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I know I say this with every change of season, but it’s beautiful this time of year. After the drought last summer and fall, the trees looked tired. We had some color but not like years past. But then the rain came. It was refreshing not only for … more
It’s official. 2017 is here! As a way to ring in the New Year, Andrea and I spent an hour or so at Warehouse 319’s New Year’s celebration before returning home to watch the ball drop with our kiddos. We barely made it to midnight without … more
Readers of the Daily Mountain Eagle are currently being asked to select the best businesses and professionals in Walker County as a part of our newspaper’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Ballots began being circulated in the Eagle last week … more
The classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life” was released 70 years ago. Frank Capra, a hit filmmaker in the 1930s, directed the movie. Unfortunately, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was a bust at the box office, not even making a profit … more
As a little girl, I loved decorating for Christmas. I started begging right after Thanksgiving for my parents to get all the decorations and the tree down from the attic. They would eventually give in and start pulling box by box from the small … more
I made a Christmas planning faux pas this past week. It was a grievous error that will be hard to forget. Scheduling oral surgery during the Christmas holidays seemed smart. Insurance deductibles and the fact that the college is out for Christmas … more
Scott Serafin bore little resemblance to a jolly old elf the first time he played the role of Santa. He was a young soldier who had just been rescued from a foxhole in Vietnam. He was wearing a beard made out of cotton balls and a t-shirt and … more
What's pink with jingle bells around its neck and goes hippity-hop through the mud and snow? CHRISTMAS PIG! Yep, our new Christmas feature by the fountain in the front yard is a pig on snow skis. It has colored lights and a festive scarf wrapped … more
For most of December, my wife has been working on one thing -- Christmas decorations. Andrea usually has our tree up on the day after Thanksgiving and the yard decorations in place by Dec. 1. With the hustle and bustle of the 2016 holiday season, … more
With Christmas a little more than a week away, the Phillips family’s calendar is filling up faster than toys are being built at the North Pole. For several months now, our family has been preparing for two holiday stage performances, “The … more
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