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December 4, 2009

Open Hands Ministries: The Stahlstown Boutique

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OPEN HANDS MINISTRIES: THE STAHLSTOWN (PA) BOUTIQUE

Monte Holland

During the holiday season, and at other times for shopping, some of us tend to forget the service stores in our communities. There we can find new or gently used clothing, gift items and furnishings. They accept donations of these items, and operate using volunteer help. Below is a post on one such store: the Stahlstown Boutique in Stahlstown, PA.

     Are you in need of a special Christmas outfit? Are you looking for a special Christmas gift? Or do you have a special outfit you can no longer wear, which needs to find a home elsewhere?

     You might be surprised that the Ligonier (PA) area has a special place to shop and donate—the Stahlstown Boutique, which sells (more…)

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February 2, 2009

HOW TO HARVEST & STORE ICE (Ice Harvesting)

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HOW TO HARVEST AND STORE ICE (ICE FARMING)

To read the background of harvesting ice, read the post ICE HARVESTING: BIG BUSINESS IN EARLY AMERICA (at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com , filed in the FEATURE ARTICLES folder). This post is a how-to on ice harvesting and storage.

There is a terrific sense of urgency in harvesting ice, which must be about a foot thick to support the weight of horses and teams of men. It requires the surface of a pond, lake, river, or stream to be completely (more…)

January 22, 2009

HOW TO HARVEST AND STORE ICE (ICE FARMING)

To read this post, click on  HOW TO HARVEST & STORE ICE (Ice Harvesting) . For some reason, this particular post site refuses to be corrected, and is very difficult to read the way it is setting itself up. I’m sorry for the inconvenience! I hope you enjoy this article.  Carolyn

August 2, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-7 July 15, 2008

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BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-7  July 15, 2008

  HISTORY RISES FROM THE ASHES

 

HISTORY RISES FROM THE ASHES

SPEAKING OF ASHES…

SPEAKING OF ARSON…

      It’s always sad to have a popular social site destroyed, and it’s a double whammy when that site is also a landmark with historical significance.

      The Hollow Tavern, located between Latrobe and Ligonier on the Lincoln Highway (RT. 30, PA, near Arthur St. Clair’s homestead), burned on February 23. It wasn’t in operation for the previous few months, because (more…)

May 19, 2008

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Most women consider starting a business at some time or other. When my husband opted for early retirement from teaching to become a pastor, we moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He became a student instead of the professor, and I seriously considered starting a business.

Owning a business requires certain personal characteristics, prime among these is self-discipline. There is no boss directing you. However, you should realize that being a homemaker requires this same self-starting mechanism.

You will need to have the ability to multitask. Again, being a (more…)

April 18, 2008

BRAMBLES (BRIEF RAMBLES) 2008-1: April 17—On Sprint’s Poverty, Quality Water and Relationships

BRAMBLES (BRIEF RAMBLES) is a new column on my site, www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. It will relate, comment on and explore eclectic topics pertinent to my (and others’) life in several short segments. This first BRAMBLE explores Sprint’s poverty, Quality Water and Relationships.

SUPPORT SPRINT IN ITS POVERTY!?!
Sprint will go broke if my neighbor doesn’t pay her last bill after closing her account with them. It was for (more…)

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