Party Protocol

he holiday party season is in full swing, promising evenings of fun conversation,…
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A Literary Holiday

Are there readers left who are weary of plastic greenery and wire-and-bristle conifers…
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Of Wood and Rust

On my father’s farm was a simple barn. Painted brick-red, the barn was…
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Unexpected Treasures

In her career as a wedding planner, Jessica Rourke has learned that details bring together the ideal event…
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A Private Retreat

The average person spends a fair amount of time in the bathroom. It’s the place to get ready…
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Help, Hope, and Dignity

These are the powerful words of William Booth, words that became the mission…
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Through the Flames

‘‘Anything that can happen will happen, says Senior Firefighter Josh “Moose” Moskaitis, Station 1,…
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Beneath the Surface

Plaster possesses specific qualities of the earth: it begins wet like mud but…
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Natural Horsemanship

Before natural horse-manship, “breaking” a horse was long assumed to be sound training. Then along came Monty Roberts, known as the “horse whisperer,” in the 1950s, and everything changed. His observation of horses interacting with…
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The State of West Columbia

Take in the spectacular river views from the new Black Rooster rooftop bar, savor the melt-in-your-mouth French toast…
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The Penny Tax Affair

Tax revenues afford opportunities and temptations. The 2012 Transportation Penny Program, also known as the Penny Tax, is…
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55°

Fred McElveen, M.D., grew up Baptist. He did not drink until he was…
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Field to Fork

With the height of hunting season in November, now is the time to…
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Build a Bowl

Everything tastes better in a bowl — or so it seems. Gone are…
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