Savoring late summer

Savoring late summer

August’s final days showcase a season in the midst of change. Just take a moment to look around around any nearby meadow, prairie, or rural fenc...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Don’t panic about property inspections

Don’t panic about property inspections

Property inspections are common in most real estate transactions and are recommended even in the hottest markets. The question becomes what do you do ...

August 21st, 2019 |  


Homemade pizza pockets for a home-school snack

Homemade pizza pockets for a home-school snack

My dream is coming to reality. What I used to consider a stark negative is now not only intriguing but exciting.When I was six years old, my parents w...

August 20th, 2019 |  



A parfait for a summer day

A parfait for a summer day

Another busy afternoon is coming to a close in an hour from now as my family will be gathering to the dinner table expecting a hot meal.A big thanks t...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Preparing for Do It Yourself projects

Preparing for Do It Yourself projects

Don’t you love watching those home improvement and makeover shows on HGTV, Discovery Channel, and the like? They’re encouraging greater nu...

August 13th, 2019 |  


August moves along

August moves along

The great celestial clock is forever ticking—days and weeks spending themselves, one after another, in steady unspooling.“Devouring time,&...

August 9th, 2019 |  


A refreshing punch

A refreshing punch

We were all ready to go at seven o’clock Friday morning when the taxi driver pulled in the driveway. At last, all the clothes were sewn and pres...

August 6th, 2019 |  


Appraisals for all

Appraisals for all

No one expects you to be able to appraise a home. It’s a professional’s responsibility to provide an independent estimate of either your c...

August 5th, 2019 |  


Kemmers celebrating 50 years of marriage

Kemmers celebrating 50 years of marriage

TROY — Mel and Mary Beth Kemmer of Troy are celebrating 50 years of marriage this month.Mel and Mary Beth (Morgan) Kemmer were married on Aug. 1...

August 1st, 2019 updated: August 1st, 2019. |  


The Amish Cook: A wedding means sweet treats

The Amish Cook: A wedding means sweet treats

Can it be true? My little sister is getting married the day after tomorrow. Twenty-one years ago, I stood by my mother’s bedside in complete awe...

July 31st, 2019 |