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3 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Bell's Upper Hand Brewery set to be toast of Escanaba

The new Upper Hand Brewery, recently constructed in Escanaba, is looking to start making beer next month, according to the president of Bell's Brewery Inc. "We have staff to get started.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Escanaba, MI, Life, Homebrewing, Kalamazoo, MI

7 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

A hopping good time at Mount Snow this weekend

Attention all beer lovers. The 20th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival will be happening in West Dover Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, noon to 6 p.m. The Mount Snow Brewers Festival has established itself as a premier event in Vermont and this year nearly 50 craft breweries are expected to be pulling their taps for an appreciative crowd.


Related Topix: Beer, West Dover, VT, Life, Homebrewing

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Animated debate: If Hello Kitty isn't a cat is Snoopy a dog?

The Hello Kitty balloon flies in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


Related Topix: Life, Hello Kitty

Creative Loafing Atlanta

$2.5 million gift supports High Museum's folk art initiative

The museum announced that is has received a $2.5 million gift from Atlanta-based patrons Dan Boone and his late wife Merrie Boone to support the initiatives, including the endowment of a permanent, full-time curatorial position to lead the department.


Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Summerville, GA, Chattooga County, GA

Knitting fall fashion trends 2014

Fall trends for 2014, according to HuffPost and knitting 's fashion barometer, Vogue Knitting, are capes and ponchos, big and bold, once again.


Related Topix: Life, Knitting, Fashion, Fall

Tim's Toons: In praise of the long-dead Osamu Tezuka

"Personally, I'm opposed to capping wins or even nominations, even if seeing Modern Family win year after year drives me up the walls.


Related Topix: Life, Anime and Manga

The Winnipeg Free Press

Hell might be sitting through another found-footage film

'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick As Above, So Below.


Related Topix: Life, Spelunking

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

"When I wake up in the morning, I will pray to God to give me strength and focus," says 21-year-old Sorie Fofana.


Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Marine Corps Times

Cave team: Erin Corwin found in unmapped gold mine

Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif.


Related Topix: Life, Spelunking, Celebrities, Christopher Lee, Joshua Tree, CA, Twentynine Palms, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

PC World

Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

It's half the size of the Statue of Liberty, has flashing eyes and steam rising from its body as it towers over puny humans by Tokyo Bay.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Life, Anime and Manga

Weekly Packet

Haystack announces final summer exhibit, evening programs

Haystack's final summer exhibition of 2014, Made in Maine: Work by Recent Fellowship Recipients is on view at the school's Center for Community Programs through August 31. The Center, located at 22 Church Street in Deer Isle village , will be open Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. for the duration of the show.


Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Bar Harbor, ME, Gateway (Washington, DC), Life, Crafts, Columbia University, University of Minnesota

Portland Tribune

Make way for River Beer or Never Fear, River Beer is Crystal Clear or ...

The Oregon Brew Crew , the state's oldest and largest home-brewing club, with 250 members, thought their brewers had seen and sipped it all.


Related Topix: Beer, Oregon, Life, Homebrewing, Hillsboro, OR, Washington County, OR, Tualatin, OR

The New Zealand Herald

Julie Christie: Muck raking will draw a backlash

It's hard to believe it's almost three years since Richie McCawesome and his boys held the fate of John Key's Government in their hands.


Related Topix: Life, Conspiracy Theory

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Fontana elementary school makes a contacta with International Space Station

FONTANA >> Seven students from Dorothy Grant Elementary School in rapid-fire succession Wednesday asked an International Space Station astronaut questions about shaving, where he gets oxygen and why he wanted to venture into space.


Related Topix: Fontana, CA, Science / Technology, Space, Life, Ham Radio, Education Etc., NASA


Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat, Sanrio Reveals

Christine R. Yano is an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii who has spent years studying the phenomenon that is Hello Kitty.


Related Topix: Life, Hello Kitty, Japanese-American, Asian-American

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Home brewers toast new law

In this July 23, 2014 photo, samples of home-brewed beer are seen at brewer Glen Forneris' home in Mattoon, Ill.


Related Topix: Life, Homebrewing, Wine, Drink

Berkshire Eagle

Eclectic Shelburne Falls

The town of Shelburne Falls, located just off the Mohawk Trail , is home to an active artists' colony, the Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum and many small shops, galleries and eateries that beg to be explored.


Related Topix: Shelburne Falls, MA, Drink, Coffee, Life, Crafts

The New Zealand Herald

Caving in to Waitomo's bright lights

"This rock fell during an earthquake," announces Uncle Trev, our guide as he pointed to a block of limestone 4m long by 2m wide and half a metre deep, weighing at least 10 tonnes.


Related Topix: Life, Spelunking, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Travel

Salvation Army volunteers to collect donations in Colchester in September

MEMBERS of the Salvation Army are urging residents to beware bogus collectors as they get ready for their own big collection.


Related Topix: Collecting, Life

The Sparta Independent

Area sewing clubs needle away

The Newton Needlers are one such neighborhood group in the North Jersey chapter of the American Sewing Guild.


Related Topix: Life, Sewing, Andover, NJ, Embroidery, Branchville, NJ, Sussex County, NJ, Entertainment