Peach Salsa

It seems like every produce stand and farmers market in the south is bursting with soft, fuzzy peaches. This basic, peach salsa recipe is perfect for summer get togethers or relaxing on the porch.

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Soaking Up The Strawberry Super Moon

Having just celebrated the Summer Solstice last weekend, there is something so exciting and magical about welcoming the Strawberry Super Moon this week. 

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What is a Life to You?

By Harmony Robin • Guest Columnist | As I sit and gaze out my window, the summer breeze cools my face. Listening to the sounds of a summer night and typing away what I hope will have significance or meaning to someone, somewhere, someday. 

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Good Vibrations

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of balancing a space by using a combination of the elements water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Understanding how energy moves or becomes stagnant and the effect it has on the people living there, is key to transforming the living environment. So this begs the question, “how do you know if your home has good or bad energy flow?”

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Meet The Author of 'The Girl Explorers'


Meet the author of The Girl Explorers, Jayne Zanglein, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. She will greet folks and sign books.

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Welding student named Sylva Rotary Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of Sylva chooses a student of the month for good grades and exemplary study skills.

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Memories and Lessons Learned

“Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… It is a continuing act of creation.” - Rosalind Cartwright

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Thankful for Dad this Father's Day

Trying to speak honestly about the relationship I have with my dad can feel icky. It’s complicated — and I’m sure many of you can relate.

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Grateful for Dear ol' Dad

Some people are so unique no adjective seems worthy. They are such distinct individuals that a written description eludes me. My dad is a person such as this.

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