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Hectic holiday schedules make hanging out with friends hard. Between Black Friday and Christmas, calendars feel the crunch. And so do our wallets, what with all of the traveling and long lists of loved ones to shop for. Thats why I like the idea of giving an experience as a gift.
Soak this in: I have never once been able to give my mama a greeting card with a brown child and a white mother. She loves the cards I give her; the sentiment is always there. And I know thats what its about the love. Until you spend a lifetime feeling invisible.
The area’s coffee community strives to bring variety to our cups, but the trade doesn’t flow just one way. Local professionals regularly export their own knowledge to coffee-growing countries. The resulting relationships yield better coffee for us while creating more profit, opportunity and security for farmers and their communities.
Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology come and go, the country’s sweet tooth has remained ever keen.
The fledgling nonprofit Giving Grove has planted 20 micro-orchards over the past year. Many of these groves are in low-income communities where access to fresh produce is limited. Additional clusters of trees are taking root in suburbia, where social service organizations and faith communities have agreed to pass the harvest on to food pantries.
Gabriel Munoz of Overland Park is director of sales at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Kansas City and co-owner of HireBilinguals.com, a website that helps businesses find employees who are proficient in Spanish.
Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.
The rules at Café la Vie are simple: come in out of the cold, hug your hosts and friends, head to the table neatly laid out with coffee and tea, then settle into a comfy chair or couch by the fireplace. If youre new to the neighborhood and looking around the room at a group of strangers, rest assured: They will all be friends by the time you leave.
Pope Francis called for prayers Wednesday for 12 Orthodox nuns reportedly taken by force from their convent in Syria by rebels. Religious officials in the region have said the women were abducted, but a Syrian opposition activist said they were merely removed for their own safety.
Paul Crouch, the televangelist who built what's been called the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has died. He was 79. Crouch died at his home in Orange, Calif., on Saturday after a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease, his grandson Brandon Crouch told The Associated Press.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’m already depressed about Christmas. Last year, we resolved not to spend as much money or get so busy, but I can already tell that it’s not going to happen. How we can make Christmas what it ought to be, instead of this rat race? — E.J.
DEAR ABBY: My parents and sister live three hours away, so my family stays with me when they come to town. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disappear from my home. They are usually small and portable — earrings, in particular. The idea of someone stealing from me was very upsetting. When I mentioned it to my sister, she suggested that it could be our housekeeper.