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The history of making wine

Early history of African Americans first mentioned vineyard workers for Thomas Jefferson who had hoped to produce wines similar to the French style that he loved. “There is little additional history of African Americans in the growing of grapes or the winemaking process until 1997, when New Orleans native Iris Rideau started her vineyard in...

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Mentor Schools met the challenges of the pandemic victoriously and kept students connected

Mimi recently attended a luncheon (via Zoom, of course, darling) to hear Mentor Schools Superintendent Bill Porter give his annual State of the Schools speech to the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce. Everything he said was quite impressive. First, he chronicled a few highlights over the past year, which, obviously due to the pandemic, looked...

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Meet the Artist: Lari Jacobson

Local painter Lari Jacobson likes being presented with a challenge. Inspiration comes to her in many forms, from her walks in nature observing her surroundings to whatever requests her clients dream up for her to bring to life. Her work isn’t one specific subject or theme, but an ever-evolving creation. “I draw inspiration from my clients...

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Take a swing at the Bunker Hill Golf Course hundred-dollar unlimited golf special

An exhilarating round of golf may be just the antidote for a nagging case of post-Super Bowl cabin fever. And unlimited golf for 61 days for just $100 makes for sweet medicine. “Our unlimited March and April membership gives golfers the opportunity to get back in the swing after a long winter and reacquaint themselves with our newly improved...

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Meet the Artist: Angela Oster

Local artist Angela Oster finds delight in the wonderfully weird. She brings her vision to life with the delicate monsters, ornery oddities and wide-eyed weirdies that grace the photos of her Instagram page. “I put art in front of my eyes as often as I can,” says Angela. “I never know where the inspiration for my next picture will come...

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