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June 29, 2016

Roughly 400 women packed the Dunn Center Tuesday night to celebrate at the ninth annual Charm Night Out.

The event featured food and fashion as well as a variety of vendors and door prizes designed to bring out the inner princess in local ladies.

For Elegance Catering and Cakes provided truly…


Big Maple: Demand for new sweeteners brings boom in Vermont

March 17, 2016

SANDGATE, Vt. (AP) — Once a side venture that helped farmers pay their taxes, Vermont maple syrup is becoming big business, with corporations buying up thousands of acres of trees as they bank in part on a rise in demand for alternative natural sweeteners.

In a state that often eschews…


Bargains abound in Palm Beach's upscale consignment shops

March 17, 2016

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the sunny island of Palm Beach, black-tie galas are common, Sunday brunch is $100 and a beachside hotel room can cost more than $2,000 a night in high season. But there are bargains to be found. The snowbird’s paradise has a thriving high-end consignment…


Review: A mother's faith is tested in 'Miracles From Heaven'

March 17, 2016

The rise of the so-called “faith-based film” — typically low-budget films that are almost uniformly evangelical — has occurred largely in a bubble of its own like a sheltering harbor for Christian believers at that heathen meeting place: the multiplex.

“Miracles From…