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Used to be there was just beer, and perhaps a special Octoberfest offering. Today the varieties and offerings are endless. It is no surprise that there are numerous Spring seasonal offerings. The Brewers Association recently asked member breweries to provide a list of their 2015 Spring seasonal craft beers. Those lists can be found here, […]

Here’s another story about a once factory-driven community trying to hold on until it can re-invent itself. In this case it is the local hospital that is providing stability – as an employer and as provider of social fabric to a place that otherwise could easily have lost its bearings. Once home to vibrant downtowns, […]

The idea sounded appealing, but as a parent of three ideal and reality often differ. Tech or no tech, a family reality intrudes. But, I suppose, that’s life. How DID my folks do it ? All day rips to Canada on the old U.S. 9 before there was an I-87 ? Here is one person’s […]

The idea sounded appealing, but as a parent of three ideal and reality often differ. Tech or no tech, a family reality intrudes. But, I suppose, that’s life. How DID my folks do it ? All day rips to Canada on the old U.S. 9 before there was an I-87 ? Here is one person’s […]

I have enjoyed listening to reports from Eric Weiner for years on National Public Radio and elsewhere. Recently I stumbled upon this essay fo his posted at bbcnews.com. Personally, I have always been drawn to Canada, things Canadian and the peoples of Canada. But, as an old-time hockey fan, I must think that there are […]

I have enjoyed listening to reports from Eric Weiner for years on National Public Radio and elsewhere. Recently I stumbled upon this essay fo his posted at bbcnews.com. Personally, I have always been drawn to Canada, things Canadian and the peoples of Canada. But, as an old-time hockey fan, I must think that there are […]

Hoping for a Montreal-Detroit series (and I was not the only one), I found this cool video (circa 1970’s-check out the hair styles and the threads) about the Wings-Canadiens series won by Detroit. It is hosted by Curt Gowdy and features Bud Lynch, longtime voice of the Detroit Red Wings. This year’s Detroit-Montreal series did […]

Hoping for a Montreal-Detroit series (and I was not the only one), I found this cool video (circa 1970’s-check out the hair styles and the threads) about the Wings-Canadiens series won by Detroit. It is hosted by Curt Gowdy and features Bud Lynch, longtime voice of the Detroit Red Wings. This year’s Detroit-Montreal series did […]

40 years later, passions and opinions are still strong. No matter one’s perspective, it is agreed by all that April 30, 1975 was an important day in American history. This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born on this date, April 29, in 1899 in Washington, DC. This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born on this date, April 29, in 1899 in Washington, DC. This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

A new logo has just been announced for Canada’s 150 th anniversary. And, already there is controversy surrounding it. Selected from 300 entries in a contest aimed at students, the winning design is a stylized maple leaf made up of multi-coloured diamond shapes. It will be featured in all Government of Canada products and events […]

A new logo has just been announced for Canada’s 150 th anniversary. And, already there is controversy surrounding it. Selected from 300 entries in a contest aimed at students, the winning design is a stylized maple leaf made up of multi-coloured diamond shapes. It will be featured in all Government of Canada products and events […]

Calvin Peete, who won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer, has died at age 71. Peete was famous for his ability to hit long and accurate drives, and for many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world. More This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

Calvin Peete, who won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer, has died at age 71. Peete was famous for his ability to hit long and accurate drives, and for many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world. More This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, rising on a 145-acre parcel on the developing east side of Winston-Salem, is a partnership between the city and state, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest University and Wexford Science and Technology, the Baltimore-based primary developer. The development, initially named the Piedmont Triad Research Park, was once the site of […]

“Chefs from some of the chillier regions of North America are making an effort to dive deeper into their habitat. From New England up through the Maritime Provinces of Canada and west to Montreal and Toronto, they are doing culinary work that poses questions without simple answers: What exactly is Northern cooking? And how do […]

“Chefs from some of the chillier regions of North America are making an effort to dive deeper into their habitat. From New England up through the Maritime Provinces of Canada and west to Montreal and Toronto, they are doing culinary work that poses questions without simple answers: What exactly is Northern cooking? And how do […]

Jayne Meadows, the actress who starred on Broadway, in the movies and on television, but who was probably best known for her 46-year role as Steve Allen’s wife, business partner and frequent co-star, died on April 16 at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 95. Ms. Meadows was never as well known as her […]

Jayne Meadows, the actress who starred on Broadway, in the movies and on television, but who was probably best known for her 46-year role as Steve Allen’s wife, business partner and frequent co-star, died on April 16 at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 95. Ms. Meadows was never as well known as her […]

  Marcel Pronovost, a Hockey Hall of Fame member who won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and three times as a scout, died on April 26. He was 84 years old. Pronovost had 345 points in 1,206 games in 21 seasons as a defenseman with the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. […]

Marcel Pronovost, a Hockey Hall of Fame member who won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and three times as a scout, died Sunday. He was 84 years old. Pronovost had 345 points in 1,206 games in 21 seasons as a defenseman with the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won the […]

A fascinating story found as a history posting at NPR.org on this anniversary of the event: On April 27, 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank while traveling up the Mississippi River, killing an estimated 1,800 people. The event remains the worst maritime disaster in U.S. History (the Titanic killed 1,512 people). Yet few know […]

  A fascinating story found as a history posting at NPR.org on this anniversary of the event: On April 27, 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank while traveling up the Mississippi River, killing an estimated 1,800 people. The event remains the worst  maritime disaster in U.S. History (the Titanic killed 1,512 people). Yet few know […]

Jim Fanning, a longtime Montreal Expos general manager who spent over 60 years in a variety of roles in professional baseball, has died. He was 87. Fanning was named the Expos’ first GM in August 1968 and spent 25 years with the club. He served as vice-president, scout and had two stints as manager (1981-’82, […]

  Jim Fanning, a longtime Montreal Expos general manager who spent over 60 years in a variety of roles in professional baseball, has died. He was 87. Fanning was named the Expos’ first GM in August 1968 and spent 25 years with the club. He served as vice-president, scout and had two stints as manager […]

Even without a special event, the border at Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach, Alabama is a famous one for its is the site of the Flora-Bama. The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package (aka The Flora-Bama or “THE BAMA”), located on Perdido Key in Pensacola, adjacent the Alabama/Florida state line. It is a honky-tonk, oyster bar, beach […]

Even without a special event, the border at Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach, Alabama is a famous one for its is the site of the Flora-Bama.  The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package (aka The Flora-Bama or “THE BAMA”), located on Perdido Key in Pensacola, adjacent the Alabama/Florida state line. It is a honky-tonk, oyster bar, beach bar, and […]

There are only a few cowboy cooks left in the U.S., and Kent Rollins is one of them. Along with his wife (photographer Shannon Keller Rollins), he offers sizzling steaks and down-home philosophy to the cowboys who herd cattle and show up mighty hungry at the Rollins’ 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon. CBS News ran some […]

There are only a few cowboy cooks left in the U.S., and Kent Rollins is one of them. Along with his wife (photographer Shannon Keller Rollins), he offers sizzling steaks and down-home philosophy to the cowboys who herd cattle and show up mighty hungry at the Rollins’ 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon. CBS News ran some […]

It’s 30 years since the introduction of “New Coke”. New Coke was the unofficial name for the reformulation of Coca-Cola introduced in the spring of 1985 to replace the original formula of Coca-Cola. New Coke originally had no separate name of its own, but was simply known as “the new taste of Coca-Cola” until 1992 […]

It’s 30 years since the introduction of “New Coke”. New Coke was the unofficial name for the reformulation of Coca-Cola introduced in the spring of 1985  to replace the original formula of Coca-Cola. New Coke originally had no separate name of its own, but was simply known as “the new taste of Coca-Cola” until 1992 when […]

Looking back, it seems to have all started in the 1950’s with the Dodgers, Giants and Athletics, then came the Lakers, Royals and Warriors, more recently the Jets, Nordiques, North Stars and Whalers. Decades later they’re still at it. The American Hockey League, in operation since the 1930’s with its roots in the northeast, is […]

Looking back, it seems to have all started in the 1950’s with the Dodgers, Giants and the Atheletics , then came the Lakers, Royals and Warriors, more recently the Jets, Nordiques, North Stars and Whalers. Decades later they’re still at it. The American Hockey League, in operation since the 1930’s with roots in the northeast, […]

http://i.cbc.ca/1.3047125.1429877808!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/robert-cohen-rcmp-being-canadian-movie.jpg Los Angeles-based comedy writer and displaced Canadian Rob Cohen was sick of battling the usual stereotypes of Canadians(but, sadly, sometimes true) stereotypes. And he hated that no one (besides his fellow “California Canadians”) knew anything—or even cared—about Canada. So he decided to make a movie. In Being Canadian, Cohen travels across the country, seeing […]

Los Angeles-based comedy writer and displaced Canadian Rob Cohen was sick of battling the usual stereotypes of Canadians(but, sadly, sometimes true) stereotypes. And he hated that no one (besides his fellow “California Canadians”) knew anything—or even cared—about Canada. So he decided to make a movie. In Being Canadian, Cohen travels across the country, seeing the […]

The Ottawa Valley is the valley of the Ottawa, along the boundary between Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. More than half wilderness, the is home to over 900 lakes and four major river systems. Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, itself is at the confluence of three rivers, the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau. Samuel de Champlain traveling […]

The Ottawa Valley is the valley of the Ottawa, along the boundary between Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. More than half  wilderness, the is home to  over 900 lakes and four major river systems. Canada’s capital city, Ottawa,  itself  is at the confluence of three rivers,  the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau. Samuel de Champlain traveling the area between […]

Bad enough, the fight over whether the perfect hot dog is appropriately covered by mustard or ketchup. (I am firmly on the mustard side and do not “get” hot dogs with ketchup). But now the makers of those condiments are in a brawl themselves. It seems French’s whose expertise is in mustard and Heinz, who […]

Bad enough, the fight over whether the perfect hot dog is appropriately covered by mustard or ketchup. (I am firmly on the mustard side and do not “get” hot dogs with ketchup). But now the makers of those condiments are in a brawl themselves. It seems French’s whose expertise is in mustard and Heinz, who […]

Lois Lillienstein of the Canadian children’s musical trio Sharon, Lois & Bram has died at age 78. The multi-award-winning recording artists won the hearts of Canadian kids and families with their fun-loving songs like as Skinnamarink and Peanut Butter. The group also had a top-rated preschool show, Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show. It aired on […]

Betty Willis, who died on April 26 at age 91,  created the flashing “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” neon sign along Interstate 15 that has served as a gateway to the city since 1959. The sign, according to the National Register of Historic Places that listed it in 2009, “is the best-preserved and indeed the […]

Betty Willis created the flashing “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” neon sign along Interstate 15 that has served as a gateway to the city since 1959. The sign, according to the National Register of Historic Places that listed it in 2009, “is the best-preserved and indeed the most iconic expression of the remarkable ascendancy of […]

Folks in the know say it’s been a decent season for backyard rinks. But these folks are also concerned because the season is getting shorter. Real life environmental issues seem to be intruding on the idyllic ice surface built to be a refuge. This feature courtesy of PRI highlights the passion of those who create […]

Folks in the know say it’s been a decent season for backyard rinks. But these folks are also concerned because the season is getting shorter. Real life environmental issues seem to be intruding on the idyllic ice surface built to be a refuge. This feature courtesy of PRI highlights the passion of those who create […]

  Folks in the know say it’s been a decent season for backyard rinks. But these folks are also concerned because the season is getting shorter. Real life environmental issues seem to be intruding on the idyllic ice surface built to be a refuge. This feature courtesy of PRI highlights the passion of those who […]

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died Tuesday in Simsbury, Conn., after a brief illness, said her daughter, Mary Ellen Keefe. Keefe […]

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died Tuesday in Simsbury, Conn., after a brief illness, said her daughter, Mary Ellen Keefe. Keefe […]

In trying to figure out just what we as people are about in the 21st century many of us have been guided by Robert Putnam. His book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community in 2000 was developed from his 1995 essay entitled Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital. In it he surveyed […]

In trying to figure out just what we as people are about in the 21st century many of us have been guided by Robert Putnam. His book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community in 2000 was developed from his 1995 essay entitled Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital. In it he surveyed […]

  Hard to believe that it is already some 30 years since “Cheers” was first broadcast on network television.The show, to those who may not recall, was  set in a bar named Cheers (named after the popular toast) in Boston, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The show’s main theme […]

Tisdale is a business centre for the rich agricultural area of northeastern  Saskatchewan. Located at the junction of Highways 35 and 3, and serviced  by both the the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways, Tisdale is the grain handling centre of the region with five inland grain terminals, and is the centre of local industry. That […]

Zip Ode: Poetry Defining Where You Live Here is a variation on a Smart Community Narrative. The Public Radio program “The Takeaway” is teaming up with the O, Miami Poetry Festival and WLRN-Miami Herald to ask folks you to pay tribute through the use of their zip codes. Specifically, they are asking us to memorialize our […]

The first round West Division series between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild is an interesting one. Some good players and two enthusiastic fan bases. But we can’t help but look back fondly at early St. Louis-Minnesota match-ups. But at that time the Minnesota team was North Stars. It was the late 1960’s,many years […]

Their Jets may have lost the game (and the series 0-4), but it sure was a night that will be remembered – and not just in Winnipeg. Winnipegers celebrated the return of playoff hockey for the first time in 19 years, and the rest of the world noticed. It was an impressive site and an […]

Last week brought much coverage for the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Similar to what transpired after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, it is an event that captured the attention and emotions of a nation. Following Lincoln’s death, funeral services were held in Washington D.C. and then at additional […]

Last week brought much coverage for the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Similar to what transpired after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, it is an event that captured the attention and emotions of a nation. Following Lincoln’s death, funeral services were held in Washington D.C. and then at additional […]

Many years ago, a favorite Vermont inn was located at the intersection of Routes 4 and 100A at Bridgewater Corners. It was rustic, the food was delicious and the innkeepers knew how to do their thing. I don’t know what it’s like these many years later. In a world that is so changed, I’m glad […]

Today is Patriots’ Day. It is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. The holiday was originally celebrated on April 19, the actual anniversary of the battles. Since 1969, it has been observed on the third Monday […]

Today is Patriots’ Day. It is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. The holiday was originally celebrated on April 19, the actual anniversary of the battles. Since 1969, it has been observed on the third Monday […]

Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany during World War I and World War II. They were used along with Rationing Stamps and Cards to reduce pressure on […]

The San Francisco Chronicle offers this unique slide show describing some of the unique nicknames of some California communities. Some might be predictable (Strawberries, Raisin, Horseradish), others unique (Hub Cap Capital of the World) – all are interesting. This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

The San Francisco Chronicle offers this entertaining slide show that describes some of the unique nicknames of some California communities. Some might be predictable (Strawberries, Raisin, Horseradish), others perhaps (Hub Cap Capital of the World) – all are interesting. This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

The Dodgers’ former spring training site in Vero Beach, Fla., now called Historic Dodgertown, has found new life as a multisports complex. Most interestingly, it is Peter O’Malley, who is most repsonsible for saving the place. Peter is the son of Walter O’Malley, the man most responsible for the move of the Dodgers out of […]

The Brooklyn Brewery is trying to push New Yorkers’ palates even further by going back in time. This week, it hosted a dinner party inspired by the local cuisine of Dutch settlers and Native Americans in the 1650s. For appetizers, the brewery served clams seasoned with sumac, which the Lenape Indians used as a spice. […]

The standard history of hockey talks about the “Founding Teams” of the National Hockey League and then “The Original Six”. Beyond Montreal, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Boston and Detroit, we wondered, what our North America’s oldest professional hockey teams. We found that the oldest franchise was that which now plays in Hartford and calls itself […]

We just finished watching the lottery to determine who the first pick in this year’s NHL draft would be. It was a big production out of the Sportsnet studio in Toronto – broadcast live on network TV in both the U.S. and Canada. Very different from the first drafts back in the 1960’s. The first […]

In the early 1900s, most of the larger buildings in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan were heated by steam. The engineers who maintained the coal-fired boilers in the basements arranged for the creation of an elaborate network of tunnels linking them so that they could move themselves and their equipment from building to building without facing the […]

It was following the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs that the first Conn Smythe Trophy was awarded. The winner was Jean Beliveau of the winning Montreal Canadiens. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the player judged most valuable to his team (MVP) during the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Stanley Cup playoffs. The Conn Smythe […]

So said Thomas Mann, the James Earl Jones character, in Field of Dreams. He was speaking of the baseball field in the cornfields of Iowa. But he could just as easily have been referring to those gems of Americana (Canadiana) that lie off the beaten path and beyond the interstate (Trans-Canada). Try it on for […]

Clifton Hill is one of the major tourist promenades in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The street, close to Niagara Falls and the Niagara River, leads from River Road on the Niagara Parkway to intersect with Victoria Avenue. Today, the street contains a number of gift shops, wax museums, haunted houses, video arcades, restaurants, hotels and themed […]

Heywood Hale Broun (March 10, 1918 – September 5, 2001) was an author, sportswriter, commentator and actor. He was born and reared in New York City, the son of writer and activist Ruth Hale and newspaper columnist Heywood Broun. In 1940, Broun joined the staff at the New York tabloid PM as a sportswriter. His […]

It is hard to imagine just how excited Winnipegers must feel. Imagine if the Dodgers came back to Brooklyn or the Expos to Montreal. Winnipeg is about to host its first playoff game in 19 years. In the Globe and Mail, Roy McGregor has written another brilliant piece describing just what the original Jets came […]

In the age of Wikipedia and citizen journalism, some are warning caution and skepticism. Just because it is written or one claims to be an authority, they say, it may not necessarily be so. But, as this clip indicates, this is not a new phenomena. We hope you enjoy this interview of a unique chronicler […]

We like beer, Bert and Harry Piels commercials, Bob and Ray, and hockey. Here is a vintage Piels beer ad from the 1950’s featuring Bob and Ray as Bert and Harry Piels. It is set in Madison Sqaure Garden in which a hockey player from Montreal, Phillipe Dupre, is being interviewed – sort of. This […]

The Philadelphia Flyers have fired Craig Berube as coach. The move is causing a lot of talk in Philly though 80% in a newspaper poll seem to agree with it. As part of their comprehensive coverage of the news, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a slide show chronicling Flyers’ coaches over the years. Hard to believe […]

There is a change in the air and on the streets of Havana. It is slow and cautious but the difference is discernible. One example of the change can be seen as some in Cuba have noticed that the US flag is showing up on the streets of Havana — not flying from a flag […]

“One potential casualty of the great strides in the field of modern communication is the postcard. With the advent of Twitter and Instagram, the once mandatory holiday card is fading into nostalgia”. So began a fascinating piece by a Montreal local historian and freelance writer, Robert N. Wilkins. In his Montreal Diary in the Gazette, […]

Such was the connection made by the New York Times in trying to describe the mood in many cities (playoff cities) in Canada as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. In fairness, it was a real quote by Paul Maurice, coach of the Winnipeg Jets, to try to explain to an American journalist just how important […]

Such was the connection made by the New York Times in trying to describe the mood in many cities (playoff cities) in Canada as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. In fairness, it was a real quote by Paul Maurice, coach of the Winnipeg Jets, to try to explain to an American journalist just how important […]

To those who choose to do so, it is easy not to understand what the big deal is all about. But to more than a few the issue goes to the heart of what a community is all about. The source if the controversy is a road sign. The place is Lindstrom, Minnesota. You see, […]

To those who choose to do so, it is easy not to understand what the big deal is all about. But to more than a few the issue goes to the heart of what a community is all about. The source if the controversy is a road sign. The place is Lindstrom, Minnesota. You see, […]

For more than 20 years, Jeff Lee and Ann Martin have worked at a Denver bookshop, the Tattered Cover, squirreling away their paychecks in the pursuit of a single dream: a rural, live-in library where visitors will be able to connect with two increasingly endangered elements — the printed word and untamed nature. They have […]

For more than 20 years, Jeff Lee and Ann Martin have worked at a Denver bookshop, the Tattered Cover, squirreling away their paychecks in the pursuit of a single dream: a rural, live-in library where visitors will be able to connect with two increasingly endangered elements — the printed word and untamed nature. They have […]

It’s a story increasingly forgotten. But back 50 years ago it was a big deal when Canada introduced a new flag. Younger generations presume that the Maple Leaf was always the national flag. In fact, the read and white flag is a relatively recent addition to the national landscape. The national flag of Canada was […]

Ralph Sharon, best known as the piano accompanist to Tony Bennett but a marvelous musician in his own right, died on March 31 in Boulder, Colorado. He was 91. He performed nearly 300 shows a year with Tony Bennett for more than four decades. In fact, it was Sharon who discovered Bennett’s signature tune, “I […]

The media is already talking elections – most of it very early for the 2016 Presidential campaign. Some candidates have announced, others are campaigning though they have not announced yet. And, the media is already telling the story daily – though many of us do not care to listen yet. A less publicized vote involves […]

The media is already talking elections – most of it very early for the 2016 Presidential campaign. Some candidates have announced, others are campaigning though they have not announced yet. And, the media is already telling the story daily – though many of us do not care to listen yet. A less publicized vote involves […]

Henry Mancini was born on April 16, 1924. Perhaps best known composing The Pink Panther, he won 20 Grammy Awards and four Oscars, including this one – Moon River. He died on June 14, 1994. This article was first published on http://www.journeysinto.com.

Here is a variation on a Smart Community Narrative. The Public Radio program “The Takeaway” is teaming up with the O, Miami Poetry Festival and WLRN-Miami Herald to ask folks you to pay tribute through the use of their zip codes. Specifically, they are asking us to memorialize our federally appointed numerical designation by writing […]

We could have mentioned the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (1912), the opening of the first MacDonald’s in Des Plaines, Illinois (1955), or the birthdate of artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889). Instead, we recall the birth anniversary of Bessie Smith on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga. Known as “The Empress of the Blues”, […]

(First Published on March 31, 2015) It’s opening day for baseball. It’s one of those days when we all feel like the great late Ernie Banks. Most everyone is upbeat and is looking forward to the new season. Ball parks will be full as the first ball is thrown out. Optimism prevails. For us, we […]