By Lora Abernathy Though Frank Grasso III had been patronizing his future wife’s hair shop for a year and a half, they hadn’t yet met. When they finally did and things got serious, he made his intentions clear: He wasn’t interested in marriage or in having kids. Frank has now been married for 20 years […]
Second annual event set for Oct. 14 in Hillsboro By Lora Abernathy Matt Roberts was one of several local performers who entertained visitors during the 2016 Taste of Highland County in Hillsboro. Sharon Hughes can be found most days patronizing a Highland County shop. She “bought local” long before it was cool. And her weekends […]
By Lora Abernathy My grandma did all of the cooking in her house. The “Mary’s Kitchen” plaque in the shape of a frying pan that still hangs above the toaster was only a light-hearted warning, but a warning nonetheless. A few weeks after she died, I drove over to West Virginia to visit Grandpa. I […]
By Lora Abernathy Gary and I spent 13 years being dog parents. Three months after our last dog died, it became clear we had to do it again. Saying farewell to Bela our Great Dane, 12, and Boris our yellow Lab mix, 12, one year apart was crushing. They were “us” — our better half, […]
By Gary Brock They sit silent, more that 870 of the ventriloquist dummies in the three buildings that make up the Vent Haven Museum. And silent they will remain. That is because out of respect for the ventriloquists who owned these hundreds of examples of the art and rich heritage of ventriloquism, the cardinal rule […]
By Laura Kasserman This recipe feeds a crowd — or a family of 10 kids.