Breed All About It

By Teresa Patterson When searching for a puppy, perhaps a specific breed for a specific purpose, you’ve probably searched for breeders and have been bombarded by websites reporting about puppy mills. You may find a reputable breeder in the midst, but you’ve heard many horror stories you don’t know h ...

Seniors Trends and Choices

Seniors are often given many titles including baby boomers, older adults, leaders, wise, and experienced. But did you know that seniors are also trendsetters? It’s true, and according to several national surveys, seniors are once again setting new trends with the choice of living in a space of thei ...

Packing Smart

By Teresa Patterson In Omnia paratus. A term I learned in Latin class which means “prepared in all things”.  I have to admit, I am a planner. I like to be prepared. I know at times it drives my family crazy, but it’s who I am!  I tend to be this way while hunting. Well, those that hunt know that you ...

Secrets to Staying Young

By Annie Reifsteck I believe the secret to staying young is a combination of being productive, constantly learning, keeping a positive attitude, laughing, and loving a lot. Being useful and fruitful helps determine the number of our days and how we look and feel. Have you ever had a bad day? The co ...

Beef Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb. pkg beef stew cubes, cut into bite size 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 medium yellow onion, diced fine 2 Tbsp minced garlic 6 Tbsp olive oil 1 (32 oz.) box chicken stock 2 cups celery (about 5 stalks), diced fine 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced 1 (16 oz.) b ...

Everett Welcomes Everyone Home for the Holidays

By Kellie Goodman Shaffer Vintage street lamps decorated with wreaths and parking meters covered with wrapping paper greet shoppers in the quaint and welcoming town of Everett, along the historic Lincoln Highway and Juniata River in Bedford County. The Everett Area Better Business Association rolls ...

Invest Like a Woman

You hear wedding bells. You have a baby on the way. You’re going through a messy divorce. You lose your lifetime spouse.  Good or bad, these are major life transitions that carry daunting challenges along with them. These life-altering changes don’t just affect your life; they also have a major impa ...

The Well Woman Visit

One of the most important steps women of all ages should take is to schedule an annual well woman visit. A well woman visit is a physical exam typically performed by your primary care provider or a gynecologist, a specialist in women’s health. The purpose of the exam is to get a picture of your ove ...

Is Your Marketing Plan Ready?

By Cheryl Ebersole I once read that not every business needs a marketing plan. I disagree. Every business should have a marketing plan, follow the plan, evaluate, and adjust the plan as needed, and very importantly develop a new marketing plan every year. The steps you take today to develop a functi ...

Pretzel Dessert

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups crushed pretzels 1 ½ sticks melted butter 3 Tbsp. brown sugar Filling: 8oz. cream cheese ¾ cup powdered sugar 1 (10oz.) container whipped topping 1 (6oz.) pkg strawberry Jello 1 lb. frozen strawberries Directions: Melt margarine and brown sugar.  Add pretzels and press into gre ...