The Holidays at Home

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Oct
30

Comings and Goings…We will be home for the holidays

by Jean Gordon Thanksgiving Day will be here in 26 days and 25 days after it’ll be Christmas Day — my two favorite holidays of the year because all of my life they’ve been about family and going home. No doubt this year…

Oct
30

From the Librarian… Regular hours are back

by Maria DavisThe Holidays are fast approaching and I think they are going to look very different from years past. However, the one thing that remains the same is our love for our friends and family. We here at Mountains Branch Library hope…

Oct
30

The Arts… At home for the holidays

by Mary Karr Home can be your favorite retreat at this season.  It can offer something wonderfully on its own. “Winter is the time for comfort,for good food and warmth,for the touch of a friendly hand,And for a talk beside the fire:It is…

Oct
30

Built to Last… Color, color, and more for 2021

Bu David H. Wulff, AIAI love this time of the year when some apparently knowledgeable people decide (based on who knows what criteria) what the colors are to be for the following year. Each of the paint companies gather together (separately I am…

Oct
30

Real Estate Market Watch… Time is of the essence

By Wes and Cathy ClearyAnd the chaos continues! No sooner than a property hits the market, showing appointments fill up and interested buyers may not have enough time to get into town before it goes under contract. We touched on the importance of…

Oct
30

Good for the Soul… Conversations with yourself

By Mary ReitanoWe sometimes joke about people who talk to themselves! But it is normal. Aren’t we always talking to ourselves silently, in our thoughts? Megan Smidt, life coach, observed–“You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your…

Oct
30

Big Ideas for Small Businesses…Building foundations while working from home

by Teri A. CoutuTeric Enterprise Solutions How many past holiday seasons did you wish you could just stay home and not go into the office? If you’re like many people this year, you no longer have to wish! Now, I could provide you…

Oct
30

I have coins that I want appraised

by Robert TaylorA pretty typical question I’m asked frequently.There are several variables that need to be determined before you and the appraiser can get together.Most important is the size of the coin collection. Is it just 1-2 coins or is it a large…

Oct
30

Wine and Vine…A very merry toast

by Justin Taylor My favorite time of year lies between Halloween and Christmas. The weather is invigorating, the colors of fall brighten our minds, and the joy of bringing gifts to those around us renews our youthful spirit. These gifts take physical and…

Oct
30

From the Pastor’s Desk…I think I saw a parable

by Rev. Everette Chapman Several years ago I found and purchased for my professional library a book entitled Learning to Preach Like Jesus by Dr. Ralph Lewis, the Charles and Margaret Cochran Professor of Preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and…