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What Is It? November 2016

What Is It? November 2016

We had three correct answers to our November’s What Is It. Terry Cook of Fort Morgan, Colorado; Patty Echel-meyer of Denver, Colorado and Fred Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado all correctly identified the objects as prehistoric stone axes. These are all lower grade tools. Two lack the shape and workmanship of finer examples. The two celt type axes are much […]

by · November 6, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Trick or Treat — Halloween Originated 2000 Years Ago

Trick or Treat — Halloween Originated 2000 Years Ago

By Maureen Timm On Halloween an old witch flies Upon a broomstick through the skies ‘N’ gleaming goblins dressed in white Go sliding gliding through the night ‘N’ big black bats with big black wings Go flop against the walls an’ things ‘N’ round eyed owls cry “Who-who-who” But-I’m not scared a bit, are you? By Elsie M. Fowler Traditions […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Witch in Our Family

The Witch in Our Family

By Peggy DeStefano In researching our family history, my sister Mary discovered that on our Knowles side we are descended from one bereft woman who was hung as a witch in 1651. This happened before the Salem Witch Trials. She was the second woman executed as a witch in the colonies. Though she was called a witch by her puritan […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
So Much to Do, So Little Time

So Much to Do, So Little Time

By Sandy Dale My favorite month is here.  I may have said that last month, but October is definitely my favorite time to be in Florence.  It’s time for raking up and decorating with the orangey, golden leaves.  Time to think about the upcoming holidays.  Time to plan the gifts and food…goodness, I’m getting tired with all this planning.        I think I’ll […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: Five Things to Look Forward to in Fall

The Appraiser’s Diary: Five Things to Look Forward to in Fall

By Rachel Hoffman Some activities just seem ideal for the season. Here are five for autumn.   1. Leaf Peeping Leaf peeping is an informal expression for traveling to view and photograph places where foliage turns bright colors in autumn. The origin of the term “leaf peeping” is not known. Colored autumn foliage occurs wherever deciduous trees grow. Canada and […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary