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AN ALL AMERICAN DAY by Dotti Hydue GRAB YOUR LAWN CHAIR and a cool drink and stake out your spot along the parade route as people in towns large and small gather to celebrate our nation’s independence day. This uniquely American holiday draws scores of people to beaches, barbecue parties, and fireworks displays all across […]

HONOR THY FATHER by Dotti Hydue DADS COME IN all sizes and shapes and ages and styles. Some are tough and manly, others bookish and reserved. Some men are fathers in name only, some are part-time weekend dads. Others are full-time, hands-on dads fully involved in the lives of their children. What kind of dad […]

WELCOME TO THE LEVY COUNTY KITCHEN by Dotti Hydue LOVE IS IN THE AIR and all around the country lovers are searching to find just the right gift to give to their sweethearts on St. Valentine’s Day. Roses and chocolates are among the top tributes, along with jewelry and a night out at a fancy restaurant […]

WELCOME TO THE LEVY COUNTY KITCHEN by Dotti Hydue AH, CITRUS! HOW DO I LOVE THEE? Let me count the ways…pies, custards, beverages, cakes, frostings, sauces…I could go on for quite a few paragraphs. Before modern supermarkets and global transportation created year-round availability of produce from around the world, citrus fruits were cherished treats found […]

Our Chirstmas Lights Map is online! By Dotti Hydue, Contributor and Editing Consultant. ’TIS THE SEASON for making lists and checking them twice. How many lists do you have? I have a Christmas card list, a Christmas gift list, several grocery lists, and my favorite, my Christmas cookie list. When I was a kid growing […]

AS IT sometimes does, my older sister’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year. And although there was plenty to eat and reasons for celebration, pumpkin or sweet potato pie is no substitute for a birthday cake. All too often, those who have birthdays that fall around the autumn and winter holidays find their special day […]

By Dotti Hydue, Levy County Kitchen Contributor and Editing Consultant SOME historians contend that the first Thanksgiving was held in St. Augustine in 1565 to mark the safe arrival of 800 Spanish settlers. The Spaniards gave thanks by celebrating mass followed by a feast shared with friendly Native Americans. A bit further north and 56 […]

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