Custom Built 2009 Wooden Car



This custom wooden car rides on a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power from a Chrysler 318 engine. It is driven by an automatic transmission and has merely 1,800 miles on its speedometer. The whole body is made of cedar and its interior is ju… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Business Bits



Set goals before attending networking events. Seek out people whose business may complement yours. Challenge yourself to talk with new people. Some of the best business opportunities can happen by chance! Jennifer Pontinen is a Business Consultan… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

100 Years of Sales Wisdom: How Great Granddad Sold Cars In 1907




  Author’s note: This week’s edition of Conducting Commerce is dedicated to one of the most underappreciated and yet most important players in American commerce – the car salesman. – Ernie Mitchell SELLING STEAM CARS:… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tamarack:

it deserves respect


 The bogs and wetlands along Highway 169 north of Virginia are ablaze with the golden orange glow of tamarack trees. If you get in your car RIGHT NOW and go for a drive, you will see them in their blazing fall glory, before they shed their need… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Cooperatives on the Iron Range: Part 2



These school children wait for the bus while standing in front of the Pike-Sandy Co-op General Store on Highway 169, across the street from the local tavern (now Kountry Krossroads). Circa? We think mid-50’s. Courtesy Virginia Area Historical … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 3 No More eXCUses!



  H ello Again. Well, let’s get to the weekly update right off the bat. I lost a pound this week. Of course, I wanted to see that scale move, but, it is what it is. I’m happy with progress. I didn’t have the best week. I ca… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Growing Garlic



Garlic purchased from the farmers’ market is a savory, juicy, culinary treat! Hardneck garlic varieties (German Red, Russian Red, and Montana Giant) are well suited for Zone 3. Southern softneck garlic is found in grocery stores. Plant the … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Space LIFT

Common Problem: Thinking outside the box!

 The Fix:   Start simple! Doing the unexpected brings creativity to decorating. Filling a glass bowl with a loose stack of pictures of friends and family rather than with potpourri or candles adds a bit of surprise to a display on a chest… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Christopher Columbus’s greatest contribution: Italian Cuisine




  Editor’s note: Ruth sent me these recipes a couple weeks ago in honor of Columbus Day. I ran a story about the St. Michael’s Chili Cook-Off instead, so, here are the Columbus Day recipes – with a nod to Native Americans… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Students and dog sweeps in SCHOOL




Virginia High School is inviting law enforcement officials into the school to conduct contraband sweeps with speciallytrained dogs. This is arguably unconstitutional. School officials have the ability to require students to open their lockers upon d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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