zombie Love It's Yours Heart cute dolly button

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Maully the Lil' Freaque grasps her heart in her hands, saving it for the special someone. "It's yours" $3.75 Maully, cute zombie dolly holds her heart in her hands. Need more flair? Express yourself with Zazzle custom buttons. Choose from thousands of cool and colorful designs, customize, or make your own. Five sizes from 1.25"-6" in diameter. Printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
 
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    A Citizen's Guide to Indiana

  • Gov. Pence Seeks to Ennoble Hoosiers by Reducing Food Stamp Benefits

    Doug Masson
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    In another installment from the Economy as Morality Play Department, we have Gov. Pence making the moral case for cutting food stamps. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced last month that beginning in 2015, it would no longer request a waiver to the federal work requirement for certain people who use the SNAP program. Up to 65,000 single Hoosiers could lose food stamp benefits unless they are working 20 hours a week or attending job training. Asked about whether this action targets poor people, Gov. Pence responded “I’m someone that believes there’s nothing…
  • Walgreen gets hammered for $1.4 million for pharmacist privacy violation

    Doug Masson
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The facts of the case are a mix of pharmacist privacy violation and good old fashioned baby mama drama. The trial happened awhile back, and the Court of Appeals upheld the verdict. Short version of facts: Plaintiff got her birth control filled at Walgreen for years. Peterson was having sex with her off and on. At some point, Peterson starts dating a Walgreen pharmacist named Withers. Plaintiff gets pregnant with Peterson’s kid, and Peterson also contracts herpes. Peterson lets the pharmacist/girlfriend Withers know that he may have exposed her to herpes. Withers goes digging into…
  • State Chamber of Commerce Offers Opinion on Superintendent of Education Position

    Doug Masson
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants to have the Superintendent of Public Instruction be an appointed position instead of an elected position. The current officeholder, Glenda Ritz, received 1,332,775 votes from the citizens of Indiana. By contrast, Gov. Pence received 1,275,424 votes. (Our incoming Secretary, Treasurer, and Auditor of state all received somewhat less than 800,000 votes.) Superintendent Crouch received that convincing vote total in a surprise upset of the previous occupant, Tony Bennet. If someone like Mr. Bennett had been appointed rather than elected, the citizens of…
  • A Decade of Masson’s Blog

    Doug Masson
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    I date the beginning of this blog from November 15, 2004. Prior to that, I had been holding forth on national politics on, I think, a blogspot platform. After the November 2004 elections, I felt like there were plenty of people offering opinions on national issues. My first post was an ode to a young dog of mine I had to put to sleep because of a cancerous tumor on her liver. A couple of weeks later, I started reporting on state issues and was off and running from there. My productivity has ebbed and flowed over the years — probably as a mirror of my productivity out in the real world.
  • County Consortium Considers Toll Road Bid

    Doug Masson
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    The AP is reporting that the LaPorte County commissioners are considering an attempt to acquire the Toll Road whose operators have gone into bankruptcy. ITR has filed bankruptcy, and Gov. Daniels was incorrect when he said in 2006 that “even if they go under, we have our money and we’ll still own the toll road” and in 2008 “the leasing consortium goes bankrupt, the toll road reverts back to the state’s control.” The Indiana Finance Authority has declined to take action to take control of the road, apparently reasoning that the road requires maintenance too…
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    News

  • Renewable Energy Pioneers in Action

    Casey Francis
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Casey Francis on November 20, 2014 - 8:00amFrom cost-conscious manufacturers to organic farmers, the innovative and can-do spirit of the Midwest has everyday people and their businesses addressing climate change and integrating renewable energy in the Midwest! Explore the map below to learn about some of these interesting and impactful people and efforts.Clean EnergyBlog (deprecated)
  • 3 Reasons to #ActOnClimate

    Casey Francis
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    By Casey Francis on November 19, 2014 - 7:15amThere are more than the three reasons below to #ActOnClimate. Maybe the most convincing reason is the simplest: It's the right thing to do! The earth is our home and it's time we start keeping it a whole lot nicer! So please join us and sign this petition to support climate change actionThe Clean Power Plan proposal isn't just about cutting carbon. It encourages more investment in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency. Both great ways to save money and spark economic development. Voice your support for limits on carbon pollution from…
  • Midwest Action on Climate Change

    John Crabtree
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on November 18, 2014 - 12:00amAcross the Midwest and Great Plains – from Nebraska to Michigan and from North Dakota to Ohio – people are taking action this week to address climate change and calling for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and limiting carbon pollution from America’s power plants.The economies of rural and small town America are some of the most impacted by climate change, which stand to benefit greatly from more renewable energy development and widespread use of energy efficiency. The Center for Rural Affairs is partnering with farmers,…
  • Midwest Week of Action Builds Awareness About Climate Change

    Casey Francis
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    By Casey Francis on November 17, 2014 - 10:36amThe Center is joining organizations from across the Midwest for a regional week of action, in order to build awareness for the Clean Power Plan, and encourage rural residents to voice their support for limits on carbon pollution from our nations power plants. The Clean Power Plan proposal isn't just about cutting carbon, it will encourage more investment in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, which are both great ways to save money, and spark economic development. To learn more, visit cfra.org/clean-energy.Staff at the Center for Rural…
  • #SupportRural on #GivingTuesday, December 2

    Casey Francis
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    By Casey Francis on November 13, 2014 - 5:52pm​Your belly will probably be full of turkey from Thanksgiving. Your feet may hurt from hunting from Black Friday and your fingers might be sore from clicking for Cyber Monday shopping. But, on December 2, let your heart swell with #GivingTuesday. It’s a global day for giving back. The Center for Rural Affairs joins #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014 by challenging you to #SupportRural.We work all year to expand opportunities for beginning farmers, bring fresh local food into schools, and expand business opportunities for entrepreneurs. You…
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    Bringing Home the Bacon

  • Helping with Harvest

    Holly Michael
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    We are wrapping up harvest on the farm.Morgan and her cousin were excited to help gather up some of the corn left in the field.
  • The Valley Recap: You Owe Me Big Time (S1:E8)

    Holly Michael
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Welcome back to the FINALE! If you missed my previous recaps of The Valley, be sure to check them out.The Valley is a Dayton-produced reality show: Everyone has something to prove. So what’s your story?The cast includes:Ally –  Sings on stageChris – Surprisingly bad at Wipe-OutStephanie – Makes up with AllyDonald –  Spits someAlexys –  Exchanges gifts with AllyNathan – UnderestimatesLast episode, Stephanie and Donald flirted at The Beach Waterpark, the cool white kids went to the Dayton Mall, Alexys talked about being bullied in high school.Theme song :…
  • The Valley Recap: “This is Never Going to Matter” (S1:E7)

    Holly Michael
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Welcome back! If you missed my previous recaps of The Valley, be sure to check them out.The Valley is a Dayton-produced reality show: Everyone has something to prove. So what’s your story?The cast includes:Ally –  Wears a hatChris – Shops for a babyStephanie – Flirts with DonaldDonald – Flirts with StephanieAlexys –  Was bullied in high schoolNathan – Lies to his parentsLast episode, Stephanie gagged at mud volleyball, Alexys continued her drama and Chris met a drag queen.Theme song :  “Do you have what it takes?” To give up on this show before you even finish…
  • The Valley Recap: The Hot Mom and the Drag Queen (S1:E6)

    Holly Michael
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Welcome back! If you missed my previous recaps of The Valley, be sure to check them out.The Valley is a Dayton-produced reality show: Everyone has something to prove. So what’s your story?The cast includes:Ally –  Volleyball aceChris – Shirtless with a drag queenStephanie – “No one is talking to me.”Donald – Throws down a beatAlexys –  Her mom has got it goin’ onNathan – “I just don’t like getting muddy”Last episode, Stephanie learned about the TV news business during her largely off-camera visit to a TV station, everyone went back to Camp Kern and we found…
  • What Farm Kids do for Fun

    Holly Michael
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Farm kids enjoying a beautiful fall day with their friends.
 
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    Wisconsin Office of Rural Health - Clinics

  • Wisconsin Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Webinar: Billing, Cost Reporting, Reimbursement

    mlradtke
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcBillingCost-reportingReimbursementRural-Health-ClinicContent Type: AudioWebinarWorkshop/TrainingCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesLegislative/PolicyRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAdditional Materials:  RHC-Bramschreiber 11-18-14.pdfAudience: ClinicsDescription: The RHC Webinar Series includes three timely topics of interest to Wisconsin Rural Health Clinics.  The topic of this webinar is RHC Billing, Cost Reporting, Reimbursement.   Presenter: Jeff…
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Webinar: National Legislative Update

    mlradtke
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcRural-Health-ClinicLegislativeRegulationsAdvocacyContent Type: AudioWebinarWorkshop/TrainingCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesLegislative/PolicyRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAdditional Materials:  RHC-Finerfrock 11-11-14.pdfAudience: ClinicsDescription: Post-midterm election analysis and update on current and upcoming legislation and judicial decisions and their impact on rural clinics.   Presenter: Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director, National Association of…
  • Rural Health Clinics 101 Educational Webinar

    mlradtke
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Content Type: VideoWebinarWorkshop/TrainingTo find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesPerformance ImprovementRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAudience: ClinicsDescription: Rural Health Clinics 101 is designed to provide an overview of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program including how to obtain certification, program requirements, Cost-Report submissions, and implications of RHC billing and payment.   Presenter: Wipfli LLP   YouTube Video:   Connect directly to YouTube…
  • Community Paramedic Stakeholder’s Symposium

    mlradtke
    31 Jan 2014 | 4:00 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.community paramedicEMSfrequent userchronic diseasereadmissionsContent Type: Workshop/TrainingCategory: AccessChronic DiseaseEMSFinancesLegislative/PolicyMental HealthPreventionPublic HealthQuality ImprovementRegulation/ReimbursementRural Provider AccessAuthor: kjacobsonAdditional Materials:  CP01-14 History of Contemporary Community Paramedicine.pdf CP01-14 Planning for Community Paramedicine.pdf CP01-14 Community Paramedicine Experience in WI.pdf CP01-14 Agenda.pdf CP01-14 Speaker…
  • Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

    rspinarski
    1 Jan 2014 | 9:15 am
    Content Type: Toolkit/GuideTo find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.DischargetransfersQuality ImprovementreadmissionsPatient SafetyEMSLong Term CareplanningCategory: Education/TrainingEMSPerformance ImprovementQuality ImprovementSeniorsAuthor: rspinarskiAudience: ClinicsEMSHospitalsMed ProvidersMental HealthDescription: This toolkit is comprised of six tools focused on improving patient discharges, improving patient outcomes, and decreasing readmission rates. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Retrieved January 1, 2014.
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    The Appleton Blog

  • Summer in Appleton--Wishful Thinking as the Polar Vortex Nears

    Jeff Lindsay
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    With the coldness of winter coming soon (yes, I'm bracing for my December return to the Valley!), I'd like to share a few summer memories of Appleton, one of the best places on earth to be in the summer. And still pretty great even in winter.First up is Appleton's downtown summer concerts and other public events. Lots of free entertainment comes to the streets and parks of Appleton in the warmer parts of the year. Here are two photos from a summer concert at Houdini Square.Summer also makes me think of the Fox River, known especially for its ability to flow in the summer, while its icy winter…
  • Aug. 15 Book Signing Party for Lee Mothes of Kaukauna, One of Wisconsin's Leading Artists

    Jeff Lindsay
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    If you were at Appleton's magnificent annual Art in the Park event a few days ago, you might have encountered Lee Mothes, one of Wisconsin's leading artists. His website is OceansAndDreams.com, where you can see many of his works, including some from his highly acclaimed creation of New Island, an imaginary 12,000-square-mile island that has been illustrated in detail by Lee.I'm happy to report that at Appleton's Art in the Park 2014, Lee Mothes was the winner of one of the top 3 prizes, the Best 2D Work for his paintings. You can read the news and see a photo of the happy winners at the…
  • Recent Suggestions for Eating Out

    Jeff Lindsay
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Friends of mine wanted to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Where to eat in Appleton? I recommended Carmella's, one of my favorites. They tried it and were delighted. A great selection. I'm also impressed with the healthy and flavorful men at the new SAP restaurant, just a few yards away from Carmella's. It also has a fun outdoor section for casual dining. Lots of great local ingredients and healthy items there. Fun place.My biggest recent surprise was a place I had studiously avoided: Golden Corral. Now that it has been remodeled and greatly upgraded, it's a surprising wow in terms of…
  • Dynamic Insights Comes to the Newly Remodeled Equtiable Reserve Association Building

    Jeff Lindsay
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    On July 16, I was fortunate to be able to attend an open house for the new high-powered consulting group, Dynamic Insights. This team of leading professionals in marketing, business development and consumer research are among the first clients in the newly remodeled Equitable Reserve Association building, a historic building in downtown Neenah, right next to the famous City Hall clock tower on Commercial Street.The developer of the building has a bold vision for preserving and enhancing downtown Neenah. It was a pleasure to meet him and learn of his passion for Neenah and his vision for the…
  • Crime Down in Appleton--And It Was Already Pretty Safe

    Jeff Lindsay
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    There have been a few highly publicized episodes of criminal behavior in the Fox Valley in the past year, but in spite of the media frenzy, crime statistics show that Appleton crime is down. That's great news in a community that is already quite a safe place to live. See the April 23, 2014 story at the Post-Crescent, one of the best small-town newspapers in the country.  Some of the statistics showing possible increased criminal activity are due to changes in definitions that now add previously "neglected" crimes like spitting and pushing. From my temporary perch in Shanghai, China, I…
 
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    Great Plains Communications Blog

  • Mysteries of “The Cloud”?

    GreatPlainsComm
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    What is “the cloud”? Most people think of it as a technological mystery, an untouchable place, a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere. No matter how you visualize “the cloud” in your mind, Great Plains Communications wants to share some information on not only what it is, but what you can do with “the cloud”. For starters, your files are NOT literally being sent up into the sky. “The cloud” refers to a process called cloud computing, which is simply the method in which files are transported from a computer, smartphone or tablet to physical servers,…
  • The Importance of Landline Telephones this Winter

    GreatPlainsComm
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Gloves: check. Scarf: check. Hat: check. Landline telephone: check? Most people don’t think about a landline when thinking about weather safety precautions. You’re probably thinking, “Well I have my cell phone, why would I need a landline?” We don’t blame you. Cell phones are great on the go and bring some of the best technology right to your fingertips. What most people don’t know is that cellular towers are not required to provide backup power. So, when we get hit with a Midwestern blizzard your cellphone may not work through a power outage. Great Plains Communications wants to…
  • Tips on Boosting Your Wi-Fi

    GreatPlainsComm
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We have come a long way from sitting down and writing a letter to a friend when we want to chat. Even the number of telephone calls are rapidly decreasing. Now-a-days, we connect through Wi-Fi. Gone away is the physical aspect of communication; instead we open a laptop, grab a tablet, or press some buttons on a smartphone. Without Wi-Fi, those actions would get us nowhere, and when our Wi-Fi starts to lag we get upset. Before you jump to blaming your Internet provider or electronic device, Great Plains Communications has some ways to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi is working at maximum…
  • Veterans Day: Tribute to Our Troops on GPC-TV

    GreatPlainsComm
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Happy Veterans Day from Great Plains Communications! We want to take this time to thank all the men and women who have and currently are risking their lives for our country. To show our appreciation, we continue the tradition of our Support Our Troops Program and Veterans Day programming on GPC-TV. Today we will be sharing stories, pictures and service dates of current and retired military members on GPC-TV. For those who have Great Plains Communications cable, you can find them on GPC-TV on channel 2. If you do not use our cable services, you can still check out the stories on our Facebook…
  • Support Our Troops Program, It’s Finally Here!

    GreatPlainsComm
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The holidays bring colder weather and warmer hugs, crowded malls and love filled boxes; it is the time of year that increases our stress but also our compassion. Great Plains Communications is here to help with the stress, so that your family can focus on all the good things the holidays bring. November 1st marked the first day of our Support Our Troops Program, which means we are offering free shipping to all customers with a loved one serving our country, no matter if they are stateside or overseas. We have found great success with the program in the past, and we are overjoyed to be a…
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    From Scratch Magazine

  • Winterize your garden beds

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get your garden beds all tucked in for winter. Here’s our methods for winterizing your garden bed. If you follow these tips, your beds will be all ready for planting at the beginning of the spring and hopefully weed free. Clean it up If you’re like us, it’s easy for weeds to overtake a bed at the end of Summer/beginning of Fall. After your harvest comes in, you might be tempted to get a little lazy. If so, now’s the time to get out there and clean that thing out. Removing weeds now will be a little easier, since…
  • Tres Leches Cupcake recipe

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    If you were lucky enough to attend the Sustainable Agriculture blog this year, then you probably enjoyed some really great cupcakes: Tres Leches Cupcakes. The cupcakes were made with ingredients sourced from local farms and the care involved in raising the crops, milking the cows and putting them all together to make these cupcakes showed in the end result. The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association managed to pry the recipe from the head pastry chef at the host hotel, Kirsten Martin. Here it is! (This recipe orginally appeared on the CFSA blog, the Sweet Potato. Click here to read it, along…
  • Got Butternut Squash? Try this soup recipe

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Editor’s note: This recipe first appeared in the Oct/Nov issue of From Scratch magazine. It was submitted to us by Renee Henry. Read more from that issue here. Check out the latest issue of From Scratch for more great recipes and ideas.  Butternut Squash Soup: Ingredients 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 onion chopped 1-2 cloves garlic chopped 1 apple peeled and chopped 2-1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon Water (if needed as vegetables cook down) 1 cup heavy whipping cream Directions Add all…
  • Program turning prison into farm

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is working with a mental health therapist, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension service and about a dozen young men to turn an abandoned prison into a working farm, according to a WUNC report. The public radio station’s website ran the story on Tuesday. According to the report, the program, growingchange.org, “combines mental health therapy and service learning opportunities with a youth entrepreneurial focus.” The young men involved in the project — formerly on probation, some for crimes committed while minors — are working…
  • Remembering Silent Spring – Anniversary of the ban of DDT in the US

    Melissa
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    November 20 is the day that in 1971 DDT was banned in the US. DDT was used during WWII (and in some countries still used today) to combat malaria and typhus and it was also used as an agricultural insecticide. DDT was banned in large part because of a book that Rachel Carson wrote entitled Silent Spring. She wrote the book between the years of 1958-1962 and it described the detrimental effects of pesticides and insecticides on the songbird populations throughout the United States. The disappearing songbirds left a silence that is described in the title. The book also claimed that…
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