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Just a Pinch by Janet Tharpe

Go green this St. Paddy's Day

It's more important than ever to go green in the kitchen. Why? Because it's St. Patrick's Day, of course. This time of year at justapinch.com we love to embrace new and traditional Irish recipes alike, but darn it if all of those dishes don't taste a wee bit better when they're served up green.

Kick off your dream green meal with a big bowl of Laura Davis's Jalapeno Dip. While this recipe's roots may lay a little further south than the Emerald Isle, it serves up a freshness of flavor that sets the perfect tone to any party.


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96-year-old Willie Tidwell shares secret for a long life

Eat right, live right, do right

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS  – Willie Locke Bell was at a movie theater in Lancaster when her boyfriend, Derry Tidwell, and his cousin came to the theater for Tidwell to sweep her off her feet.


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Remember when?

Daddy sure was right about Main Street

By Bill Evans

Now I know times and customs have changed, but I’m at a loss to guess what today’s teenagers look forward to on the weekends as warm weather approaches.

Take the spring of my senior year of high school for example. Lancaster was a hopping place, despite downtown merchants closing at noon every Tuesday for the day.

We were making news for several reasons. My classmates in the textile and home economics classes had come together an sent the state superintendent of education a box of handkerchiefs they had made.


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Girl scout cookies have arrived

Here come the cookies

By Laura Caskey

Forget birds, blossoms and longer days, perhaps the most significant harbinger of spring is the annual arrival of Girl Scout cookies.


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From Lupercus to American Greetings

The history of Valentine's Day

By Laura Caskey

“Valentine’s Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes,” Liz Lemon, Tina Fey’s cynical character on NBC’s sitcom “30 Rock,” tells her co-worker, Pete.

Lemon’s view on the commercialization of Valentine’s Day has become one commonly shared by those who feel the holiday is just another way greeting card companies and retailers get customers to spend money and put a monetary value on love.


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Just a Pinch by Janet Tharpe

Busy mom wins big with game day snacks

Who’s going to win the big game this year? You are. After all, the key to a winning party is in the company you invite and the snacks you serve.


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Blanton completes Eagle project

Bryce Blanton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 72, recently completed his Eagle project. Blanton’s project was to renovate the outdoor fish pond at North Elementary School and build a pergola to shade the pond. He also performed landscaping and general repairs to improve the school’s natural classroom area. Overall, 20 volunteers spent more than 120 hours to complete this project. As a scout, Branton has held leadership positions of scribe, quartermaster and librarian, and has earned 29 merit badges.


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Addison publishes book on mental illness

By Michele Roberts

Mental illness is a subject that has become less taboo in recent years, and a Heath Springs man has written a book on the topic, in the hopes of helping others who struggle with it.

At 67, this is Mike Addison’s first published book, and is entitled “The Life Boat – One Man’s Journey with Mental Illness.”

It chronicles Addison’s 50-year struggle with a chemical imbalance, depression/anxiety disorder and severe obsessive compulsive disorder.


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Springs Memorial Hospital asks women to wear red on Feb. 1

Go RED for Women

Springs Memorial Hospital


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From release

CSU honors Bobby Edwards

CHARLESTON – Charleston Southern University recently recognized Robert H. “Bobby” Edwards of Lancaster for his years of service to the University, most recently as a member of the Board of Trustees.


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