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Toledo Farmers Market

This was the third week of market; there were thirteen vendors with tables full of items to sell. Produce that was available included radishes, rhubarb, green onions, spinach, lettuce, asparagus, garlic, and turnips. I had a delightful surprise. My little granddaughter Morgyn came to market ...

The Stoplight Festival

The date for the third annual Toledo Stoplight Festival is rapidly approaching. On July 6, 2012, beginning at 4:30 p.m., a night of music and merriment will begin. Festival hours have been extended this year to allow each band more playing time. The festival will end at 11 p.m.A committee of ...

DID YOU SEE???

You all know the old adage, "truth is stranger than fiction," and this certainly is no exception. In recent weeks, the following stories have been in the media. Names have NOT been changed to protect anyone because I don't think any names are used. Five stories that will perhaps tickle your ...

Toledo Farmers Market

This was the second week of market. Twenty five flowers were planted by kids that came to market. They gave these flowers to their Mothers for Mothers Day. There were 16 vendors with tables full of bakery, eggs, noodles, plants, turnips, radishes, fresh herbs, dry herbs, nut meats, spinach, ...

Free to roam

Some of you will know the last few years have relegated me to a certain level of reclusiveness. Not that I am antisocial, but that certain responsibilities have kept me tied somewhat to home and the monitoring of my network, which is how I pay the bills.When the decision was made to build a ...

Husband of the Year Award

There is no exact litmus test on the "Husband of the Year" award and for the sake of too many arguments, most of the husbands reading this column are pretty darn good husbands for sure. But to be the actual "Husband of the Year" takes some doing. Dedication to the one you love; sacrifice to ...

Toledo Farmers Market

The first market of the season was held on Friday, May 4. There were 13 vendors with an abundance of items to sell. Some of the items were asparagus, spinach, winter onions, radishes, rhubarb, chicken eggs, noodles, herbs, dry hot pepper, jams, jellies, snacks, bakery, homemade angel food ...

On the road to Laramie

Shifting gears a bit and doing something I have never done before, I met my friend and neighbor Derek at the head of the lane. He is driving a Freightliner. A freightliner is the tractor part of a tractor trailer combination.My intention was to experience what it is to be an over the ...

Mother’s Day—Special moments

Years ago when our three daughters were just tykes, Deb had the opportunity to go on an overnight retreat with some of her lady friends and wondered if I could "hold down the fort" while she was away. Haruumph!Of course I could. Being a mom can't be that tough. Heck, what does she do all day ...

Toledo Farmers Market

When this article goes to print we will have our first market under our belt. I do hope there was some produce there for you the customer to purchase. You would think with the early warm weather we had, our gardens would be bursting with young sprouts of vegetables. That is not happening at ...