Sweat For Success

Whew! Last week, the weather in our region was sweltering. High humidity, steamy days, temperatures in the upper 80s….it felt far more like mid-summer than the tail end of the fair-weather season. But autumn activities were nevertheless in full swing, creating some interesting match-ups. Take, for instance, marching band. The 160+ members of the Worthington…
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Something To Do

There’s simply no debate: Larger metropolitan areas provide a multiplicity of leisure activities and options for their residents and guests, especially when compared to towns of 15,000 people or less. Want to spend two hours jumping your brains out at Sky Zone? Fork over $15 to $20 and bounce away. In the mood for a…
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Whipping It Up With Jessica

Let me introduce you to my newest friend. Her name is Jessica, and in the few months since I’ve gotten to know her, she’s already bailed me out–in the kitchen, at least–more than once. She’s down-to-earth–especially for someone who lives in New York–has a great sense of humor and owns scads of gorgeous sweaters. Like…
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Your Serve

As a mom of three, I’ve managed to rustle up hundreds of meals for my family over the past few decades. No, I didn’t start out at as a stellar chef, but over time a few tricks of the trade have tipped my way. Nevertheless, who hasn’t run out of dinner ideas occasionally, or resorted…
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Second Endings

When nearing the end of an hour-long community band rehearsal (for which one wasn’t fully prepared in the first place), an amateur instrumentalist may find few words more welcome from the director’s mouth than these: “Second endings! Second endings!” Those uptempo marches by John Phillip Sousa and Karl King often have two or more repeated…
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