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Anacortes Delivers Small Town Star Power

Big stories can happen in small places. When was the last time you spent time in a great small town? Small town America calls my name. I love shining a light on one of the best vacation experiences available. One of my choices for the best small towns this summer in the USA is Anacortes, or as the locals call it, “A’ Town.”…
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An adventure in art on Camano Island, WA

Call it an outdoor gallery, a sculpture garden, art in the garden or perhaps an outdoor sanctuary. Any way you look at the outdoor sculpture display at Matzke Fine Art Gallery on Camano Island, WA you’re going to have one heck of a personal experience…
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Tip Toeing Through the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

If it’s April in Washington State, it’s time to tip toe through the tulips – literally- in Mount Vernon, Washington. Visitors from all over the world make the journey to the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. So did I…
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Spring Wines You’ll Love

This article is a review of seven wines any savvy wine shopper will like. The tasting took place in a private home in Temecula, CA. Temecula is a trendy wine region in Southern California. We call the group the Wine Review Council…..
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NOT FOR YOU: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods

Nandita Godbole, in her newest book, Not For You, Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods, gives us a perfect example of how to preserve and present both. With a glimpse into the history of India moving forward from 1857, she speaks of life, of love, marriage, family obstacles, and the significance food plays in our lives….
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