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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Best Bites of 2014

Best Bites of 2014

A look back at the year in good taste

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Betty’s Eat Inn

Betty’s Eat Inn

Yes, she’s a real person; no, this isn’t her

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Tramonti Pizza

Tramonti Pizza

Why there’s no such thing as too much Italian food in Seabright

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Beyond the Jar

Beyond the Jar

How Tabitha Stroup has built her rapidly expanding jam empire

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Good News Restaurant Supply

Good News Restaurant Supply

George Neel is a pot dealer

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

On The Rise

On The Rise

Manresa Bread Project, New Year’s the French way, and a heavenly fruitcake

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

All About Cake!

All About Cake!

Local cake artist Rachel Cox goes the nontraditional route

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

A Holiday Prequel

A Holiday Prequel

Holiday discounts on Love Apple Farm workshops, new restaurant to open in Felton, and chipotle hot sauce

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Round About Now

Round About Now

The glory of persimmons, plus Ivéta scone mix and lunch at Assembly

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Ashby Confections

Ashby Confections

Local chocolate maker talks chocolate and self control

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Crop Circles

How the confusion over GMOs is undermining the organic movement

 

Week of Festivals: Full Moon, Lantern Festival, Purim, Holi

It is a week of many different festivals along with a full moon, all occurring simultaneously. Thursday Chinese New Year celebrations end with the Lantern Festival (at full moon). Thursday is also the Pisces Solar festival (full moon), Purim (Jewish Festival) and Holi (Hindu New Year Festival). Sunday, March 8, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. The festival of Purim celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the cruel Haman (a magistrate) seeking to destroy them. Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly Jewish, saved her people from death. The sweet cookie hamentaschen celebrates this festival. Friday, March 6, is Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival celebrated after the March full moon. Bonfires are lit the night before, warding off evil. Holi, the Festival of Colors, is the most colorful festival in the world. It is also the Festival of Love—of Radha for Krishna (the blue-colored God). It is a spring festival with singing, dancing, carnivals, food and bhang, a drink made of cannabis leaves. Holi signifies good over evil, ridding oneself of past errors, ending conflicts through rapprochement (returning to each other). It is a day of forgiveness, including debts. Holi also marks the beginning of New Year. At the Pisces Solar festival we recite the seed thought, “We leave the Father’s home and, turning back, we save.” Great Teachers remain on Earth until all of humanity is enlightened. The New Group of World Servers is called to this task and sacrifice. Sacrifice (from the heart) is the first Law of the Soul, the heart of which is Love. This sacrifice saves the world.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of March 6

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