The Atlanta History Center will host the annual Back on the Farm fundraiser on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. with Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow, Revival) serving as executive chef of the event. Gillespie will lead a group of the Southeast’s best chefs and pit masters, including Sam Jones of Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, N.C., Suzanne Vizethann of Atlanta’s Buttermilk Kitchen, and Seni Alabi-Isama of Statesboro’s SmoQue Pit. Mercedes O’Brien, curator of all things cocktails at Gunshow, is in charge of specialty drinks. Back on the Farm provides support for Smith Family Farm and its unique educational programming that tens of thousands of school children experience each year. Tickets start at $225 each and are available at atlantahistorycenter.com/backonthefarm. The Veggie Taste is set for Sept. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. on the ground of the Kipp Strive Academy, 1444 Lucille Ave. SW. Featuring speakers, over 50 vendors/exhibitors, vegan food, live entertainment, and … [Read more...] about Quick Bites: Back on the Farm, Cheese Fest and other foodie events
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opinion Paul W. Smith Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 “ Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’ ” About this time last year, I wrote my column about The 1st WJR Paul W. Smith Pure Michigan Ag Tour, during National Farmers Market Week. I restated some facts and figures as they had been given to me regarding crops, output, jobs, exports and agriculture’s importance to the Great State of Michigan’s overall economic well-being. A pretty important, albeit benign yet positive review of the unsung heroes of our very important farming community. When I think of Michigan farmers, I still picture the “Family Farm” like the ones I grew up with in Monroe. I do realize many of those farms of yesteryear have evolved into huge mega-corporate entities. Nonetheless, I was not prepared for the attack on me and that column when someone took umbrage with the positive picture I had painted in a totally supportive way with the facts and … [Read more...] about Smith: Michigan farm tour
You may have your favorite family spots on Long Island where you frequently take the kids. But there may be unexpected places you haven't explored yet. We asked more than 400 parents to submit their favorite things to do with their family on Long Island. The beach took the No. 1 spot, with more than 100 votes. Here, we rounded up the top 50 family-friendly places in Nassau and Suffolk, chosen by Long Island parents, and listed them alphabetically. Take a look. Adventureland This amusement park located in Farmingdale is a favorite among LI families in the spring, summer and fall. There is an undeniable excitement that comes from seeing the hot-air balloon Ferris Wheel as you drive down Route 110. And that's just the beginning of the fun. You'll find kiddie rides for the younger ones, water rides to stay cool in the summer heat and thrill-ride favorites, such as the Musik Express, Pirate Ship and Frisbee. A trip to this amusement park wouldn't be complete without checking out the … [Read more...] about Parents’ picks: The best places for families on Long Island
From a young age, Dorothy Smith knew the virtue of patience. When she was 13, the small-town girl had to put off high school to help her father with the family farm near Hanska, Minn. One year turned into two, but Smith never lost sight of her goal: a high school diploma. “I came away from the experience knowing that I could do anything I had to do, no matter how difficult. I learned that I could wait if I had to, and that I could face life’s barriers and overcome them,” she wrote in her 2012 memoir, “Whispering Hope.” Smith went on to spend nearly 40 years in the classroom teaching elementary students to read, first in rural one-room schoolhouses and then Owatonna’s bustling school district. She died March 8 at age 98 at the Brookdale Sterling House in Owatonna. The oldest of five children, Smith found reading magical as a child and devoured every scrap of writing she could find, whether newspaper ads, her mother’s cookbooks or the … [Read more...] about Longtime Owatonna educator Dorothy Smith dies at 98
DUBUQUE, Iowa / FAIRPLAY - Ruth C. Smith, 97, of Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Fairplay, Wis., passed away Sunday evening, March 11, 2018, at Stonehill.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the MILLER FUNERAL HOME in East Dubuque, Ill., with the Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends is after 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.She was born on July 30, 1920, in White Oak Springs Township of Lafayette County, Wis., the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Swanson) McCoy. She lived on the family farm until the age of 18. Ruth graduated from Shullsburg High School in 1938. She then attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque, graduating in 1940 and worked for Federal Discount Corporation for a number of years.Ruth met the love of her life, Eugene Joseph Smith, and they were united in marriage on May 16, 1944, while he was home on furlough. They had three wonderful children, … [Read more...] about Smith, Ruth C.