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Columns

A Few of My Favorite Things

Ask anyone, whether for Christmas or Hanukkah, there is one special thing that he or she may display in their homes to mark these celebrations. You know what I’m talking about. Maybe it’s the Charlie Brown Christmas tree or the famous leg lamp that finds its way into your front window ...

Lesson Learned At Lowe’s

A recent trip to Lowe’s in Wheeling has renewed my belief that people are just nicer in this valley. Case in point: our purchase of the day included two large sheets of plywood. After the sticker shock, I was offering to help my better half maneuver the sheets into a cart when two gentlemen ...

Christmas Is Here, Bring Out Your Treasures

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is everywhere. It seems the season moves rapidly forward with little time for Advent or waiting. But so much depends on the holiday season, from Black Friday business promotions, to family gatherings, travel, work and school schedules, that it’s easy ...

Thanksgiving Gatherings Bring Antiques to the Table

Antiques and Thanksgiving just naturally go together. After all, fall is the time for enjoying family, friends, your home and hearth. So, what better time to pull out your treasures and feature them on the table. From platters to china patterns, to serving dishes and table linens, ...

Case Closed?

As I write this column, the jury is still out in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial. By now, anyone who reads the newspaper or listens to the news knows what this case has been about. Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and wounded another during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August ...

What’s The Rush?

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is about three weeks away. No, I do not skip over Thanksgiving and head straight into Christmas. No sir, I like Thanksgiving too much to jump right into Advent. In my opinion Thanksgiving is one of the least stressful of the seasonal holidays. That is ...