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Wednesday's Woman

  • The List: Selecting good fruits and vegetables

    The fresh fruits and vegetables of summer are at farmers markets and supermarkets and there are tricks to pick the best one. Overall, look for clean fruits and vegetables with no bruises or breaks in the skin, said Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County extension agent for horticulture. Food also should be sold in clean one-time-use containers. And if it seems early for a particular fruit or vegetable to be available at a farmers market, ask the farmer where the food was grown.

  • The List: Sunglasses for all

    THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

    As adults and children alike are enjoying summer activities, it’s important for everyone under the sun to protect their eyes from ultraviolet rays.

  • The Art of Performance: Performance of Props

    The production of “The Secret Garden” in New Albany, Ind., has closed. During the planning and the performance of the musical, I got to experience up close another important part of theater performance. I paid special attention to the technical side of the production, which included the props and sets.

  • Marilyn McLane celebrates 40 years in real estate

    Marilyn McLane’s life has many components including work, family and art. Each is a source of happiness and an outlet for kindness.

    In September, McLane will celebrate 40 years in real estate and receive special recognition for that accomplishment from fellow realtors.

    While Hardin County is now her home, she was born in Beaver Dam and grew up in Louisville. Later she went to Western Kentucky University.

  • Motherhood and more: A milestone birthday

    So I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks.  I’m not completely sure how I feel about it.

  • Ask the Expert: Nutrition - Drink up and stay hydrated

    The summer is here and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more and staying hydrated by drinking more water.

    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it we can become severely dehydrated.

  • The List: Five steps to fewer yard pests

    Annoying and possibly dangerous mosquitos and ticks are out in force. To help take back your yard, practice the five Ts, according to Mosquito Squad, an exterminating company specializing in treating for mosquitoes and ticks.

     

    1. Tip. Dump all standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including that underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Mosquitoes need standing water, and not much of it, to breed.

  • Attorney enjoys extra role clowning around

    As an attorney practicing domestic and criminal law, Phyllis Lonneman sees many a case that is no laughing matter.

    As Choco-lotte the clown, laughing and smiles come with the territory.

    Lonneman, who graduated from clown college about three years ago, said clowning is her escape from the rigors of court, and it is a rewarding activity for her.

    So occasionally she dons makeup and becomes Choco-lotte the clown.

    “I’m a big chocolate fanatic,” Lonneman said.

  • Life or something like it: The travel bugs bites in Europe

    About 35 years ago, some friends of ours got bit by the travel bug.

    They went on a summer missions trip to Scotland, and on the way home took a detour through London and Paris.

    That did it. Over the years they’ve been to Europe about 15 times, at least 10 times to Germany. They’ve seen the Oberammergau Passion Play, staged every ten years in a village an hour south of Munich, four times. Half the town participates in some way, following a vow made in the 1630s that they would stage the play if God would spare their townspeople from the Black Plague.

  • Junior Women's Club to host charity event

    The Elizabethtown Junior Woman's Club will host a cocktail event Friday to raise money for SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program and the American Red Cross.

    "This is brand new. We wanted to have something else to do that would be really fun and different," said event chairwoman Leanna Milby. The Junior Woman's Club organizes multiple fundraisers and is best known for its Holiday Marketplace.