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OUR FAMILY’S ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING

By Ray Lucas Each year, every corporation in America is required by law to hold an annual Shareholder meeting. It’s typically a boring affair that requires the shareholders to vote on corporate board members, approve an accounting firm and to hear from executives sharing their annual report and strategic vision for the year ahead. While…Read More

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PRINCESS OF THE HEART

Four-year-old to hold court over annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk By Mandy Wolf Detwiler  Photos by Tony Bennett and Courtesy Images AT FOUR YEARS of age, many a young girl dreams of being a princess. For Remi McCrite, being chosen as a princess to represent the Kentuckiana Heart Walk means much more. It’s literally a celebration…Read More

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TO HAVE & TO HOLD (AND THROW) (category)

Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany By Morgan Sprigler Wedding Season is upon us and the DIY options are endless. Crafting for a wedding not only helps cut down costs but adds a personal touch that won’t soon be forgotten. Can you picture yourself and your soon-to-be being showered in flowers as you exit your ceremony as husband and wife? If…Read More

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‘STUPID EASY’ SABOTAGE

By Angie Fenton  A little over a month ago, I made a decision to invest in my health by signing up with a local wellness and weight loss program. I’d recently received had my cholesterol tested, and for the first time in my life, it was high. Too high. And that scared me. After my…Read More

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THE GREATEST GIFT SINCE SLICED BREAD

By Ray Lucas Don’t you love it when you receive a surprise gift that blows you away? It doesn’t happen as often for me as an adult, but I remember as a child receiving memorable gifts that were not only unexpected but turned out to be something I didn’t know I needed, and that suddenly…Read More

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THE FAMILY COMPOUND: WHY IT WORKS FOR US

Our resident family explores a close-knit life We’ve mentioned before that we live very near our extended family. The word “near” may be an understatement in our case. You see, in reality, it’s something closer to “on top of” or even “all up in the business” of that family. Some of our friends think we’re…Read More

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PAPER PLATE DERBY HAT

Hats off to the best time of the year Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany By Morgan Sprigler Derby Season is upon us, yall! Now, I’m no BritniKnable from HeadCandi (if it’s even possible that you don’t know Britni, google her RIGHT NOW!). But, I have discovered that I am capable of…Read More

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Let It Snow

Made By Morgan Snow Frames are a special way to save your memories By Morgan Sprigler The most wonderful time of the year is here, and do you know what that means? An endless array of crafting possibilities! When I was strolling through Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop in New Albany last week, I…Read More

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Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop vs. Shipley’s Tavern

And the winner is…everyone   By D. Todd Applegate Photos by Christian Watson The latest Extol food excursion took me to two iconic establishments in Madison that you simply must try: Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop and Shipley’s Tavern.   Of the two, Hinkle’s is more well known to outsiders, but both are well known to locals….Read More