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Powerful pachyderms retire to Florida, but circus must go on

Be a light!

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome to the greatest show on earth.” Founded in 1884 in Wisconsin, it is a spectacle of superhuman feats pushing the limits of every imagination. Who doesn’t thrill to the dazzling lights, music and costumes of Ringling Brothers famous circus? I’ll bet you thought it was gone forever, but it […]

Fashion is as fashion does: Set pace with a good fit


“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society,” said Mark Twain. Sending out a shout of annoyance to a couple of my distant kin folk for their disobedience many years ago. It happened in the Garden of Eden. They knew better but chose to eat off the forbidden tree. Both are responsible, despite the difference […]

School end brings tears, celebration for students, families

Odds & Ends

• Ashley Armstrong drove her grandparents, Jim and Patsy Armstrong, to attend their granddaughter Gretchen King’s graduation from Virginia Wesleyan College on May 13. Joining the celebration was mom, Carla King, sister, Serenity King, and friend, Anthony Armstrong. Ellis King, who lives near Broadway, hosted a graduation celebration on Sunday for the families. • Lisa White and her daughter, Tiffany, […]

Remember on Memorial Day, and thank EMS workers this week

Bits & Pieces

• The Bolar Volunteer Fire Department will not hold a turkey shoot Saturday, May 27, due to it being a holiday weekend. Be sure to come out at the next one on Saturday, June 24, beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine. • Bath County Arts Association invites area youth, ages 14-18, to participate in the 2023 Bath County Youth […]

What’s hot in entertainment: mermaids?

ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS – Thank you for reading the column this week. We’ve got a lot of entertainment for you. The first thing you should know is that actors are not thinking about going on strike. Will I run out of entertainment to write about because of this? No. Where there’s a drunk at three in the morning, there’s entertainment. New […]

Pork cracklins and rugby: Recipe offers new lease on life

Camp Cookin’

ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS — Omelet sa Cvarcima, or omelet with pork cracklings — I think I’ve got the Croatian language terms correct. Croatian has seven cases, I recall, such as nominative, accusative, dative, etc., with the endings jumping all over the place. In this case, it’s the Croatian instrumental case, governed by the “sa,” meaning “with.” Enough grammar. Don’t be surprised […]

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