By Debi Lander
American tourists often overlook Wales, an independent country about the size of Massachusetts, belonging to the United Kingdom along with Scotland, England and Northern Ireland; however, of all the countries I’ve visited, Wales is the most family-friendly I’ve encountered.
Fall for football food
By Scott Stegmaier
With September quickly passing by comes the season we all seem to enjoy: fall. There is so much to endure during these fun months, especially football. A time for family, friends and food — and what would football be without the food?
By Lesley Arrandale
As September rolled in, so did Hurricane Hermine. We watched with bated breath as the track gradually shifted and lifted to the north and breathed again as we were spared the worst of the storm. Not everyone was so lucky.
By David Lifka
Have you ever noticed the crowds often fishing the banks at the Shands Bridge on State Road 16 and wonder what they are catching? On certain days people can be seen lined up almost elbow to elbow with fishing poles in hand. If you watch long enough you will probably get to see an angler hook up, battle and land this mystery fish, tossing it into their cooler and quickly casting out again.
By Mare Contrare
“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.”
~Linus from “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
The Great Pumpkin will have difficulty choosing the most “sincere” pumpkin patch here in Mandarin, as each offers its own distinctive choices.