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Living the American Dream

By Donna Volkenannt

On a cold January night in 1968, I zipped up the micro-mini dress I’d recently purchased and put on a pair of platform heels. I sprayed on Wind Song cologne and slipped into my long winter coat. Although I was nineteen years old and had a job as a clerk-stenographer at an Army installation in […]

Float Hopes

By Kay Hollyday Filar

Like many couples, my husband John and I met in college. We both had arrived at Westminster, a small liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania, ready to “play the field” – John because he had had a steady girlfriend through much of high school; and me, because I hadn’t dated much at all. John wasn’t […]

After you select your wedding venue and your dress, it’s time to think about your hair! There are several important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle. Do you want your dress to stand out or your hair? Is the wedding inside or outside? What will the weather be? Do you want to add accessories […]

For 36 years, The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals has been a tradition for locals and visitors alike. More than 20,000 guests each year step into the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and experience a Victorian Holiday Marketplace, in true Dickens tradition, with vendors dressed in traditional Victorian costume and entertainment ranging from Punch and Judy […]

The Thrill of the Junk

By Wendy Reavis

As I think back, it all started when I was a child. My mom and I would drive around looking for dumpsters to search, curbside goodies and throwaway treasures on trash day. These were the days before Facebook yard sale pages, online markets and craigslist – the days before cell phones. This was our time. […]

For some people, the tragedies of life are something to be pushed through or endured, but others use them to fuel creativity and make the world a better place. Brenda Turner is one of the latter. In 1992, Brenda’s friend, Cookie, was taking care of her invalid mother and searching for work she could do […]

Playing . . . in Time

By Jeffery Cohen

I come from a musical family. Although none of us really played an instrument of any kind, my father claimed to be some kind of virtuoso on the violin, having supposedly taken lessons in his youth. And if anyone questioned it, he’d climb up to our dusty attic to retrieve a beat up old fiddle with one […]

Just Like Bogie and Bacall

By Rose Ann Sinay

I get into my Camaro and practically fall into the seat it’s so low to the floor. I have to extend my body sideways, three quarters out of the vehicle to grab the long, heavy door to close it. I sit back for a moment to recover from the effort and turn the ignition key. […]

Yes, it’s the 21st century and the digital age. We live in a society where speed is valued and immediate knowledge is power. So does this apply to your wedding? Not so fast! This is a time to unplug, slow down, and create memories that will be cherished for years to come. There is something […]

A Welcomed Uh-Oh

By Beth Pugh

It was late on a Friday night the night I met my Ryan. At nineteen, I should have been painting the town red, but I was in no shape to mingle that night. The anniversary of my mother’s death was just weeks away and sleep, no matter how sought after, would not grace me with […]

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