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Amber DeGrace

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A Holiday In Asheville, NC

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Have you grown weary of how fast-paced the holidays have become? Some stores are playing Christmas music weeks before most of us have even thought about Thanksgiving dinner plans with our families and friends. There are TV commercials trying to convince us that gifting a teenage child with their brand's...

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Taking On Port Discovery In Baltimore, MD With Toddlers

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Port Discovery is located in Baltimore, Maryland just a short walk from the historic and bustling Inner Harbor. The building is located in a sort of cul-de-sac, with the Power Plant music venue beside and a few restaurants directly across from the entrance. The entry is...

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Cask Ale Festival at the Historic General Sutter Inn in Lititz, PA

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 3:20 PM

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 5th Annual Cask Ale Festival at the General Sutter Inn in beautiful Lititz, PA. Lititz is a charmer of a town, bursting at the seams with antique shops, primitive craft boutiques, bric-a-brac stores, and a variety of other...

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Record Store Day 2012

(13) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 5:15 PM

I am one of those types of people who likes to touch my media. I would rather flip through a magazine than read one online (although I do like Zinio). I prefer curling up in bed with a book and feeling the paper between my fingers over reading...

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UPDATE: St. Lucia Devastation From Hurricane Tomas (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 1:22 PM

Yesterday I wrote a piece about the current situation going on in St. Lucia post-Hurricane Tomas, specifically in the town of Soufriere. I told you a little about why part of my heart will always be drawn to this beautiful island and also about the fear I had...

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St. Lucia Devastation From Hurricane Tomas (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 9:56 AM

If you know anything about Caribbean weather, you know that in a few days it can go from a paradise lost to a hell found. Perhaps you have heard about the devastation and tragedy in St. Lucia caused by Hurricane Tomas. Perhaps you haven't. Maybe you've been so distracted by...

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A Day in the Life of a Brewer -- Iron Hill Brewery

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 1:45 PM

I have been a frequent patron of Iron Hill Brewery in Lancaster, PA since the doors opened in 2007. My husband and I are both mug club members and take advantage of as many special events as we can. I have always enjoyed the restaurant for...

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The Black Angels at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 12:48 AM

On September 7, there was a secret show at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City for The Black Angels' new album Phosphene Dream. As my name was crossed off the guest list, I walked up the front steps to imposing doors and entered into...

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11 Roasters and the Art of the Bean

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 12:08 PM

There are quality wines and cheap wines; quality beers and cheap beers. The care and precision that is put into the production of these drinkables comes through in the final product. The same is true for coffee -- each bean has a distinctive quality and characteristic that is often lost...

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Arctic Alchemy and the Allsopp's Ale Adventure

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 11:47 AM

Arctic Alchemy is the adventurous endeavor that three friends and their small crew are undertaking in order to recreate a historic trek to the Canadian Arctic in the name of beer. The trip begins in Bethlehem, PA and ends on the banks of the Hudson and James Bay, where they...

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Don't Let Dengue Fever Take a Bite Out of Your Key West Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 11:28 AM

When I hear the words dengue fever I think the Tropics. I picture lush palm trees swaying in a gentle wind and luxurious cerulean waters tentatively kissing soft powdery sands only to rush away in shyness. There is maybe a couple sitting in the shade of one of the far...

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Cuban Bread Recipe (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted July 17, 2010 | 11:49 AM

Cuban bread is amazing. It's rich, full of flavor, and wonderfully soft inside. It's secret? Lard.

Yes. I said it. Lard.

I've never been able to find 'real' Cuban bread (Pan Cubano) in these parts so I decided to make my own. These are big shoes to fill, but I'm...

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Hops, the Friendly Greek, and Lagunitas Brewing Company

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2010 | 3:45 PM

I am a hop head.

When it comes to a fine craft brew I am fairly indiscriminate. If it is brewed well then chances are my taste buds are going to be partying. However, if my life depended on choosing one style, I would blubber, "HOPS! Anything hoppy, for the...

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A Vampire Does Not Make a Good Lover

(80) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 4:43 PM

I haven't jumped on the Twilight bandwagon yet. Chances are I'm not going to. I realize there are now many women out there that are gasping and would like to pull me through the computer screen, shake me violently, and ask me what in the world can possibly be wrong...

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