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  • Wine country/weed country

    Wine country/weed country

    One of the lesser ditties in “Oklahoma” suggests as follows:   “Oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends Oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends One man likes to push a plow The other likes to chase a cow But that’s no reason why they can’t be friends.”   The theme

  • Rainy day dress-up

    Rainy day dress-up

    What are your children going to do once school is out for the summer? We think afternoons playing dress-up are in order, whether they are donning princess gowns or outfitting their pets. Ruth Foster’s Children’s Shop on Main Street in Ellsworth has garments specifically for make-believe. The children’s shop carries costumes by Great Pretenders, a

  • Class act

    Class act

    Greetings from Berkeley, Calif.! The weather is blessed, housing prices are unbelievable and all the avocados at the supermarket are ripe. And, of course, the wines are many, varied and locally sourced. Yet, that is not the reason for the visit. We’re here for our 50th high school reunion. Yes: Class of 1967, St. Mary’s

  • Runaway bridegroom

    Runaway bridegroom

    Dear Carolyn: I recently called off my wedding less than a week beforehand. And everyone hates me now — my ex, her family, even my family has been nasty to me. On top of that, I truly feel terrible about having done this. I kept trying to put my feelings down to cold feet but