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Curd Quips: Cheesemongers come to celebrate…and compete

What if the everyday jobs that we do were- on occasion- celebrated? Celebrated with an event that let the best in each field showcase their talent and compete to…well, be the best in their field.

Real Estate- Homebuyers: Beware of unexpected repair costs

If you’re buying a home, there are additional expenses you may want to budget for beyond the down payment and monthly mortgage. Home projects, even small ones, can really add up.

Real Estate: Thinking of buying a home? What to know now

Better employment prospects, rising home values and historically low mortgage rates are driving improvements in housing markets across the country. If these facts are tempting you to take the plunge, you’re not alone.

Home & Garden- Get help: Avoid the seven most dangerous DIY home renovations

One in five DIY-ers tackling home renovations ends up in the hospital each year due to accidents, according to the Home Safety Council. Don’t become a statistic.

Curd Quips: Orange slices worthy to be called American?

Consider first that it’s not cheese-no, not by a long shot. It is manufactured with less than 51 percent cheese, sodium citrate, gelatin and several more compounds. Regulators more commonly classify it as “ “imitation cheese” or “sandwich slices” or “processed cheese food.” Said simply, an industrial product born of need that has a history of building up the country.

Home & Garden:  Mulching can keep your lawn healthy

When working in the yard, you may be tempted to simply bag your yard clippings and set them out to the curb for pick-up. But experts say that mulching grass clippings is a much better alternative for the health of your lawn and the health of the planet.

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Curd Quips- Real deal: Rave reviews for raw milk

Taller than me and with very focused eyes, I knew that something was up when the cheesemaker grabbed my arm and led me out of the room. We moved away from the reception and into the hallway where he let go of my arm. He was silent for a moment as he interlaced his fingers and wiped his intertwined hands across the crown of his head, exhaled while looking up at the ceiling, and then brought his eyes back down to mine while placing his hands on my shoulders.

Curtain Calls: “Tartuffe” - False prophets and true believers

Moliere's "Tartuffe" plays at the Shakespeare Theatre. Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre.
Like any good master of farce, Moliere knew that there is a very snug relationship between humor and truth. If your audience can’t recognize the truth in a parodied situation, they won’t see the humor.

Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair

Photo courtesy of CFC. The Blue Devils vaulting team will amaze and delight with their acrobatics on horseback.
CFC Farm & Home Centers are celebrating the horse this summer with a brand new, adventurous equine event, August 29, at the Fauquier Fairgrounds in Warrenton, VA: the Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair.

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