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09/16/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

When Stan Church was in his early 30s, he was already the founder and owner of one of the top marketing agencies in New York. But when he wasn’t pitching clients or coming up with innovative ways to reinvigorate a brand like the Pillsbury doughboy, he was sailing. (more…)

10/10/15 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Our columnist didn't attempt a complicated pie like this one, but his challenge was difficult enough.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Our columnist didn’t attempt a complicated pie like this one, but his challenge was difficult enough.

I always thought there was some great mystery behind making pies. A mystery that I believed I could never solve.I decided to start out slowly and for my first attempt

However, in late August, a pear tree that I planted 10 years ago was loaded with fruit for the first time. They were not plump, just hard pears. I picked all of them and placed them in the fridge. It was then that I was hit with the challenge of  “why not make a pear pie?” Could I do it, I wondered? (more…)