REPORTER FILE PHOTO |Jo Ann Kirkland
The pile of sand-encrusted snow that lived in the corner of the Reporter’s parking lot for the entire winter is finally gone. At the beach, piping plovers are building their nests, although a snowy owl was spotted just a day before. After the winter we had, even he doesn’t know it’s time to fly away. Maple trees shoot out the tiniest buds, forsythia bloom and our friends return from warmer places. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Macaroni and cheese is the classic American comfort food.
The United States has its share of dubious food traditions. Packaged pork rinds, the Happy Meal and turducken spring to mind. But don’t blame America for orange cheese — we did not start it.
BOB DeSTFANO PHOTO | Ed Mangiarotti with his hall of flame plaque.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of doing this writing thing a long time ago.
As I’m putting together this column, I’m sitting on the balcony of a hotel in the Florida Keys overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.
Is this the way all writers live? (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?
The first thing we need is a sturdy wheelbarrow, and if it’s in a bright cheery color, so much the better. (more…)
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Garth Griffin in his FIT Center office.
I have always been impressed with people who knew what they wanted in life and went after it. (more…)