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  • Here’s what ‘farm-to-table’ really means

    This Friday night, Court Street downtown Cynthiana will be transformed to host Cynthiana Main Street’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. 

    Although this fundraising event is sold out, I wanted to share some thoughts behind the Farm-to-Table movement.

    Have you heard of Farm-to-Table dinners? Farm-to-Fork? Seed-to-Feed? 

    As you know, there are many names used to describe this dinner and many ideas on what the dinner really is. I’ve tried to recap what I have learned after researching for our event.

  • Viewpoint

    The Daughters of the American Revolution lobbied for a week to be set aside to celebrate the U.S. Constitution  many, many years ago.

    Finally, President Dwight D. Eisenhower agreed in 1956, and set aside the week of Sept. 17-23 as U.S. Constitution Week, and it has remained that way ever since.

    So here we are, celebrating U.S. Constitution Week, though very few people know that we are celebrating.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana City Commission held a Strategic Planning Workshop two weeks ago, just before I left for vacation.

    There was a lot of good discussion about where we’ve been, where we’re going and how we are going to pay for all the things that are in the mix.

    When I was young, I remember getting the Sears Christmas Wish Book. I’d leaf through the pages until the book had no more corners, just rounded, soft edges.

  • The benefits of shopping locally

    This week I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you a follow up article on shopping local and all the benefits. A couple of weeks ago, I merely touched base on this topic. I feel it is very important to support our local small businesses and wanted to share with you some of the reasons why.  The following is a list of 12 great reasons to buy from local independent businesses. Documentation for all factual assertions are published at amiba.net/localhero

  • Viewpoint

    As a former school teacher, I really didn’t look forward to having my yearly salary published in the newspaper.

    I knew I would receive some not-so-good-natured ribbing from my friends who were not teachers.

    Teachers hear it all the time.

    “You get two months vacation every summer.”

    “You get three weeks off over Christmas.”

    “You get a week off in the spring and one in the fall.”

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

     ACROSS

    1. Church’s focal point

    6. ____-di-dah

    9. Barber shop sound

    13. L in AWOL

    14. Chicken ____ ____ king

    15. Tsar’s pancakes

    16. Put someone in a bind

    17. Junior’s junior

    18. “An ____ of prevention...”

    19. *She popularized “Rachel” haircut

    21. *Pin-up girl and Charlie’s Angel

  • Travel adds perspective

     

    Starting in June and for most of July, I was ‘on the road’ and one of my road adventures was a trip to Texas to visit my grandson and his wife. 

  • Viewpoint

    Elsewhere in the paper are some calendar reminders as they relate to the Nov. 8 general election.

    Those are dates from the Harrison County clerk.

    However, I have a couple more dates that will be important to candidates as they relate to the newspaper.

    We have always accepted candidate endorsement letters to the editor and that hasn’t changed.

    However, endorsement letters for a Cynthiana city commission hopeful from an out-of-county writer will not be printed.

  • Shopping local is economically sound

     

    With all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget about our wonderful small businesses downtown.  

    Cynthiana has come alive this year with so many great events. Visitors have come to our small town from all across the country. It is great to see these people on our streets, supporting our small businesses.  But I have to wonder, when was the last time you came downtown and supported your local small businesses?