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June/July 2018

Ninjas & Feather Dusters Fireflies

Summer Senses

A So. Pines Story


The Other Fruit

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Two wonderful reading programs in Moore County are helping people of all ages to do something truly special: Read!



Garden Variety

A League for Everyone

“Are you flying through the night Looking where to find me?” “Nay; I travel with a light For the folks behind me.” - John Tabb

The National Athletic Village debuts its co-ed soccer league and the beautiful game finds another home in the Sandhills.

Pub People Greg Girard, Amanda Jakl June/July 2018

Storysmith Greg Girard Creative Conjuror Amanda Jakl

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Word Geek Rachel Dorrell

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Quicksand 4 Good Reads 10 Beer Matters 30 To Your Health 32 Destinations 34 (Dogs) of Moore 36

26 At the Table

Yes, it’s true, the tomato is a fruit, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it a vegetable in the 1890s for tax purposes. No, don’t put it in a fruit salad.

DIY 44


Puzzle 46

Parks & Rec

Last Word

Where can a kid find his favorite ninja magazine? For Anthony, it was at his father’s Southern Pines store. He just had to put in a little elbow grease first.


editor note by Greg Girard

The World Cup starts on June 14. The U.S. didn’t make it this time around—the first time since 1986. If you think that’s a long time ago, you’re right, considering Top Gun, Back to School and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off were some of the biggest movies at the box office and gas cost just over a buck (average cost of a car was around $6,700). There have been 20 World Cups played and this year Russia, for the first time, is hosting the event. If you’re into soccer, then you know how big this tournament can be, even without our native land participating. For the last World Cup in 2014, more than three billion people tuned in to watch the matches (that’s close to half the world’s population). There’s a book called Soccer Against the Enemy, published in 1994. The author, Simon Kuper, traveled to 22 countries to see how soccer affects culture, politics and life. In his travels, he discovers soccer “has stopped wars, sparked revolutions and kept dictators in power.” For generations, soccer was a way that ethnic, religious, regional and class tensions could be addressed and vented. Men were tortured for supporting the “wrong” team,

Catalans used Barcelona to support their independence from Spain, an Argentine general believed he knew the proper tactics for the national team and Osama bin Laden attacked the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 because his plan to attack the World Cup was foiled earlier in the year. Kuper writes, “The game remains too good a way of understanding the world to discard.” In an updated foreword to his book, however, Kuper notes the regional friction that swirled above the soccer pitch for generations has dissipated. Soccer is now a global enterprise. Celtic (Catholic) vs. Rangers (Protestant) in Scotland was once much more than a soccer match. Now, the passion is still there but not so much for sectarian division as for bragging rights. And now, a team like Liverpool Football Club, from a port city in northwest England, can attract 70,000 fans to a pre-season game in Indonesia. In this issue, we highlight one of the adult soccer leagues in the Sandhills. Think of it as a primer for all the soccer you’ll be watching come June 14 ... and beyond. | 3

Quicksand Frogs 1865 — The year Mark Twain published the short story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," which inspired Frog Jumping Day on May 13.

7 — The world record, in feet, for

the longest distance jumped by a frog at the Calaveras County Fair in California, which Mark Twain’s short story made famous. The fair continues its frog jumping tradition today, and is celebrating 90 years of hopping.

180 — The degree at which the Fuji tree frog can turn in mid-air when leaping to throw predators off its trail.

4,740 — The number of different frog species in the world, which

live on every continent except Antarctica. Europe has the fewest with only 45 different species, and South and Central America have the most with about 900 different species combined.

32 — The length, in centimeters (slightly longer than a standard ruler), of the world’s

largest frog, the Goliath frog, which also weighs about as much as a newborn baby and appears as big as some house cats.

20 — The height some frogs can jump above their body length, which would be the equivalent of a human jumping nearly 100 feet.

100K — The number of people that could be killed by one gram of venom from the world’s deadliest frog, the Golden Poison

Dart Frog. While scientists are not entirely sure of the source of the venom, they theorize the poison is taken in by eating other poisonous animals and plants. The frog then excretes the venom through the skin but avoids poisoning itself with a protective slime covering. If you hold a Golden Poison Dart Frog, you can experience serious swelling, nausea and muscular paralysis. This deadly frog measures just 2 inches in size but has enough venom to kill more than 10 grown men. 4 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE June/July 2018



Instapaper If you’ve ever been sitting in a waiting room or lobby constantly refreshing your email or feed without Wi-Fi, try the Instapaper app. Instapaper allows you to download articles, like you would for music. You can also organize the articles you’ve bookmarked into categories based on your interests, leave notes and highlight key lines. Of course, this takes a little planning ahead, but maybe there’s an app to help you with that too.


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Jewish Food Festival Durham WHY: If you have a sudden craving for some homemade comfort in the form of kugel and matzo, look no further. JULY 7

36 Questions For the Nicholas Sparks lover who also enjoys theater, 36 Questions is the romantic podcast/ musical you didn’t realize you needed. The three-part podcast, perfect for binge listening, features Jonathan Geoff and Jessie Shelton, a couple trying to revive their marriage based on the infamous “36 questions to Fall in Love” experiment by psychologist Arthur Aron. The experiment evaluated whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by 36 specific questions.

32nd Annual Christmas in July Festival West Jefferson WHY: Missing the warmth of Christmas sweaters regardless of the summer swelter? Visit the Christmas in July Festival to truly live out the iconic song by Sufjan Stevens.

By the Book With all the self-help media out there it is easy to be overwhelmed with fad diets and mental health methods, but fortunately you can listen to comedian Jolenta Greenberg and resident pessimist Kristen Meinzer. The two take on the self-help world as they live by the rules of a new self-help book for a week and share their findings in each episode. The result is a hilarious, entertaining and enlightening “half reality show, half social experiment.”

NC Peach Festival Candor WHY: Those who say peaches are just for Georgia have nothing on the NC Peach Festival. Go for the peaches, camel rides and live music. That's right, camels and peaches ... what could go wrong?


JULY 20-21

Football [soccer] is a matter of life and death, except more important. - Bill Shankly

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. - Jenny Han

A good book should leave you ... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. - William Styron | 5

Quicksand QUICK TIP By Kelly Kilgore, owner of R.I.O.T. (Run In Our Tribe)

The Battle Within

Before running a race, much of the battle comes from within. Most runners hit a rough patch or a mental challenge at some point, so encouragement to yourself as you run is as helpful to your training as the run itself. Like training your muscles, you should train your emotional state for race day, too. Train the body and the mind to feel “uncomfortable.” When you train for a race, we know your body might feel uncomfortable, and guess what? That’s OK; even natural. We all feel the pain and have to mentally talk ourselves into things, including racing. Just remember to stay positive. Did you know that 85 percent of completing a task is mental positivity? So a little self-encouragement can go a really long way—85 percent of the way! Think about the finish line. The “finish line” is a goal. When you can picture the finish line, it will help you visualize victory. Positive vibes attract good outcomes. If you think and know you can, it will happen. Take the pressure off. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. As you do this, let the pressure exit your body. Your body can relax and perform better, and you can enjoy what you are accomplishing—like running a race! Run for something greater than yourself (fundraiser for a cure). If you choose to do this, the reward is in itself, but running for something or someone else just might be the mental focus that you need to push to the end. Use a mantra. Do you have a favorite saying? If you don’t have one, google “mantras” and see what encourages you. Repeat it, and find rhythm in your run. Again, the more positive thinking that you have, the better for you. Mentally focus on your form. Form can be key to helping you be efficient. Have someone evaluate your form, tell you what they think and what needs to be worked on. Think about how far you have come! You are amazing! What about adrenaline and nerves? Yep, you’ll have them, and that is a good thing. Those feelings will carry you farther than you might think. Trust your training. If you haven’t trained well, you will get what you get on race day. But if you have trained well, if you have prepared, if you have stayed focused and worked hard, then your outcome will show it! One last tip. Try to fit in another low key race during your training to give yourself a dress rehearsal for the big day. Doing this can help work out some of the mental things that happen the morning of a race. Read as much as you can about your race, train, prepare, rest … and just do your best! 6 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE June/July 2018




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Showgirls played by Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, a Paris backdrop and laughs ... enough said. (Comedy)


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Alfred Hitchcock shot almost every scene indoors, with only a few shots taken outside. Hitchcock felt shooting most of the scenes indoors would create a sense of claustrophobia. (Thriller)


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From the movie poster: “In his own way he is, perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived.” Not quite sure what this means, but it’s Clint Eastwood, so it must be good. (Western)


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James Bond (Sean Connery) in Vegas and a villian who wants to build a giant space laser out of diamonds. Ah ... the ’70s. (Thriller)


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Cary Grant was lured out of retirement to make this film and Grace Kelly died in a car accident on the same road used in the famous chase scene of the film. (Mystery, Romance)

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JULY 19 M.A.S.H. (1970)

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With its initial box-office take of $41 million, M.A.S.H., at the time, was the second biggest grossing comedy, second only to The Graduate. (Comedy)

JULY 26 BULLITT (1968)

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Two Mustangs and two Dodge Chargers were used for the famous chase scene. (Action)

Later this summer (more details in the next issue) ... AUGUST 2 HOCUS POCUS (1993)

sponsored by Discovery Maps Services, LLC AUGUST 9 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

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Good Reads by Darcy Connor

Preschool/Toddler There's a Bear on My Chair Written and illustrated by Ross Collins

Mouse has a problem: the enormous Bear who is sitting in his chair. Mouse tries all kinds of ideas to get rid of Bear, but to no avail. The difference in demeanor between Mouse and Bear make for an entertaining contrast. The rhymes and the exasperated tone of Mouse are a lot of fun to read-aloud, and the twist at the end will keep young ones laughing. Picture Book The King of Bees Written by Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Jim LaMarche

Henry is fascinated as he watches his Aunt Lilla care for the bees on their Lowcountry farm, longing for the time when he can help. And it’s Henry’s attempt to help that indirectly may save the bees from going to a new home. The conversations between Aunt Lilla and Henry present information about bees in a way that is easy for the reader to understand. Laminack’s beautiful language is equally matched by LaMarche’s gentle illustrations, and together they make The King of Bees a special treat.

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Upper Elementary School The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy By Jeanne Birdsall

A perfect read for the summer, The Penderwicks is the story of four sisters and their father who rent a cottage for a three-week summer vacation and the adventures that ensue, especially when they befriend the owner of the estate’s son, Jefferey. Although set in modern time, there is a timeless quality to the characters and the scrapes they get themselves into. Each sister is brought to life through Birdsall’s vivid descriptions. Luckily, there are four other books in the series, so you don’t have to say goodbye to the Penderwicks anytime soon.

Middle School The Wednesday Wars By Gary D. Schmidt

It is 1967 and each Wednesday half the seventh grade goes to Hebrew class and the other half goes to Catechism, everyone, that is, except Holling Hoodhood, the lone Presbyterian in his class. Holling spends Wednesday afternoons with his English teacher, Mrs. Baker, whom he is sure hates him. To make matters worse, Mrs. Baker has him read Shakespeare. Over the course of the year, Holling begins to learn that things aren’t always what they seem and that it is not about who you are but who you are going to be. More than a run of the mill coming-of-age story, The Wednesday Wars is the right balance of poignant and funny.

Adult I, Eliza Hamilton By Susan Holloway Scott

While you’re waiting anxiously to see if you can get tickets to see Hamilton at DPAC, I, Eliza Hamilton is the perfect way to pass the time. In this historical fiction first-person account, we learn about Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza. Through extensive research, author Susan Holloway Scott brings the strongwilled and captivating heroine to life during the tumultuous Revolutionary War to the founding of our nation.


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How two programs in Moore County are working to encourage reading development in our area Story by Ellen Cooper Photos by Amanda Jakl


tories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. The books children read and the characters they get to know can become like friends. Additionally, reading helps children with their confidence levels, coping with feelings and language and learning. Reading can also awaken the imagination, stirring all of the senses and encouraging creativity. Fortunately for Moore County children, two new programs are available in the area to help foster the gift of reading: the Little Free Library and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Little Free Library Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Library, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing the access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. The idea behind the project is to take the joy of reading outside of the main library and integrate books in environments where members of the community already are. The libraries are small wooden houses atop sturdy posts, and may be mistaken for | 13

Following a great response from bird feeders or newspaper stands from Details the libraries, several more library afar. Once you open the doors of the For more information on boxes were eventually built by library, however, you’ll find a collection the program, how to get members of churches that support the of reading material available for free to involved and how to Resource Center—one by a member borrow, swap or keep. donate, visit www. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian In 2013, the Northern Moore Church and one by a member Family Resource Center leadership of Pinehurst United Methodist team learned of the free library Church. program and thought it would be “Our goal was to place these a valuable resource for some of the libraries where families could more rural areas in Moore County. easily walk to them and always “Considering most of our have an assortment of books,” says families that we assist live in Ruggles. “We knew of families isolated areas, we thought it would who lived in trailer parks and only be a great idea to bring the little owned one car, or even no car at libraries to this area,” says Clare all. They were extremely isolated. Ruggles, executive director of the With community assistance, we Northern Moore Family Resource were lucky enough to host book Center. drives so that we had plenty of books to place in all of the The first library was placed in a rural trailer park libraries.” in Northern Moore County on a Sunday in 2013 by Since the first little library in Moore County, several volunteers of Community Presbyterian Church during more have been placed in the area, including libraries in their annual day of service. Southern Pines and Pinehurst. Moore County joins a Following the church’s initial lead, a class of the 2014 network of more than 50,000 Little Free Libraries around Moore County Leadership Institute built four additional the world. libraries as their group project. “These libraries are all aimed at celebrating and “We placed three of those libraries in other trailer inspiring lifelong readers,” adds Ruggles. parks, and the fourth was placed in a community New books are added monthly, and the libraries in garden,” adds Ruggles. our area are supported through community donations. 14 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE June/July 2018 | 15

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

According to Archibald, this interaction between the parent and child has been proven to help improve a child’s early literacy skills by expanding their vocabulary In 1995, Dolly Parton launched the Imagination Library to and knowledge, preparing them benefit the children of her home county in for school and enhancing their East Tennessee. Dolly’s vision was to foster a family bonding time. love of reading among her county’s preschool Details children and their families by providing them Moore County parents and/or To learn more about with the gift of a specially selected book guardians of children ages birth to 5 Partners for Children each month. By mailing high-quality, ageare eligible to register. Each month, a new, and Families and the appropriate books directly to their homes, she carefully selected book will be mailed to Imagination Library, visit wanted children to be excited about books the home in the child’s name in an effort to and to feel the magic that books can create. To register your child for create a sense of excitement about getting In 2017, North Carolina’s state lawmakers Dolly Parton’s Imaginanew books. It generally takes six to nine included $3.5 million in the first year and $7 tion Library, visit www. weeks from the time of enrollment until the You million in the second year of the state budget first book is received at home. can also register over the for Smart Start to administer Dolly Parton’s The best part? The program is provided at phone at (910) 949-4045 Imagination Library across North Carolina. or visit the Partners for no cost to families. Partners for Children & Families, Moore Children & Families office “We have been distributing books to County’s local Smart Start affiliated agency, located at 7720 NC is leading this effort locally and is working to young, at-risk children in Moore County Highway 22 in Carthage. ensure every young child in this community for nearly twenty years,” says Partners for has books to read and enjoy at home—for Children & Families Executive Director Terry free. Reynolds. “Early childhood should be a time And since its launch in Moore County of great joy and learning. It is our goal to encourage parents in 2017, the Imagination Library has registered nearly 2,000 to read with their children daily during this important time in children in the program. their lives and help boost children’s early learning and school “Our community has done an incredible job with spreading readiness skills. the word about this wonderful program,” says Bonnie "We truly appreciate the efforts of Dolly Parton’s Archibald, early literacy coordinator for Partners for Children Imagination Library to replicate this initiative in other & Families in Moore County. communities, and look forward to providing this opportunity The Imagination Library book program is designed for parents to sit down and read with their child. in addition to those we have supported for many years.”


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Fireflies, or lightning bugs, are fascinating creatures that light up our nights and bring a sense of magic and mystery to our environment. Their light show is used to attract mates, defend their territory and warn off predators. There are nearly 2,000 species of fireflies worldwide and they inhabit every continent except Antarctica. The firefly isn’t a fly at all, but a beetle from the family Lampyridae, Latin for “shining fire.” Fireflies communicate with the beautiful language of light, as opposed to most animals that use sound. Photocytes, or light cells, in the insect’s abdomen are where the glow is produced. The light is the result of a chemical reaction known as bioluminescence, which occurs when two substances, luciferin and luciferase, react with one another when exposed to oxygen. The firefly regulates the flow of oxygen into its abdomen to turn its taillight on or off.

Fun Facts: Fireflies are only about a half-inch long and they have very big eyes so they can see the flashes of other fireflies.

They taste horrible to predators, such as birds and mice, by releasing a bitter defensive chemical when eaten.

A lightning bug’s flash can be yellow, green or blue.

Fireflies are active in the warm months of May, June and July.

Fireflies, as well as their larvae “glow worms,” help to control garden pests such as snails, slugs, cutworms and aphids.

Both male and female fireflies use their flashing lights to communicate. Some species synchronize their flashes across large groups of thousands of insects.

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A League for Everyone

National Athletic Village & the beautiful game Story by James Johnson Photos by Amanda Jakl


s a y oung girl, Belinda Bryant regularly came home wearing bruises, scratches and a broad smile on her face. At roughly 9 years old, Bryant, a self-proclaimed “tomboy,” was the only girl on her school’s soccer team. Today, she serves as the facility director for National Athletic Village (or NAV), an organization that provides a space for athletes of all ages, skill levels and genders to play a variety of sports. | 21

Though NAV provides opportunities for local athletes to participate in numerous sports, including rugby, archery and even dance, soccer holds a special place in Bryant’s heart. On the day we caught up with her, Bryant was overseeing a game being played by NAV’s newly formed co-ed adult soccer league, between Southern Pines’ Powerhouse Team and the Biscoe Football Club. Powerhouse and Biscoe Football Club are two of seven teams that currently play in NAV’s soccer league. The other teams are Robbins Football Club, Sandhills United, the Pirates, the Sporting River Jack Football Club and the Goonies. A number of the teams existed as part of other football leagues before joining up with NAV’s league when it started last year. Bryant says that part of what has attracted other teams to their league is NAV’s massive 70 acres of fields and their flexibility when it comes to who can and who can’t play. “I didn’t care that I was the only girl on the team. I just remember being happy because I was playing soccer,” Bryant says. “At first it was tough, because I remember that they didn’t want to come near me, because I was a girl, and they didn’t want to hurt me.

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The first couple of games I played, when I would get knocked down they’d help me back up and say ‘Oh, I’m sorry.’ It wasn’t that it was so long ago, it was just that it was a small town and there weren’t many girls who enjoyed sports …. My parents weren’t worried though, because this was the way I had always been. They were probably more worried about the boys than me. I would play street football, I’d tackle with the best of them. Sports just made me happy.” Her experience as a child was part of what convinced Bryant that NAV’s teams should be co-ed. Bryant feels when both men and women are playing on the same team, players are far less likely to play overly aggressively, and that makes for a far more relaxed, less dangerous experience for all involved. “You’d be surprised at how good women are at sneaking in a hip-check against another player without a referee noticing,” Bryant notes. Most of the players in NAV’s soccer league had become fans of the sport as children and kept playing well into college. And NAV provides an opportunity for adults to continue to pursue the sport they love well into adulthood.


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Above: Chloe Link in action Left: Belinda Bryant, facility director for National Athletic Village

“I played growing up, all through college and I’ve played co-ed before,” says Chloe Link, the Powerhouse team’s newest member. “I just moved here in August and wanted to keep playing, and someone told me about this place and I saw on their website that they had an adult soccer league, so I immediately signed up.” Link, who is 23 and a recent graduate of High Point University, says that she started playing on NAV’s league about a month ago. “It is very close-knit; I love the team aspect of it. I love the competitiveness as well, and just, I don’t know. Using your feet instead of your hands, the fast-paced nature of it—there’s just a lot to love.” For Link, who works as a teacher when she’s not on the field, the game also serves as a form of recreational therapy. “It is a stress reliever. At the end of the day, I can put work aside, and stop thinking about it for just a bit, and focus on the game,” she says. “I like it a lot. I just like getting to play. It is a little more intimidating playing with both men and women. Especially when it comes

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to guys who are much bigger than me. But it is fun either way.” For Jordan Mebin, who plays for the River Jacks, what attracts him to soccer is the ability to work closely with a team. He feels that no single player holds a specific position, aside from the goalie, and so every person gets to contribute an equal amount to the game. “It is so free flowing, and actually quite creative. You get to allow your creative ability to flow, and it is actually a great way to express yourself,” he says. “It’s a good physical activity, but it also takes a lot of thought and composure to do it well. I had a great Ukrainian coach who would say, ‘In soccer, you don’t have positions, you have players.’ You should be able to play on the defensive end, on the offensive end. It isn’t like baseball, where you have a catcher who just stays in the same place all day.” The NAV adult soccer season lasts about nine weeks, and in the winter months their adult soccer players also get to participate in indoor futsal—a variant of soccer played indoors on a hard court surface, with a smaller, harder, low-bounce ball. “So basically, we play all year round,” Bryant says. To learn how one can register to join the league, or about the many other athletic opportunities available to locals at the NAV, visit




A Two Day Celebration! July 3rd: Fourthfest Concert & Fireworks

July 4th: Fourthfest Parade

July 3rd | Pinehurst Harness Track

July 4th | Village Center & Tufts Memorial Park

6:00 pm– 9:00pm: Family Activities & Entertainment

9:15am: Patriotic Pet Contest | 9:45am: Pet Parade

9:15pm: Fireworks

10:00am: Fourthfest Parade

Join us for our free Concert and Fireworks Celebration at the Pinehurst Harness Track. Children’s activities will include a video game trailer, pony rides, bounce houses and more! A large selection of food and beverages will be available for purchase. Picnic baskets are also allowed. Gates open at 4:00pm for parking.

Join us for our annual Independence Day Parade! Come early to enjoy or participate in the annual Patriotic Pet Contest on the Village Green. After the contest, the annual Pet Parade will kick off the parade fun and lead into the main event. Stick around the park for fun in the sun, food vendors, and the Sandhills Farmers Market.

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As the temperatures start to rise, my thoughts and tastebuds turn toward fresh tomatoes and the great things you can do with them—Caprese salad, salsa, tomato sandwiches, just to name a few. There is nothing better than a slice of a sun-ripened tomato and some Duke’s mayonnaise on bread, with a dash of salt and pepper. Today, we know that tomatoes are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, but for a long time people thought tomatoes were poisonous. They are a member of the nightshade family, along with potatoes and eggplant, but it is principally the leaves and stems that are poisonous, not the fruit. In the 1700s, the deaths of several English aristocrats were initially attributed to tomatoes until it was later discovered that the reaction of the acidic tomato juice on the pewter plates leached the lead out of the plate and caused lead poisoning. Still, it took a long time for tomatoes to recover their reputation. In the late 1800s, the popularity of pizza brought tomatoes back to the table. Now we eat tomatoes raw, fried, broiled, in a sauce, in ketchup, in salsa—you name it, tomatoes are in it. There are thousands of tomato varieties with different colors, sizes and flavors. This can help you tailor a dish to your taste by choosing varieties that reflect the flavor profile you desire. In general, the appearance of a tomato can give you hints about its flavor. Smaller varieties tend to be sweeter. Yellow or orange tomatoes have lower acid content, so are milder. Black tomatoes have a more complex flavor. Tomato plants with larger leaves are sweeter because the leaves produce more sugars. Celebrate summer with tomatoes you’ve grown or purchased from a local farmer (or begged off a friend).

Tomato Facts > The biggest tomato fight in the world happens each year in the small Spanish town of Bunol. The festival call La Tomatina, involves some 40,000 people throwing 150,000 tomatoes at each other. > Eating cooked tomatoes may act as a kind of internal sunscreen—according to researchers at the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle, England—by helping block UV rays. But eating tomatoes is only a supplement to sunscreen, not a replacement. > The scientific name for tomato is Lycopersicon lycopersicum meaning “wolf peach.”

KNOWLEDGE IS KNOWING THAT A TOMATO IS A FRUIT. WISDOM IS NOT PUTTING IT IN A FRUIT SALAD. - MILES KINGTON Georgia Peach & Tomato Salad from Cuisine At Home (I know, I know, see the above quote, but this is more peaches in a vegetable salad. Totally different!) 1 cup frozen black-eyed peas 4 strips of bacon 4 cups heirloom tomatoes cut into wedges 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach 1 cup diced fresh peaches 1/4 cup diced red onion Salt and black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Cook black-eyed peas in water according to package directions; drain and set aside. Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate; reserve drippings. Toss tomatoes, spinach, peaches, onion, peas and bacon in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Whisk together vinegar and bacon drippings in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over salad and toss gently to coat. Serves 12 (about 6 cups) | 27

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Heirloom Tomato Tart from Try to use several different kinds of tomatoes for an extra special look. For black pepper parmesan pastry


Slow-Roasted Summer Tomatoes from Susie Middleton 3 tablespoons plus 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 1/2 to 5 pounds medium-large ripe beefsteak tomatoes (about 12), stemmed but not cored Kosher salt Granulated sugar Scant 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 to 4 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (oregano or rosemary can be substituted)

Heat the oven to 350 F. Line a 12x17-inch rimmed baking sheet or two 9x12-inch rimmed baking sheets with foil. (Don’t use an unrimmed sheet because the oil will spill out; instead use several gratin dishes.) If you have parchment, put a sheet on top of the foil. Coat the pan(s) with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Cut the tomatoes in half through the equator (not through the stem). Arrange the halves, cut side up, on the baking sheet, turning to coat the bottoms with oil. Sprinkle a pinch each of salt and sugar over each half, and drizzle each with a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Arrange the garlic over the halves and top with a generous sprinkle of thyme. Pour the remaining 1 cup of olive oil over and around the tomato halves. Roast in the center of the oven until the tomatoes are concentrated, dark reddish brown (with deep browning around the edges and in places on the pan) and quite collapsed (at least half their original height; they will collapse more as they cool), about 3 hours for very ripe, fleshy tomatoes, about 4 hours for tomatoes that are less ripe or that have a high water content. Let cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes and then serve warm or at room temperature. Be sure to reserve the tomato oil (keep refrigerated up to a week) to use on its own or in a vinaigrette. To store the tomatoes, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to a couple of months. They’ll continue to release juice during storage. Toss in pasta, salad, layer on sandwiches or crostini, or use as a side dish. 28 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE June/July 2018

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water

For filling

3/4 pound fresh mozzarella (not unsalted), very thinly sliced 1/2 cup pesto 2 pounds mixed heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick Special tool: Pie weights or raw rice

Blend together flour, butter, shortening, parmesan, pepper and salt in a bowl with your fingertips or a pastry blender (or pulse in a food processor) until mixture resembles coarse meal with some roughly peasized lumps. Drizzle 2 tablespoons ice water over and gently stir with a fork (or pulse in a food processor) until incorporated. Gently squeeze a small handful. If it doesn’t hold together without falling apart, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring (or pulsing) after each addition until incorporated. (Do not overwork the dough, or it will become tough.) Turn out dough onto a work surface and divide into two portions. With heal of your hand, smear each portion once in a forward motion to help distribute fat. Gather both portions of dough into one ball, then pat into a disk. Chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, until firm—about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch round and fit into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable rim. Roll rolling pin over top of pan to trim dough flush with rim. Lightly prick tart shell all over with a fork. Line shell with foil and fill with pie weights or rice. Bake in middle of oven for 20 minutes. Carefully remove foil and weights and bake until golden, about 15 minutes more. Cool in pan on rack. Remove side of pan and slide shell onto a platter. Arrange 1/3 of mozzarella in bottom of shell and drizzle with 1/3 of pesto. Arrange 1/3 of tomato slices, overlapping, on top of cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat layering twice. Tart shell can be made one day ahead and kept, covered, at room temperature. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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Beer Matters


The American pale ale is considered one of the pivotal beer styles that launched the craft beer renaissance. Craft beer drinkers have more than 6,000 breweries to choose from today, and they have the American pale ale to thank for it. Yet the entire pale ale category is in decline. In the ’80s and ’90s, it was commonplace for new craft breweries to feature a year-round flagship American pale ale. Today, very few breweries even attempt an American pale ale, much less launch a year-round flagship. Before we get into the current state of affairs concerning the style, let’s explain what defines an American pale ale. Many American beer styles are simply bolder, stronger versions of English styles. The father of the American pale ale is the English Strong Bitter. The most common example would be Bass Ale. From this style, but using American ingredients, the American pale ale was born. A pale ale is a refreshing, balanced, hoppy ale that is pale in color and uses American or New World hop varieties. The difference between a pale ale and an American India pale ale (IPA) are the malt balance and alcohol by volume. When looking at the types of ingredients used, there is no discernable difference between American pale ales and American IPAs. You can find the same aromas and flavors in both. A pale ale will be lower in alcohol and have less perceived bitterness due to a larger malt presence than an IPA. The most common pale ale is undoubtedly Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale. This beer first came onto the scene in 1980 and helped Sierra Nevada grow from humble home brewing beginnings to a nationwide company valued in the hundreds of millions. At the high-water mark, the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale accounted for 80 percent of the entire sales for the company. In 2016, market effects started to rear its ugly head and force drastic changes to the American pale ale brands that ignited the craft beer phenomenon. 30 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE June/July 2018

In 2015, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale grocery store sales declined by 5.8 percent and Sierra Nevada noticed a drastic decline in draught sales. To combat the market trends, Sierra Nevada developed an orange citrusy pale ale, called Side Car Orange, to help buttress declining sales. For me, this signaled the beginning of end for the American pale ale category. Firestone Walker, another California-based craft brewing behemoth, also noticed sharp declines in their pale ale sales. Instead of retooling the recipe or creating fruited options, Firestone Walker decided to stop brewing Pale 31 altogether early this year. As someone who works daily in retail beer sales, I have large amounts of anecdotal evidence concerning the slow death of the American pale ale. In my two years working in beer sales, not one person has ever asked me for a pale ale recommendation. This tells me that people new to the beer scene are blowing right passed pale ales and reaching for something bolder. To put it bluntly, the IPA killed its little brother. Go to any retail store or bar and the people who work there will tell you the most common question is, “What kind of IPAs do you have?” I have even gone so far to point out a pale ale on draught, only to be dismissed with a hand wave followed up with “I only drink IPAs.” A sad state of affairs. I can point out fantastic pale ales that, when blind-tasted

by novice drinkers, would pass for an IPA. We’ve just conditioned ourselves to view pale ales as inferior to the IPA. Firestone Walker co-founder, David Walker commented, “Pale 31 has been put out to pasture simply because the American palate it helped awake has decided this style is not for them.” And I don’t think it’s the consumer’s fault. Those of us who work in the beer industry have not done enough to remind our customers how great pale ales are and explain the situations where they are a perfect fit. With the thousands of beer options readily available, knowing what beer to order is a daunting task. It’s almost as bad as knowing what wine to order at a restaurant. Here is my simple guide to ordering pale ales: If you suspect that a restaurant/ bar doesn’t have good draught sanitation practices, look at the bottle list and find a pale ale. Many places put IPAs on draught because they are what’s hot, but their ability to serve it properly is not up to the task. If you are going to a party and don’t know what people like to drink, bring a pale ale. The hop heads will enjoy the pale ale and people who aren’t into robust IPAs can also partake without feeling left behind. If you are going to eat Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese or Indian food, reach for a pale ale. They are perfect for food that has citrus and spice components. If you love pairing food and beer, you should always have a bottle or two of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on hand because of its versatility. When buying in six-packs, I look for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Ballast Point Grunion and Founders Mosaic Promise. My favorite local pale ale to drink is What the Buck from Fainting Goat Brewing Company in Fuquay Varina. It has a combination of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops with a robust malt bill that features crystal malt and flaked oats— something you won’t find anywhere else. When you’re about halfway through your pint, it will hit you about how great this beer is tasting. So if you’re an IPA drinker, reach for a pale ale once a month … before it’s too late.


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What's So Magic About Monday? By Kari Garbark, MS, FirstHealth Fitness


hen people decide to start a new habit, they seem to wait until Monday. I’m not sure what’s so magical about Monday. “I’ll start eating healthy … on Monday.” “I’ll start exercising … on Monday.” “I’ll drink more water … on Monday.” That puts a lot of pressure on a day that is already pretty much designated the worst day of the week. Why not give a little responsibility to a day like Thursday? Show Thursday a little love and add in a new goal. Imagine all you could accomplish between Thursday and Monday. About two hours of exercise and lots of yummy, healthy foods can happen in those four great days. Rather than feeling like you must set aside a huge chunk of time waiting for Monday to begin, take five minutes today. In fact, right when you’re finished reading this, pick a five-minute challenge: • • • • •

Walk for five minutes. Do one minute each of body weight exercises like squats, pushups, lunges, bridges and planks. Walk up and down your steps for five minutes. Stretch for five minutes. Step side to side and forward and back for five minutes (make up your own jig, it doesn’t have to be pretty or on beat.)

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Get your heart rate up with mini challenge of burpees, squat kicks, lateral ski jumps and grasshoppers.

We have a bit of a tendency to procrastinate. Maybe it’s a fear of commitment. Maybe a fear of failure if you don’t accomplish that big Monday goal. Don’t overthink it. If you’re just getting started, in a bit of a slump, or have that neverending lack-of-time thing going, just try five minutes—just that every day in a month is 150 minutes of calorie burning that you didn’t do before. Do that every month for a year and it’s 1,800 minutes or 30 hours of movement and calorie burning you would have been missing out on! Knowing you only have five minutes to complete your task, maybe you’ll stay more focused, walk a little faster, and complete one minute of each of those strength exercises. It doesn’t have to be fancy, you just need to move. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll rock that Thursday goal, feel awesome about your accomplishment and be ready to conquer another one Friday. Go ahead, get started today—there’s nothing all that magical about Monday.


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Carlos found me. He was a rescue at a kill shelter in California. He was a feral street dog that was picked up by the Humane Society. He means the world to me.

Blanca is an Australian Shepherd. She's deaf. She was taken to a vet's office to be euthanized because the people that bought her didn't realize she was deaf and they didn't want to deal with her. Unfortunately, she is what's called a double merle Australian shepherd which causes the genetic defect of deafness and/or vision impairment. It's 100% preventable and people do it anyway for this pretty color. So when you breed 2 merles together you get a 25% chance of vision impairment or deafness or both and people do it anyway. She also has some neurological issues. She was never able to be adopted out so she's a lifer with me and I've had her since she was a baby. I have four other deaf dogs at home so I've been raising deaf dogs for about 12 years now. Honestly the first one I did 12 years ago I had no idea what I was doing. I was like Dear God what have I done. And then with Aussies it's easy because they're so smart. She's super focused on me all the time. She's actually my therapy dog.

Gemma was found on the side of the road with her brother when she was 8 weeks old. That was in June 2015 and she's been with me ever since. She's really a terrible dog, but I love her. Every day I come home, she's drug another item out of my room, but she doesn't chew it up, she just lays with it. She's a sweet girl. She almost set my house on fire one time. I had left a pizza box on the stove and I came home from the store and she accidentally cut the stove on and I knew it was her because she had garlic sauce all over her face. She lay there covering her face, looking guilty. I couldn't even get on to her because it was so funny. If she would have burned the house down, it wouldn't have been.

They're the only type of dog I've ever had. When I was a little child my dad built a house and the house was white with black shutters and a black and white entrance way and he had to have a dog that matched the house. Thirty years later, I still have them.

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I had moved back to the area, after having lived in China for six years, when I found out about Finn. A young local school teacher who worked at Southern Middle passed away suddenly, leaving her two dogs. She thought she had the flu. I needed a home and he needed a friend. I didn't know her, but she must have been a very sweet person because he's the sweetest dog. We just clicked and we've been best friends ever since. He's just my best buddy, we do everything together. I opened a store and it's dog friendly. One, because I love dogs but, two, because I want to hang out with him all day.

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Like most kids, I didn’t get super excited when my dad woke me up on a summer day with “Come on, get up, you’re coming to work with me today.” “Get up” and “work” were enough to spoil the mood by themselves, but the idea of not hanging with my friends for the day made his statement extremely aggressive in my opinion, and I’m sure I let my displeasure be known in various ways. After the grunting, stalling and some silent treatment, however, I ended up in downtown Southern Pines at my dad’s convenience store for the day, and, in hindsight, those days were some of the most important of my life. My dad’s store was a neighborhood place and more of a small grocery than the modern day convenience store. He sold household goods, fresh vegetables and nice wines, whereas today’s stores seem focused on lottery tickets, cigarettes and energy drinks. I liked watching my father at work. The store was open 24/ 7, and it took a toll on him for sure, but he was good at it and he knew everyone who came in by name.

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I learned a lot more than I realized while I was standing there bored out of my mind as he dealt with suppliers, employees and even people he caught stealing. I had to be careful about showing my boredom or else I would speed up the timeline on how soon I got put to work that day. By the time I was 12 I had mastered many of the essential grocery store basics, such as checking in orders, mopping, and stocking and facing the shelves. I took pride in how well I got all the cans facing the same way and I had a favorite feather duster with my name on it. Sweeping the parking lot and taking out the cardboard were less fun, but I’d always see a friend or two outside and we would plan how I was going to spend the money I earned. I was lightning fast at bagging ice and I got paid 10 cents a bag for it. I would do 50 bags a day and as soon as I got off I would go straight to the ice cream parlor and spend every penny on video games. They had all the classic games but the new four-player Gauntlet was the game that ate most of our quarters for at least

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two summers. I didn’t know it but each day my dad was teaching me the value of hard work, the value of money earned and to be proud of the work I had done. My days at the store with Dad weren’t always work though. I was just a kid after all. Sometimes I would sit at the tables with friends and read magazines like Mad and Ninja. Yes, there was a magazine for ninja enthusiasts and I read every edition from 1984-1988, when, for some reason, the magazine stopped publishing. We just hung out. We didn’t have cell phones, so back then if you wanted to meet up with your people downtown you checked the park, the ice cream parlor and the C Store—you were bound to find them at one of the three. It was perfect. My dad even caught on to the video game trend and put in a small arcade. We could skate in the parking lot, until my dad’s attitude on that changed, and there was a literal warehouse full of snacks, drinks, candy, slushies and hot dogs. On top of that there were plenty of local characters to watch come and go while we sat and laughed at Alfred E. Newman and argued the effectiveness of various ninja weapons like throwing star and the blow dart. It seemed like everyone in town would come in each day. Big personnel trucks from Fort Bragg would pull in and fuel up, and the soldiers would come in for sandwiches and hot dogs (hot dogs sold two for a dollar back then). The local shop owners would come in for lunch. My dentist and his family were always there. I later learned that my dad traded gasoline for our dental care. I listened in as men in suits read the paper and talked about local news while drinking Cheerwine with peanuts dumped into the bottle. There were folks who would come in and my dad would give them a free lunch or an odd job to do in exchange for a bag of groceries. The door

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was always opening and people were always being nice to one another. In the big magnolia tree out in the parking lot my sister and dad fed a squirrel. My dad could call it down from the branches to get the peanuts he laid out. He would fill his cheeks with air and poke them with his finger and make a squirrel noise and the critter would come down and eat. I spent some time trying to learn the language nuances and technique but after 30 years of trying, when I try to speak to a random squirrel, I get a lot more reaction from the humans around me than the rodent. Maybe dad just had the touch. Eventually the summer would wind down and the prospect of school began to loom. The giant jar of pickled eggs would be down to the last few pink beauties, although I never saw a customer actually buy one. I went to work less often and spent more time riding bikes and drinking Gatorade in the swampy August afternoons. To put a cap on the summer, every year dad would take us to Hilton Head to the annual North and South Carolina Association of Convenience Store Owners. One would think that my sister and I would be bored to tears on such a “vacation,” but it was amazing. Along with the beach, food and music, the event was designed to push new convenient store goods and products. This exclusive access gave us the chance to try things before any other kids at school. We had things like Cool Ranch Doritos and New Coke and were given huge bags of new candy to take home and try. I would show up to the first day of school with fizzy Zotts, new bubble gum flavors and crazy new candy bars as if I’d been on vacation in another country. My dad worked a lot. He got up at 6 so he could get to Granny’s Donuts to pick up his usual six dozen that he would sell that morning in the store, and he often got home after we were in bed, having missed dinner. I wasn’t a fan of how little he was at home in those years. I promised that I wouldn't work so much when I had kids, and I’m still working out how to live up to that promise now that I have children of my own. When I think back about my time with my father, I remember hunting, fishing and playing tennis. I remember arguments and punishments along with the look in his eyes when he knew that I had learned something. The time I spent with him at the store allowed me to see the other side of my dad. I saw the man that everyone saw, and I’m so glad he didn't let me sleep in.


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Best Seat in the House


It’s summer, people! Time for lounging! Break out the hammock/chair. What? Don’t have one? You will now. BY PATTI RANCK, OWNER, INDIGO EARTH EVENTS


• Iron and ironing board

• 1 3/4-inch diameter x 3-foot-long oak dowel

• Straight Pins (optional)

• 2 yards plain canvas or heavy denim (or fabric of similar weight and strength)

• Masking Tape

• Drill and a 3/8-inch drill bit

• 3/8-inch by 14-foot rope — Nylon/Poly is the strongest

• Sewing machine — sorry, no way around this, the amount of sewing is minimal, but necessary

• Stud Finder (if hanging from your porch or other ceiling)

• Scissors

• 80 mm stainless spring steel Snap Link (220 pounds strength)

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• 3/16-inch stainless steel quick link or an eye bolt (190 pounds strength or more)

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THE PROCESS 1. Fold fabric in half and lay it flat on a hard surface you can cut evenly on with the folded edge on the left and the open edge on the right. Now, measure from the top right hand corner 8 inches in, make a pencil/ chalk mark to mark the spot. 2. With your ruler, draw a line from the mark to the bottom right corner. 3. Using your scissors, cut through the double thickness of fabric, starting at the lower right outside corner up toward your 8-inch mark. Unfold your fabric to see you have made … an isosceles trapezoid! 4. Now, on the top and bottom edges, fold each edge over a half-inch and iron flat. 5. Here comes the sewing … sew a seam to hold each ironed length in place. This will prevent fraying and undue wear and tear. 6. Next, on each of the angled sides, you will fold over 1 inch—iron flat and fold over another 1 inch and iron flat. The double fold makes for a stronger casing, so don’t skimp on that little extra task. 7. You can hold the folds in place using your fingers as you sew, but I pin … just personal preference. Sew close to the inside edge of the fold, forming a casing. 8. Now grab your dowel, ruler, pencil and drill. From each end of the dowel, measure and mark 2 inches and 4 inches. Drill a hole all the way through the dowel at each of the places you marked off. I used a small piece of a rubber gripper pad under my dowel, just to help prevent it from slipping. 9. Take the masking tape and wrap a piece around the end of the rope. This will help you feed the rope more easily through the casing. First, tie a knot near one end of the rope leaving about a 3-inch tail. Start by feeding the rope through at the dowel’s left side (the hole closest to the end). Then, with the chair seat facing you, feed rope through the left side casing from the bottom (wider side) on up and through. Measure about 3 inches from your first knot and make another knot and then continue by threading the rope through the inner hole on the left side of the dowel (4 inches from the end of the dowel). 10. Leaving about a 3-foot length, thread the rope through the inner hole on the right side of the dowel and tie a knot. Then thread through the casing on the right side of the fabric continuing down then back up through the last hole in the right side of the dowel. Tie a secure knot, leaving about a 3-inch tail. (I know this sounds a bit confusing, so check the diagram.) 11. We’re almost done! Arrange and gather sides of fabric until it all looks centered. Find the middle of the 3-foot top length of rope of your chair hammock and tie a knot leaving a 10-inch loop at the end. This will go on your hook. 12. If you are hanging the chair hammock from a porch ceiling, use the stud finder to find a strong spot to screw in the eyelet hook. Pre-drill a hole. Be sure to test to make sure the chair sits evenly and that all knots are tight and secure. Pull down hard as a test for strength before sitting. All good? OK then . . . Let the summer relaxing commence!

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Place numbers into the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains each of the digits 1 to 9. No guessing is needed. EASY

Across 1. Small wheel 7. Small branch 12. Recapture 13. Flourish made after a signature 14. Speaks publicly 15. Plan 16. Petroleum 17. From that time 19. Faucet 20. New Zealand parrot 22. Posed 23. Allot 24. Lyre-shaped 26. Actor’s parts 27. Observation 28. Long-leaved lettuce 29. Restless 32. Commands 35. Venture 36. Fuss 37. Edible roots 39. Consumed 40. Embarrass 42. Obtained 43. Jabber 45. Zone 47. Enroll

48. List of errors 49. Stenographer 50. Resembling dough Down 1. Hook 2. Antenna 3. Abounding in stalks 4. Make lace 5. Supplements 6. Withstands 7. Anger 8. Part of verb to be 9. Construction framing a fireplace 10. Bring up to date 11. Forms 13. Agreement 18. Not 21. Got up 23. Saunter 25. To endure 26. Slender bar 28. Traversed 29. Sayings 30. Floating 31. Triple 32. Room within a harem 33. Disheveled

34. Not rough 36. Encourage in wrongdoing 38. Wander 40. Too 41. Illustrious warrior 44. Storage container 46. French vineyard

WHAT SANDY AND DANNY WERE SINGING ABOUT Ladderword puzzles are like crosswords but with a twist. The words in the middle column are anagrams of the words of the first column. The words in the last column are anagrams of the middle column plus one additional letter. The anchor words (the down clues) are related by a common theme. Across 1. Composer 3. Manipulates 5. Magnifying glass 6. Outer edge 7. The firing of guns 8. Statuette 9. Foreigners 10. Delicate net 11. The medical

system of Galen 12. Emulsion 13. Lighted by the moon 14. Large stone 15. Pertaining to the teeth 16. Cooked but still firm 17. Having ability

18. Series or group of eight 19. Perform in an exaggerated manner 20. Cloudy Down 2. Warm season 4. No clue

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Last Word Tragedy noun / \'traj dē\ e

MEANING: 1. an event causing great suffering, destruction and distress, such as a serious accident, crime or natural catastrophe. 2. a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character; dramatic genre represented by tragedy. While the above definition may be true today, tragedy’s origin takes a, well, ignoble detour. In Ancient Greek, tragedy is tragoidós, which combines trágos and aoidós. Trágos means male goat and aoidós means singer, thus tragoidós means “goat singer.” The word eventually evolved to tragoidía, which means “goat song.” The word then took on various forms in Latin, French and then to Old English as tragedie, which is how we end up with tragedy. Greek plays or tragedies initially were performed by a chorus until it became common for one of the singers to give an introduction or interpretation of the story. Gradually, this speaker took on a more prominent role in the story and eventually others joined in the narrative until the tragedies evolved into what we consider today a modern play. Of course, many of the plays had calamitous endings, especially for its heroes, thus the Greek tragedy. OK, now back to this “goat song” thing. It’s not really known how the word came into usage, but there are a few theories. One is that during many of the Greek tragedies performed, the actors often dressed in goat costumes as satyrs (the half-goat beings in Greek mythology). Another is that Greek plays or tragedies were referred to as “goat songs” because the prize in play competitions was often a live goat. Yet another is that these play contests were also worship ceremonies to Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, which involved chants and dances (Ancient Greek plays often had religious overtures). The plays would sometimes involve a goat sacrifice accompanied by the singing of a lamentation. Thus, a goat song. Perhaps the root of tragedy is a mix of all these theories or there’s a simpler answer. When The Guardian newspaper in London asked its readers why the word tragedy derives from the word meaning “goat song,” one man wrote in, “Have you ever heard a goat sing?”

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