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Actress Park Overall on US Senate Run in Tennessee

The calls from reporters and pundits just kept rolling in on election day and later that night after the polls closed.  Someone asked what Park Overall had learned during her bid for the Democratic nomination for a US Senate seat.   She answered in her trademark Southern deadpan, “I learned that politics is a lot crazier […]

Continue Reading By on August 3, 2012 in community

The Most Amazing Quilt Shop

I love the name The Most Amazing Quilt Shop.  I’m enamored with the little shop’s bright front windows, homey atmosphere, and plenty of space for sewing classes. I love seeing perfectly stitched examples of quilts lining the walls and displayed throughout the store.  I love the pretty selection of cotton print fabrics, even though selection […]

Continue Reading By on July 3, 2012 in quilt, sewing

Store and Studio Liven Rural Hollow

A few of Curt Vancel’s relatives have been back now to visit since the latest owner reopened his old general store. New owner Beth Bohnert enjoys seeing them and always has tea made for visitors.  Vancel Mill is long gone, but much of this East Tennessee hollow looks like it never changed. When you open the […]

Continue Reading By on May 22, 2012 in agriculture, community, crafts

Mountain Hollow Farm Visit

Not far off the four-lane highway north of Tazewell, Tennessee, down a tree-lined gravel road, a once forgotten family farm and business is slowly coming back to life.  It took a move of faith and a twist on farming to make it happen. A mission trip once took Beth Bohnert away from her comfort zone in […]

Continue Reading By on May 21, 2012 in community, farm

Empowering Wellness in West Virginia

George Webb was chatting with a friend in front of the local drugstore when I said hello in downtown Williamson, West Virginia.  I asked this long-time resident, retired businessman and Army veteran what he thought about the new health clinic in the works.  “I think it will be a nice thing when it gets up […]

Continue Reading By on July 26, 2011 in Appalachia, eating better, energy, frugal, green, solar, sustainable, thrifty