Strangers at the dog park

Strangers at the dog park

Last August I adopted a puppy from the Fayette Regional Humane Society. She was an 8-week Labrador/Beagle mix that had somehow found her way to me. No...

September 21st, 2022 |  


Showing up to make a difference

Showing up to make a difference

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, I attended a City Council meeting for the first time. It was me and a group of 10 others who’d come together with the amb...

August 25th, 2022 |  


Committment to my craft

Committment to my craft

Over the past few years, I have traveled to neighboring communities, as well as small towns in other states. One particular place that comes to mind i...

August 17th, 2022 |  



It’s time to re-wonder

It’s time to re-wonder

I recently went on a camping vacation with my family in Western Tennessee. This part of the state is a bit different than where the Smokey Mountains a...

August 1st, 2022 |  


Thank you for the opportunity to serve

Thank you for the opportunity to serve

My approaching retirement from Southern State Community College has prompted me to reflect on my 12 years serving as its president. Out of the many th...

June 28th, 2022 |  


Library garden to be planted

Library garden to be planted

In less than two weeks, the Carnegie Public Library garden will be planted, and families are invited to join in.The planting will take place Saturday,...

May 2nd, 2022 |  


Introducing FCPH’s weekly column

Introducing FCPH’s weekly column

With the collaboration of the Record-Herald, I am pleased to introduce everyone to Fayette County Public Health’s (FCPH) Weekly Column. Each wee...

December 28th, 2021 |  


The Yoders know their onions

The Yoders know their onions

What a combination. It’s 6, the birds outside my window are trying to outdo each other, all six little children are sound asleep, and Mommy is r...

August 11th, 2021 |  


Banana Split Dessert perfect for summer

Banana Split Dessert perfect for summer

Hello! This week’s recipe seems to scream summer to me. It is so good and refreshing for a summertime dessert, not too heavy—and it is dia...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Wednesday market vendor lineup

Wednesday market vendor lineup

Local produce dominates the vendor lineup this week at the Wednesday afternoon Fayette County Farmers Market.This venue, located in the TSC parking lo...

June 9th, 2021 |