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Shortbread for St. Patrick's Day

...often thought of as a food originating in Scotland, shortbread has actually been a baking staple over the whole of the British Isles for centuries, including Ireland. Early versions started out as dry, hard rusk-like "biscuits" that evolved, over time...

...beautiful paths I know."And once in Scotland, after finishing the West Highland Way and happily making day hikes around the Isle of Skye, I found that speaking of Rhenigidale could have a profound effect. One especially excited bus driver nearly ran off...
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The joys of shopping locally

...hinges would be in the nail and pipe section of the store, I proceeded to go up and down a couple of isles. As I made the turn down the third isle, I saw a sales person at the end. I notice that she was talking to someone at the time and I figured...
Kids & families claim prizes at Ice Fishing Derby awards celebration

...their Soldotna store for an awards presentation. As a result of this invitation, the parking lot was packed, and the store isles were full of kids and families stepping up to claim their trophies, prizes, and pictures. "This year was truly our best...
Thomas Harold Witcher

...Beach, Calif., graduated from Grant's Pass High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-68 on the USS Isle Royale. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in automotive technology.Tom worked as a logger and long haul truck driver...
It won't be long now ...

...he's having a personality conflict with. Maybe I could help him out with that issue. Nick can be reached at if he isn't with his bride stalking the isles at COSTCO during their annual pre winter big city safari.
Hakkinen helps U.S. to 7th place

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine -- Germany won the mixed relay at the biathlon World Cup on Saturday...competing at the Maine Winter Sports Center's Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle. Pursuit events are scheduled for Sunday. Next weekend's competition...
Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil: Fresh ingredients make for some fantastic combinations

...After preparing a colorful and intensely flavorful Insalata Caprese, you'll feel as if you've been transported to Italy's Isle of Capri, where the down-to-earth sun-kissed salad originated. The flavors and visual appeal of vine-ripened tomatoes...
Aquarium plant threatens Peninsula waterways

...perennial plant is native to much of North America south of mid-BC, Canada, and has naturalized in many places in the British Isles, where it is a problem. Canadian waterweed is closely related to western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii), a native of both...
Irish Eyes smile on Alaska's only St. Patricks Day parade

...Ireland's Patron Saint who died during the fifth century. St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle and having explained the Holy Trinity with the three leaves of an Irish Clover or shamrock. The St. Patrick's Day Parade...


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