Even classic recipes can get an updated twist

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

My mom wrote a weekly recipe column in East Texas and did a little catering. She’s been gone for about five years now. When I attended my high school reunion and other festivities in my hometown a few weeks ago, it surprised me how many people brought up the subject of her column and talked about their favorites.

Thank you for helping pup

Friday, Nov. 07, 2014

I want to thank couple in the Escalade and another lady for stopping on Cardinal Road to help the little dog that was hit by a car when everyone else was driving around him. They blocked the lane to keep him from getting hit by another car, called the police and stayed with him until an officer arrived.

Apartments -- and apartment dwellers -- should be welcome

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Thank you for reporting on last week’s City Council meeting during which a 456-acre mixed-use development for south Mansfield won first-round approval.

Early detection key in breast cancer

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a scary and unfamiliar path. Fortunately, patients at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center have Lisa Smith, a breast cancer survivor and director of radiology, to help guide them through the challenges. Lisa says it is part of giving back to others as she shares her experiences with the patient, providing advice and emotional support. One in eight women will have invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s survival rate. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is now 98 percent. Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by scheduling a mammogram.

Recognizing the Friends of the Library

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 19-25 is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a good time to recognize the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library. This group volunteers their time and expertise to actively support the library and its mission through fund raising, promotion and advocacy. The Friends operate a year-round used book sale in the foyer of the library that helps raise funds for items that are not covered in the library’s budget.

Simple recipes taste like you slaved for hours

Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

I have several friends (who will remain nameless because I want them to keep them as friends) who will look at the list of ingredients for the Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers and simply file it away thinking “that’s more than three (four or five) ingredients - forget it!”

Women’s Division hosts tablescapes luncheon

Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

For those who enjoy entertaining, particularly with the holidays approaching, the key to being the consummate hostess is creating a table setting with flair and panache. To get your creative juices flowing on the latest designs in tablescapes, make plans to attend the Tablescapes Luncheon on Oct. 16 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Step up exercise and walk away from heart disease

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Anyone can be at risk for heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women in Mansfield, as well as in the United States. It’s also a disease that we can actually help prevent and control, explains Alan Taylor, MD, an independently practicing cardiologist on the medical staff of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

Senior Citizens Day fun, informative

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

On Aug. 21, I took advantage of a chance to learn more about historic Mansfield when I took the free bus tour, hosted by Bill Beard and Faye Rydell that was part of the Senior Citizens Day activities. I really enjoyed our bus ride, sharing the pretty-full bus with interesting and interested folks. Mr. Beard’s knowledge and stories of earlier Mansfield residents and places brought historic Mansfield to life. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Mr. Beard, and thanks to all involved in organizing this fun day.

Remember to hold loved ones close

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

I found out Monday that another friend has been taken from us too early by cancer. This enemy is far too successful in my opinion. As we grow older, it seems that more and more of our friends, family and acquaintances fall victim to this terrible disease. I am reminded of a scripture from John that our pastor used for his sermons in the last couple of weeks. John 9:1-4 (NIV) says this: As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Here Are The Winners of Best of the Best 2013!