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5 Loaves Food Pantry

5 Loaves Food Pantry

By Mariam Ayad It’s 9:45 on a Tuesday morning and there’s already a line forming behind the 5 Loaves Food Pantry in Sachse. The pantry doesn’t open until 10 a.m., but those in need of its services are eager to begin choosing this week’s groceries. […]

Travel the Turquoise Trail

Travel the Turquoise Trail

By Carrie Dunlea New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment with its diverse terrain encompassing five different mountain ranges, caverns, plateaus, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. If you’re visiting the state, and a bit of a New Mexico novice, plan a little detour one day and […]

Adopt Abby

Adopt Abby

Abby’s story is a bit lengthy because many humans have failed her in her six years. She was born in the rescue May 7, 2012. Her first adoptive home lasted for only a few weeks until Abby and the other dogs at the home got […]

Add gardening space with elevated gardens


Add gardening space with elevated gardens


By Melinda Myers Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access. Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near […]

Mechanic on a Mission

Mechanic on a Mission

Faith and compassion are his tools of the trade By Sonia Duggan Enter the door of Affordable Auto Services on Parker Road in Wylie on any given day and you’ll get much more than you bargained for. You’ll not only get your car repaired at […]

Cooking under Pressure

Cooking under Pressure

Chipotle Cheese Potato Soup with Fresh Summer Corn | 6 to 8 servings COOK TIME (UNDER PRESSURE) 15 minutes Potato soup is on our dinner table often due to its ease of preparation, low cost and the fact that everyone in my family loves it. […]

Homegrown Goodness

Homegrown Goodness

Local farming families bring fresh food to Collin County By Jennifer M. Aguilar If you’ve watched many cooking shows, or like to frequent the finest restaurants you can afford, then you likely already know what a difference truly fresh food can make. Not only is […]

Linus is a lover

Linus is a lover

My name is Linus! Our best guess is that I’m a handsome combination of Great Pyrenees and Lab. Everyone who meets me says that I am a really sweet boy and very easy to fall in love with. I greet most of my new friends […]

Shade gardening beyond Hostas

Shade gardening beyond Hostas

By Melinda Myers A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant […]

Irish Stew | Servings: 6

Irish Stew | Servings: 6

Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/4 pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 3 cloves garlic, minced salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and […]