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Amy Debach-Confer

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Articles by Amy Debach-Confer

Fresh Life: Exotic dishes are meals to remember Fresh Life: Exotic dishes are meals to remember
76 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Financial constraints may serve as a good reason not to travel on exotic vacations or go out to eat throughout the week. Recently, I brought a bit of culture, experience and tasty foods to our home. For a creatively comfortable experience at a fraction of the cost, anyone can recreate a travel [Read More]
Fresh Life: Time for the mid-winter haul out Fresh Life: Time for the mid-winter haul out
77 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
While contemplating this week's article, I was also doing some mid-winter cleaning. Not just the typical laundry and dishes, but really cleaning out. Some would call this spring cleaning but, as it is not yet spring, I call it a mid-winter haul out. After the excitement of receiving new gifts for [Read More]
Fresh Life: Q&A with beekeeper Emily Wiggins Fresh Life: Q&A with beekeeper Emily Wiggins
79 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Since completing two beekeeping courses/workshops through Cornell Cooperative Extension, in Ithaca N.Y., my fascination with bees, beekeeping and honey has grown. The healing properties of honey are immense and the affects that bees have on our environment are equally as astonishing. Although I [Read More]
Winter weather plays a critical role Winter weather plays a critical role
81 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Affects of changing weather patterns and global warming — a topic that could be discussed in length — can impact ecologically, economically and socially. Some feel that the cold and harsh weather of our Pennsylvania winter has worn out its welcome. The fact is that the first day of [Read More]
Fresh Life: Snowshoeing provides a winter workout Fresh Life: Snowshoeing provides a winter workout
82 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
If your winter sports palette does not include the rush of downhill skiing or snowboarding, the cost and land necessary to own a snowmobile, or the coordination of ice skating; snowshoeing may be the perfect winter sport for you. Snowshoeing incorporates a modified stride and step and is a great [Read More]
The Fresh Life: Welcoming 2013 The Fresh Life: Welcoming 2013
84 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each New Year for at least four millennia. Common New Year's traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year’s foods, watching fireworks displays and making resolutions. Another worldwide custom includes singing [Read More]
Fresh Life: Winter Solstice Fresh Life: Winter Solstice
87 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
While the holiday season, for many, is reserved for giving thanks, celebrating the birth of Christ and ringing in the New Year, others are completely overwhelmed with what the season has become over the years. Many feel rushed to meet holiday deadlines, pressured to find the most perfect gifts, [Read More]
Fresh Life: Breakfast with the big guy Fresh Life: Breakfast with the big guy
88 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — A breakfast with Santa was held at the Pleasant Gap American Legion Post 867 on Dec. 8. While there were many activities connected with Bellefonte’s Victorian Christmas, including other breakfasts around the area, the turnout at this first-ever event for the legion was a [Read More]
Fresh Life: Oh, Christmas tree Fresh Life: Oh, Christmas tree
89 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The tradition of the Christmas Tree was not always regarded as a positive symbol. A holiday tradition many around the world participate in is making space in their homes for the rising of the infamous Christmas tree. While manufacturers have been able to recreate life-like trees that can be stored [Read More]
The Fresh Life: Local Winery is a Reason to be Thankful
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The Fresh Life: Local Winery is a Reason to be Thankful
90 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
This year's open house will be held on Dec. 15 and 16. As well as these themed events, the winery also offers private tours and testing’s for groups or individuals, wine and tapas pairings and guided wine and cheese pairings, Amy Debach-Confer writes. [Read More]
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