Halloween Crafts

— Give these easy craft ideas a try. They’re short; they’re sweet; they’re fun and the end results are spooktacular! Halloween Mosaics Cut small squares of various colors of paper. On a piece of heavy white paper stock, draw the outline of a pumpkin, Frankenstein or other Halloween character. With a small dab of all-purpose glue... Read More

Oct. 28 is National Chocolate Day

— If you always like to accompany your cup of coffee with a chocolate cookie or other chocolate-based treat, you should probably be familiar with at least its three main categories: Most notably used for cooking, Dark Chocolate can contain anything from 30% to 75% cocoa solids. It has a slightly sweet, slightly bitter flavor and... Read More

What Kind Of Difference Are You Making?

— Do you wake up every morning and say “I’m going to change the world today”? Most of us would feel a bit grandiose saying that, yet many of us really DO want to change the world, and we DO want to make a difference. And we often feel discouraged and disheartened at our inability to... Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness and Detection

— According to, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects a significant population of American women. The good news is that, if detected early, breast cancer can often be successfully treated. Breast cancer occurs when cells in breasts called “tumors”... Read More

Recipe Corner: Chocolate Cake

— Ingredients 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup butter 2 1/2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup water Directions Melt chocolate and 1/2 cup water together (can be done in microwave if you are careful not to burn it) and... Read More

Tips for Managing and Treating Depression

— Battling clinical depression can be a very scary thing. Fortunately, there are many ways to cope with depression or offer support for someone who is fighting depression. If you see a therapist for your depression, it is important that you are honest with them about how you feel. By holding back or not telling your... Read More

Beer-Simmered Grilled Sausages

— Ingredients: A needle or pin and a cork 3 pounds uncooked sausages 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 cups beer, as needed 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Mustard, for serving Directions: Prick each sausage a half-dozen times with a needle or pin stuck in a cork. Arrange the onion slices on the bottom of a sauté pan.... Read More

Beer Through the Years

— Around 10,000 years ago, somebody let a primordial barley and hop concoction stand long enough for it to ferment. The result not only made anonymous history, it was the genesis of beer’s own special influence throughout the ages. It was the accepted practice in Babylonia, as early as 4000 years ago, that for a month... Read More

Let’s Celebrate!

— We are celebrating 6 birthdays this month as well as a Labor Day Celebration on Friday the 1st. Our birthdays are Beverly D. turning 67, Frances M. turning 96, Floyd S. turning 65, Lawrence P. turning 87, Barbara J. turning 83, and last but not least Patricia C turning 87. We are also celebrating new... Read More

Celebrating Labor Day

— The tradition of celebrating Labor Day as a national holiday is over one hundred years old. From its original conception as a labor union celebration, it has grown to be symbolic of the end of summer activities. It began in 1882 in New York as a parade by the Knights of Columbus to give credit... Read More