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Spice up Thousand Island Dressing

Janet McNabb’s Spicy Thousand Island Dressing 1 c                   Mayonnaise 1/4 c                Sweet pickles, chopped 1/4 c                Datil pepper sauce (or “to taste”0 [Read More]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hints on activewear

Active wear – this could include hiking, camping, running or in my case, biking.  When you select outerwear fabrics they should provide efficient protection without adding undue weight or bulk, especially in hot Florida.  Some of these [Read More]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

History neglected is identity lost

  As a trained historian, I find the historical ignorance of this generation of students appalling and scary.  If you don’t know where the human race has been or what it has done, your ability to understand humanity and yourself is vastly [Read More]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tips to combat summer drought

GAINESVILLE –  As drought conditions continue, some Florida yards and gardens may start to look less than lush. “Certain ornamental plants such as roses, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and many annuals are more vulnerable to drought [Read More]

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

STEM experience scholarship for 4-H

  GAINESVILLE –  Florida 4-H has been awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet to introduce youth to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at two overnight camps, Camp Timpoochee and Camp Cherry Lake, and several [Read More]

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Protect your home from wildfires

GAINESVILLE –  As communities in Florida face a record drought, many residents have been waking up to the smell of smoke from nearby wildfires. And some may even face blazes in their own backyards. “Those most at risk will be those who live [Read More]

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lightner sponsoring trip to England

 SAINT AUGUSTINE –   Join the Lightner Museum on an exciting trip on a trip to England and its treasures including Highclere Castle, otherwise known as Downton Abbey®, from the popular PBS television series. England’s Treasures is a [Read More]

March 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clam chowder the Mary Ellen way

April 2 is the day. St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Elkton, is the place. Noon to 4 p.m. is the time for the annual St. Ambrose Church Fair, an afternoon offering great food, great entertainment and an opportunity to visit with neighbors under the [Read More]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

FLAGLER BEACH – Flagler County offers what you might call surf and turf festivals this weekend (March 25 and 26). At the Flagler Beach Pier it’s the Flagler Surf Series No. 9 featuring pro/am surfing competitions on the south side of the [Read More]

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments