It’s In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

It’s In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics
When Matt and Becca Hamilton are on the ice together, it’s pure chemistry. The brother and sister compete in curling, the “roaring game” where players take turns lunging down a sheet of ice, pushing a 44-pound rock. They sweep the ice with a special broom …
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Olympic Sports: Curling A Popular Sport in Central Minnesota
BRAINERD — The sport of curling is getting a lot of media coverage again this year during the Winter Olympics. Most of team USA is made-up of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mary Jo Hamilton is the chairman of the board for the Brainerd Lakes …
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U.S. Curling Team Beats Russian Athletes To Kick Off Pyeongchang Olympics
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony is Friday, but the first competitions are already under way. The U.S. curling team of Matt and Becca Hamilton led off a mixed doubles tournament by defeating a team from Russia. There was a smattering of …
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Winter Olympics: Downhill forecast

Winter Olympics: Downhill forecast
Skiers, snowboarders and other athletes got a bit of a shock when they arrived in Sochi, Russia, for the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. On the way into town from the airport, competitors passed rows of palm trees that thrive in the breezes blowing off the …
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Just how Great were Britain?
Great Britain smashed their medal target for the 2016 Olympics, achieved a succession of notable ‘firsts’ and caused a major stir by finishing second in the table, above global powerhouse China. Of the 366 athletes that went to the Rio Games for Team GB …
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A Seattle Olympics?
Seattle’s interest in being a world-class city springs eternal, and in the wake of the 50th anniversary of Seattle’s Century 21 World’s Fair some civic boosters have wondered if Seattle can regain the mojo of the Mad Men era. While another world’s fair …
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Extreme sports lovers, Montréal has got you covered this winter!

SportsExtreme sports lovers, Montréal has got you covered this winter!
Do the basic 3.75 km route, or add an extra 15-km jaunt to the Olympic Stadium for good measure! On February 12, enjoy a ringside view of unique extreme sport action at the Ice Canoe Challenge. You’ll be at the edge of your seat as dozens of top-level …

SU trustee running in extreme sports challenge: 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days
A lot of extreme sports junkies run marathons around the world, but few have run a marathon on every continent. Even fewer have done this in a single week. Winston Fisher, a Syracuse University graduate and an SU trustee since 2008, is trying to complete …
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New Clovis location for Skywalk Extreme Sports Arena will house largest America Ninja Warrior course
Serious athletes and active kids will have a new place to train, jump, and even parkour this winter. Brayden Bernsen, like you’d expect from any toddler, he loves jumping on the trampoline. Julie Bernsen, Brayden’s grandmother, said, “We came here Tuesday …
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Wildlife charity sees surge in prickly customers this winter

trendWildlife charity sees surge in prickly customers this winter
A WILDLIFE rescue charity has seen a surge in prickly customers as they care for more than 100 hedgehogs in need of winter TLC. Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue, based in Leigh, near Cricklade has taken in 126 hedgehogs in a bid to get the spiny critters …
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Grant program benefits Nevada County fish and wildlife, applications now open
NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 21, 2016 – The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. The grant program is supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives …
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Not Your Average Wildlife Photo Shoot
Have you ever seen a bird pose for a squirrel for a portrait shot? What about when they switch roles and photograph each other? These two photos show the mock playfulness between the two as each one positions themselves in the frame whilst the other …


Florida Studio Theatre’s Winter Cabaret Season Opens with ‘SOUL MATES’ Tonight

musicFlorida Studio Theatre’s Winter Cabaret Season Opens with ‘SOUL MATES’ Tonight
Castellino concludes stating, “Soul Mates is an American story. We investigate the impact of Motown on a whole nation (and personally for these four singers) in the way only great singers in a cabaret setting can – in an inventive, heartfelt, and …
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Things to Do in Connecticut, Oct. 16 to 25, 2015
BRIDGEPORT The Bijou Theater Pat Lattin, Generation Blues Band and Tim Currie’s Motown Band, R&B. Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. … MASHANTUCKET Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino ’70s Soul Jam, the Spinners, the Emotions and more. Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. …
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Motown Black & White’ exhibit makes Michigan debut at Saginaw’s Castle Museum
When her husband released his first book on Motown’s inner workings, “Hype & Soul,” in 2011, he put together a small collection of photographs and memorabilia from his private stash of memories for a promotional stop in Findlay, Ohio. “It was a largely …


Joanna McQuillan Weeks: Warm up your winter with Hearty Vegetable Barley

cusineJoanna McQuillan Weeks: Warm up your winter with Hearty Vegetable Barley
This emailer mentioned that she had made squash-apple soup, which sounds good, while others she had talked to were simmering batches of kale soup. A hearty stew is great, or how about genuine macaroni and cheese (not that orange stuff from a blue box …
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10 Nutritious Soups and Stews To Make in Your Slow Cooker
Mushrooms might sound kinda boring, but these hearty little fungi are incredibly smart – they’re the perfect meat substitute! While not really high in protein, they are high in Vitamin D, and contain fiber to keep your belly full. In this soup, they’re …
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5 Hearty Soups and Stews to Warm You Up
Here’s what I love about it: you can make it with ingredients you likely have on hand; it’s ready in 30 minutes yet tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen; it’s vegetarian and healthy; and, it’s hearty enough, along with a salad and loaf of good …
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8 Hearty Soups To Keep You Warm This Winter

cusine8 Hearty Soups To Keep You Warm This Winter
My husband and son are definitely meat and potato lovers and don’t usually consider soup a full dinner. I’ve rounded up a bunch of hearty and filling recipes that will even fill the tummies of your hungry men. Serve with a side salad and some fresh …
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12 Healthy Hearty Soups
Brrr! I live in the Northeast and we have been getting tons of snow the last couple of weeks. I have to admit that February is probably the toughest month to get through for me, so I’ve been trying to stay warm and healthy with soups that are packed …
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4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter
Pasta e fagioli — literally “pasta and beans” — is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala’s recipe in the The Washington Post, is the best I’ve tried …
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Winter Storm Juno: Public transportation up and running – with delays

trendWinter Storm Juno: Public transportation up and running – with delays
BOSTON — Public transportation resumed Wednesday morning in Massachusetts, though service was not entirely back to normal. “All subway service is experiencing delays due to weather-related issues,” read the MBTA website. Incoming Transportation …


Grant connects seniors to public transportation
FREMONT – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) will award $ 100,000 in competitive grants to five communities in five states, including WSOS Community Action Commission, to expand use of …
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TAPS Public Transit launches Farmersville Commuter Connect to McKinney
“Over the past few months, the chamber has worked with TAPS Public Transit to help bring people from McKinney to our annual events. Providing affordable public transportation between our community and McKinney is a huge plus for commuters who work …
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Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks kick off Sunday

cusineProvidence Winter Restaurant Weeks kick off Sunday
… Bristol; and Shipyard at Twin River and Wicked Good Bar & Grill, Lincoln. Also, Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown; Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant, Elizabeth of Portofino’s, Iron Works Tavern and Legal Sea Foods, Warwick: and Chardonnay’s …
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Shannon Kuhn: Sea asparagus, yak meat and more for 2015
… South Korea and am proud to report that we have found a way to make tofu taste good. This hot and spicy soup made with extra-soft tofu and served while still bubbling vigorously will cure any blues. “Seoul food, anyone?” Head to Tofu House in …
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New events coordinator at chamber
Alana Kujala, also marketing director for her family’s business Skipanon Brand Seafoods, started as events coordinator at the chamber in August 2010. Like her replacement, she has a background in journalism, graduating in 2002 from Miami University in …
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