Door County is a popular spot for tourists throughout the year, but there is another destination that shares both the amenities and vicinity as the picturesque peninsula. Kewaunee County, Door County's neighbor to the south, may be more widely known for its charter fishing expeditions, but the area offers visitors the sandy beaches, antiquing and relaxing adventures they crave without breaking the bank. Vacationing in a less tourist driven destination also allows for guests to feel right at home. "You can vacation like a local here," Jennifer Schneider, tourism coordinator and public information officer for Kewaunee County, said. "That's what's unique about Kewaunee County. You're not vacationing like a tourist, you're living like a local. You can enjoy everything without feeling like you're going to leave with an empty wallet." Between Kewaunee County's two biggest cities, Algoma and Kewaunee, as well as the village of Luxemburg, there is a lot to experience, … [Read more...] about More to catch in Kewaunee County than just fish
We are having a friendly game of leaf wars at our house. Rake them for hours or let some of them rest where they fall? Ah, the struggle between “neat” and “nature.” Science mostly comes down on the side of, “leave 10-20 percent of the leaves where they fall.” Part of your decision to hang up your rake is looking at your trees. How big are the leaves? How many trees drop their leaves? Your turf needs sun or you could develop mold and unhealthy turf, but it also needs organic supplements and falling leaves are free and organic. For more information go to turf.umn.edu/news/good-question-do-you-really-need-rake-all-those-leaves. Keeping our 20 percent goal in mind, there is another theory on leaves. Let nature create a mini ecosystem to do some of your work. As the National Wildlife Foundation and other back-to-nature groups theorize, the leaves break down and naturally fertilize the grass, providing shelter for butterflies and other beneficial … [Read more...] about Garden Q&A: Rake all of the leaves or just some?
Friesenhahn Cave just outside S.A. yielded treasure trove of Ice Age fossils By Brendan Gibbons December 16, 2017 Updated: December 17, 2017 12:37am Photo: Kin Man Hui /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/28 CaptionClose Image 1 of 28 Concordia University biology professor Larry Meissner stands at the entrance to Friesenhahn Cave during a recent tour. Under an unmarked lot off of Canyon Golf Road in the Stone Oak area, surrounded by ever-growing numbers of homes and golf courses, the cave once held a treasure trove of Ice Age mammals. less Concordia University biology professor Larry Meissner stands at the entrance to Friesenhahn Cave during a recent tour. Under an unmarked lot off of Canyon Golf Road in the Stone Oak area, surrounded by ... more Photo: Kin Man Hui /San Antonio Express-News Image 2 of 28 A salamander rests on the floor … [Read more...] about Friesenhahn Cave just outside S.A. yielded treasure trove of Ice Age fossils
Johnson was more than just a military man By Janelle Polcyn, Staff Writer October 16, 2017 Photo: Courtesy Photo Col. James W. Johnson Jr.’s Air Force career started during World War II and spanned 34 years, but he also was a family man. Col. James W. Johnson Jr.’s Air Force career started during World... Col. James W. Johnson Jr.’s career as an Air Force pilot ranged from participating in World War II, including dropping food rations for the Dutch, to flying the queen of Libya. But he was also a family man. Most Popular 1 2 3 4 5 It started with a blind date in 1946 when he came back from the war. He was 22 and had been in the Army Air Corps since he was 18 — and didn’t know anyone outside of the military. Set up on the blind date in Miami, he met Dawn Carroll, whom he ended up spending the rest of his life with. “We dated off and on, then I was lucky enough that … [Read more...] about Johnson was more than just a military man
Bay Area jobless rates improved in November to their best levels in at least 18 years, while the statewide jobless rate hit an all-time low as robust job growth arrived just in time for the holidays. The latest unemployment statistics from California’s Employment Development Department and Beacon Economics allayed any fears that the region might tumble into a protracted slowdown, following choppy job numbers earlier this year. Santa Clara County and the East Bay last month enjoyed their lowest jobless rates since December 1999, while the San Francisco-San Mateo region posted its lowest jobless rate ever, at just 2.2 percent, according to Beacon Economics. Looking ahead, economists pointed to regional expansion by several of the Bay Area’s largest technology companies as a good omen for job growth over the longer term. “The bottom line is the Bay Area has rebounded from the mid-year slump,” said Stephen Levy, director of the Palo Alto-based Center … [Read more...] about Just in time for the holidays: Bay Area jobless rates reach best levels in at least 18 years
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Meredith Goldstein December 28, 2017 Submit your letter to Meredith here. Q. Hey Meredith,I am 19 years old, have been in my relationship for a little over three years, and we live together. I never like to speak about my relationship problems with anyone, but I would like someone else’s point of view about whether I’m overreacting. Months ago, I started snooping and finding countless messages my boyfriend was sending to women, some old friends, some complete strangers. All of them involved him wanting to send and receive private pictures, and trying to meet up.He would swear nothing happened in real life and that it was just him “being a man with temptation on the Internet.” The last time I snooped was in the spring, and the behavior had continued. We got into a fight and he said it’s my fault — if I didn’t go through … [Read more...] about Is my snooping causing our problems, or is he just untrustworthy?
We have counted as many as 13 deer visiting the park at once. On this Christmas Eve, there were only six, maybe seven, but it was more than enough for us. We hooted and hollered, but they are used to that here. They looked at us as if they were trying not to laugh. "If they're here," Clayton said, "Santa can't be far away." A quick, short silence fell over the car. We'd thought those days were behind us with our eldest grandson. "You bet," Grandpa said, and we all erupted with the enthusiasm of believers. This is the week of countless stories about New Year's resolutions and columns by people who think you want to know all about theirs. I am not one of them; I promise. I'd rather feel hopeful about the new year. A long list of resolutions, considered at its source, is a litany of our flaws. I should do this better. I must stop doing that. I have to change this, this and this about me. The longer we go on the more pathetic we appear to be. It's our … [Read more...] about No resolutions this year, just be kind
The Bills are hoping to remove the burden of a 17-year playoff drought on Sunday. Their infamous drought is the longest in North American team sports, and a full three seasons more than the Cleveland Browns, the next-longest streak in the NFL. What has become routine for the Bills – missing the playoffs – is actually an extremely improbable feat. Let’s examine how unlikely this drought is and how much blame lays with the Bills. There are six playoff spots for 16 teams in each conference. If you assume complete randomness, each year, each team has a 37.5 percent chance of making the playoffs. Under the randomness assumption, here are the odds that a team doesn’t make the playoffs a certain number of years in a row: Twist. The. Knife. Of course, we know making the playoffs isn’t random, and there’s year-to-year correlation. Teams carry the same players and coaches for multiple years. Even if rosters were “random” to start the year, each … [Read more...] about The math of ‘The Drought’: Just how unlikely is it for Bills to miss playoffs 17 straight years?
The US Department of Justice (and the mainstream US media following its lead) gave a royal gift to the “ideological hawks” in the Kremlin, one that even the boldest propagandists dared not dream of. The Russian television channels Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik have been forced to register as “foreign agents”; the stormy (and completely unsurprising) reactions have escalated the information wars, whose consequences are difficult to predict.Russian lawmakers reacted to the DOJ’s decision emotionally and quickly: In just a few days, amendments were passed without discussion on the media law, adding paragraphs on foreign media and “foreign structures distributing information.” The law regulating non-commercial organizations can now impose on them the status of a foreign agent. “This is a very broad formulation,” says Galina Arapova, director of the Mass Media Defence Centre, media lawyer, and member of the board of Article 19. “It … [Read more...] about The Abyss Between Russian and US Media Just Got Wider
“We’re not used to that. We don’t know how to do it,” said Pam Day, a life and spiritual coach who recently opened Breathing Space, a daily retreat center downtown. “But it’s so important.” Breathing Space has a quiet, gently lighted room where clients can be still and reconnect with themselves or with God, she said. It also has a larger room for group retreats. Rates start at $24 an hour. Day said she can help people with guided meditation, or people can just come and be quiet on their own. The idea for the retreat space came as a result of her own search for inner peace. “I was in a place of feeling lost and directionless, so I went off. I just needed some time to myself,” Day said. Several days at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass allowed her to decompress, relax and de-stress, she said. “I thought, what if I can start a place that would be in the midst of our busy, chaotic world where people could have an hour or … [Read more...] about Need some peace? Breathing Space business in Loveland offers a place to just be still