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Albuquerque’s Crafts Scene Is Diverse And Abundant.

By Jim Weaver Few cities in the world have the cultural richness you find in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1609, the city has both the traditions of its Native Americans and of the Spanish who settled here centuries later. Persons interested in fine crafts might spend weeks here and then not see it all. There …

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BBQ Festivals Provide a Taste of the South. South Carolina, “The Birthplace of Barbecue,” Fills Spring and Summer with Cook-Offs and Culinary Competitions

Compiled by Mary Gallagher Every state has their version of BBQ and although I haven’t eaten at every place on the BBQ Trails of southern states like Tennessee, Texas, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and more. I have sampled quite a few which is another advantage of living a long time. Some folks have …

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Around the Texas Coastal Bend

by Terry Conway It is the winter home of the only natural colony of the endangered whooping cranes in the world.  A most elegant creature, they land among wind-bent trees that dot the sand-dune covered beaches of Rockport and Fulton, Texas.  The largest bird in North America, an adult male stands five feet high and …

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Disability Group Finds Barriers to Accessibility at 95% of Amtrak Stations

WASHINGTON: The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) announced on October 16 that a review of Amtrak stations found 95% have major barriers preventing people with disabilities from using the nation’s rail system. All Aboard (Except People with Disabilities) Photo NDRN The Network reviewed 94 stations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Eighty-nine of …

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