Archive for August, 2014

It’s Labor Day, but there’s still some summer left – Schenectady Gazette

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
It's Labor Day, but there's still some summer left
Schenectady Gazette
Nola Waring, 6, of Ballston Spa, cools off in the sprinkler on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs Wednesday, August 27, 2014. CAPITAL REGION — It's Labor Day, which some call unofficial end of summer. Don't you believe it. This time of year I try my


‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’ – Valley News

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
'They Don't Make Them Like That Anymore'
Valley News
The six children would bathe once a week in a copper bath tub in the kitchen, the water heated in a tank beside the wood-burning cook stove. Without indoor plumbing, the family used a four-holed outhouse as a bathroom. To avoid the cold, on winter


Remembering life 75 years ago – Kokomo Perspective

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Remembering life 75 years ago
Kokomo Perspective
My brother often said, “If we lived like our parents, we'd be millionaires.” Although this is an exaggeration, he had a point. Our house was heated with wood from trees dad cut. Kerosene lamps provided light at night. A kerosene stove was used for cooking.


Last week’s odd news: Shaggy sheep yields 52 pounds of wool – DesMoinesRegister.com

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Last week's odd news: Shaggy sheep yields 52 pounds of wool
DesMoinesRegister.com
Inside, they found hot coals on the floor around an open wood stove and the burned bacon. Charging documents say Crispi's blood-alcohol level was 0.346, four times the legal limit. She is due back in court in October to face arson, burglary and other


An Architect’s Whimsical Berkshire Retreat – Boston.com

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
An Architect's Whimsical Berkshire Retreat
Boston.com
Hugh Hardy's architectural mark is evident throughout the house: Two plaster decorative pieces from his renovation of New York City's New Amsterdam Theatre hang above the wood-burning stove, and he constructed towers in the main house and …

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Soup is on for a dog yard full of hungry diners – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Soup is on for a dog yard full of hungry diners
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The soup buckets soak up the wood stove's heat, badly needed for warming the cold cabin if we've just arrived after a long day of mushing. Drying hats and gloves have a shocking affinity for the buckets, falling in from hooks and clotheslines over the


Turning literature into visual art at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Turning literature into visual art at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sculptor Victoria Minor's darkly beautiful “Mine, Mine, Mine, A Place for My Stuff” resembles a small, black, wood stove containing a golden heart captured inside a cage. Tucked inside the space for kindling is a folded diary page. “I love her work


Whimsical towers get top billing at Berkshires retreat – Boston Globe

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Boston Globe
Whimsical towers get top billing at Berkshires retreat
Boston Globe
Hugh Hardy's architectural mark is evident throughout the house: Two plaster decorative pieces from his renovation of New York City's New Amsterdam Theatre hang above the wood-burning stove, and he constructed towers in the main house and …


The week’s odd news: Shaggy sheep yields 52 pounds of wool – St. Cloud Times

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The week's odd news: Shaggy sheep yields 52 pounds of wool
St. Cloud Times
Inside, they found hot coals on the floor around an open wood stove and the burned bacon. Charging documents say Crispi's blood-alcohol level was 0.346, four times the legal limit. She is due back in court in October to face arson, burglary and other

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Maine’s health care model: Go smaller – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Maine's health care model: Go smaller
USA TODAY
"It's nerve-wracking," said Tasheiko, who like many working poor in this rugged state makes ends meet by raising laying hens, heating her home with a wood stove and eating and canning vegetables she raises in her garden. "Cancer doesn't just stop — it