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  • Taste of Windermere: Calories for good cause

    Taste of Windermere: Calories for good cause
    Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Taste of Windermere, an evening of food and fine wine presented by the Central Florida Women's League. This year's event — 6-9 p.m. March 29 at The Pines of Windermere, 3409 Maguire Road — will...
  • Service sector growth tumbled to four-year low last month, ISM says

    Service sector growth tumbled to four-year low last month, ISM says
    Service sector growth unexpectedly tumbled last month to a four-year low, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday, in another sign that extreme weather has hurt the economic recovery this winter.  The firm's purchasing manager's index for...
  • Ice storm costs South Carolina $360 million in timber

    Snow, sleet and frozen rain damaged a year's worth of South Carolina's timber harvest last month, making it the most damaging storm in the region since 1989, officials reported. About 11% of the forestland was significantly affected by the pre-...
  • Farm preservation and renewable energy [Letter]

    Farm preservation and renewable energy [Letter]
    Maryland citizens who enjoy preserved farmland and open space should oppose legislation in the General Assembly that would take land out of agricultural preservation and allow commercial solar or wind power infrastructure to be built there. When the...
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • 'Slow is Fast' traces a more elemental California

    In the fall 2012, three friends — Dan Malloy, Kellen Keene and Kanoa Zimmerman — decided to bicycle much of the length of California and, by way of photographs and interviews, share what they encountered in a book. The result is “Slow is...
  • Government Policies Worsen Inequality

    Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality. In the...
  • Don't allow wind turbines on preserved ag land [Letter]

    Don't allow wind turbines on preserved ag land [Letter]
    The General Assembly should not approve any bills that allow wind turbines or solar panels on agricultural lands that are under restrictive easements purchased from farmers by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, MALPF ("Bills would...
  • Senate guts shark-fin crack-down

    Senate guts shark-fin crack-down
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida may beef up penalties for poachers who harvest shark fins in state waters, but a Senate panel on Thursday gutted a broader effort to restrict the trafficking in fins for the dwindling population. Shark meat and fin sales in...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • A Visit To A Rare Atlantic White Cedar Forest On Upper Bolton Lake

    A Visit To A Rare Atlantic White Cedar Forest On Upper Bolton Lake
    I don't think I've ever gone on a hike to a place with a feature that was described as "as thick as dog hair." But it's the perfect description for the magical place that is an Atlantic white cedar forest. The trees are native to the Atlantic coast,...