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11/15/2014

Pat Shingleton: 'A Quack Up...'

Pat Shingleton: 'A Quack Up...'

Posted 4:25 PM 11/14/2014 by Pat Shingleton

It's opening day of Duck Season for the Coast and West Zones. Luke Guarisco holds the title as champion duck caller for Avoca and Pecan Island Duck Clubs. Along with the Duck Dynasty stars, Austin McCullough and Hayes Alexander, Luke judges callers. Geese fly in a "V" formation to provide 80% (More)

11/14/2014

Pat Shingleton: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald..."

Pat Shingleton: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald..."

Posted 3:55 PM 11/13/2014 by Pat Shingleton

The Great Lakes can be treacherous at anytime of the year, but especially in November. An example is November 10, 1975 and a powerful storm that sank the cargo ship, Edmund Fitzgerald. It was the theme of a song by Gordon Lightfoot as the storm claimed the lives of 29 crew members. Researchers (More)

11/12/2014

Pat Shingelton: "Tree Tapping..."

Pat Shingelton: "Tree Tapping..."

Posted 3:59 PM 11/12/2014 by Pat Shingleton

With the sugar cane harvest completed, the production of molasses will continue. The Mancivalano family operates the Adams Farm in southern Vermont. Since 1865 the farm has included a dairy, timber production and the construction of sap tanks. The mainstay of the farm is its production of maple (More)

11/11/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Battlefield Forecasting..."

Pat Shingleton: "Battlefield Forecasting..."

Posted 4:11 PM 11/10/2014 by Pat Shingleton

In this morning's Advocate there will be examples of veterans that have served, sacrificed and embraced their duty for our country. It is celebrated on the same day as the signing of the Armistice, ending World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Sverre Pettersen championed (More)

11/9/2014

Pat Shingleton: The Porch

Pat Shingleton: The Porch

Posted 12:49 PM 11/8/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Porches were originally designed to provide space for folks to pause before entering or exiting a home or building. As noted in a previous column, porches in England provided cover for worshippers and for liturgical use. Before a baptism, the priest would begin the service on the porch. In (More)

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