Heather Berry

Pawing it Forward

Pawing it Forward

K9s for Camo helps save lives on many levels Fear is something former combat engineer John Lopez and his fellow soldiers dealt with daily as part of the 37th Engineer Battalion. While serving in Afghanistan, John’s job was to help ensure his unit avoided roadside...

Pizza Pizzazz!

Pizza Pizzazz!

Delicious meals by the slice Who needs to pick up the phone to order pizza when you can make one at home? Whether you use store-bought crust or homemade, pizza is one meal nearly everyone enjoys helping create.Why not make pizza prep a family affair? Gather up the...

Wildheart

Wildheart

Exploring wildlife habitat and more through song When it comes to wildlife, conservation and music, Jan and George Syrigos are like excited little kids.“Our motto has always been to ‘bring the heart of the wild to the heart of a child,’ ” says Jan. “You can’t do that...

Simply Skewered

Simply Skewered

Kebabs are good any time of year, but they seem especially tasty during summer when the grilling is good. Although they take a little prep, the fact that nearly anything goes on a kebab makes it an easy part of any meal. Cooking for a picky crowd? Turn it into a party...

That’s Our Jam

That’s Our Jam

Baby Boomer Reunion Concert hits 19th season Kevin White is known for blowing his own horn — a trumpet, that is. But when you ask him how the Baby Boomer Reunion Concerts began 19 years ago, it takes other musicians to  toot the director’s horn. “He writes every...

The little town that could

The little town that could

Neighbors come together to fight hunger Tonie Lott will tell you the idea of a mobile food pantry came from her daughter, Jaydin. The then-8-year-old came home from school one day, grabbed a bag and headed straight to the food-lined shelves in their kitchen.“I asked...

Glamping in Style

Glamping in Style

Camp Long Creek is home away from home If the past year of turmoil taught us anything it’s that we all need to get outside more often. While most of us weren’t venturing off to beaches or lands far away during the pandemic, we all had one thing in common:...

The Appeal of Citrus

The Appeal of Citrus

Add some sun-kissed fruit to your recipes There’s something about citrus that adds a fresh, bright taste to recipes. Sliced lemons or limes for beverages, peeled oranges or cut grapefruit also bring back thoughts of summertime meals outdoors and wedding showers....

Woolen Wonders

Woolen Wonders

Missouri artist gives life to wool through needle felting Her slim fingers deftly work, punching the barbed needle quickly into the wool fibers. One hand feeds a cloud of the natural fiber in front of the darting tool. Magically, the gentle curve of a lady’s face...

One-Dish Wonder

One-Dish Wonder

Bowls: A fun way to keep meal options healthy Schedules are staring to gain momentum again, so that means we're often looking for meals that are fairly quick and easy to prepare. Bowls have been the rage for several years and continue to be one way the entire family...

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