Super Six: Extra special holiday gift edition

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Six great options for those you love By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Hooray for the holidays! The countdown to gift giving is on and I have an awesome Super Six to get you ready. Plus, I threw in one (sorta) random pick that I have been fixated on and felt compelled to share. So, without further ado…

Time for #GirlsDayOut in Kennett Square

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Annual event offers fun, food and great gift options By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Attention Ladies! This Thursday, December 1st, is the date for the annual Holiday #GirlsDayOut in Kennett Square! If you have never been to this celebration in the past, 2016 is your year to hop on the bandwagon. All day long, from 10am to 8pm, shop for amazing deals at some of the most fashionable...

Don’t Retire, Refire: Little steps can lead to big changes

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By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times The common thread throughout my previous articles has been about making small changes, to move towards your goals. I want to impress upon you the importance of focusing on that one, small change and not get distracted over anxious about how far off you may think your goal is. In this regard, have tunnel vision and stay in the moment. Here are 3 small...

We can all find things to be thankful for

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Even if you’re upset now, take stock in all of the good things in life By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times There has been a whole lotta controversy in the past few weeks and not enough love. Just my opinion; but, luckily, this is my article and I can express myself freely because of my constitutional rights and my supportive editor. (Shameless plug for Mike McGann!) As we get closer...

On Your Table: Thanksgiving is not just about the turkey

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You have to go beyond giving them the bird for a great meal By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Thanksgiving is as much about the side dishes as the star of the dish. Everybody frets about cooking the family turkey for Thanksgiving. Butterball even has a hotline (800-288-8372) so that folks can call and ask questions from experts who are on call throughout the holiday. Mind you,...

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If you’d rather stay away from other topics, it’s a good option By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I considered writing about my opinions on the outcome of the election for this article…but, it was a rough week. Just reading other people’s thoughts on Facebook has left me exhausted. In an effort to lower my blood pressure and re-charge my battery, I turned to my coping...

On Your Table: You carved ’em, now cook those pumpkins

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And it’s time to go beyond just pie By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Carved pumpkins from the Chadds Ford October Great Pumpkin Carve donated by H.G. Haskell of SIW Vegetables on Route 100. Pumpkins make for many a sweet treat like pies and other baked goods this time of year considering the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, but they have many other benefits.   They are...

Business before pleasure

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New bill limits insurance companies ability to take back benefits By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times When trying to decide what to name this month’s column I was stumped for awhile. Yet it seems that we are going to spend a small time talking about the current state of healthcare legislation and then laughing at the lastest fad. The truth is that what I am going to share...

Super Six: The holiday countdown begins

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Fun ideas for Santa to leave under the tree By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Hey, November! The official countdown to holiday is here…whether we like it or not. Personally, I prefer to procrastinate until around the 22nd of December just to challenge myself. But, I understand that most (normal) people have gifts wrapped up with a bow by then. So, in honor of you “prepared”...

Don’t Retire, Refire: Don’t be fair to look at your finances

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With obligations to parents and kids, today’s retirees may feel the squeeze By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times The subject of finances is one that scares many of us because we aren’t even close to being prepared. According to Money Magazine, one in three Americans have zero dollars in savings. CBS Money Watch calls us the “sandwich generation” because many of us have obligations...