Monthly Archives: November 2012

Honoring the Lesser Known Part Three: Up Close with The Russian Revels

Today is the last of three installments honoring those individuals who give of their time and energy to support our military. When The Russian Revels came to town, they made headlines in the base papers and occasionally even in the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Tidbits

Great tips on setting a beautiful Thanksgiving table can be seen in the footage of Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House tour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft1wgQ0VYrc. Mrs. Kennedy brings specific attention to the centerpieces imported from France in 1870 by President James Monroe. Clearly, the … Continue reading

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Honoring the Lesser Known, Part Two

USO Stateside Operations included USO Camp Shows, Inc., which was composed of persons from the entertainment industry and managed four different circuits. It was established in 1941 and grew to 702 units, ranging from 1-50 people. Tours lasted anywhere from … Continue reading

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The Troops Behind the Troops: Honoring the Lesser Known, Part One

The highlight of this year’s Veterans’ Day celebration in Sonoma was the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, an 80 percent replica of the official memorial in Washington, D.C.. The many additional activities which accompanied this special exhibit were coordinated by Sonoma’s … Continue reading

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Stay Sharp with Wüsthof!

“Stay as sharp as you are!” That’s Harald Wüsthof’s motto. Harald is Managing Partner of Wüsthof, manufacturers of  fine cutlery in Solingen, Germany. He is the seventh generation family member to run the business. I had the unexpected pleasure of … Continue reading

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Russia’s Purrfectly Enchanting Pussycats

O.k. Cat Lovers, it’s time to toast our Russian fe-lines! When it comes to cats, most people seem to be familiar with the Russian Blue, and rightfully so. It’s the one with the most versatility, meaning it plays well with … Continue reading

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