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Minkin's Music: Summer of Love

A very unique show coming to the lovely, intimate Cain Park Evans Amphitheatre titled the “Summer of Love Concert” on Thursday, August 8, has piqued my curiosity. The show was created by Glen Burtnik, the former multi-instrumentalist from the band Styx. His credits also include being a member of the original “Beatlemania” on Broadway (he...

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The Starving Chef Recipe: Cast Iron Spinach Artichoke Dip

I love summer because it means I get to experiment with cooking outdoors. This spinach artichoke dip can be baked in the oven or over an open flame. No matter which way you cook it, it will surely be a highlight of your next cookout. Cast Iron Spinach Artichoke Dip Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 30-40 minutesMakes: 6-8...

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Sending your child to school in style

For the past 100 years, families have trusted Lucky Shoes to provide children’s shoes that fit and are functional, yet fun. And this year, as the kiddos get ready to go back to school, it is no different. “We fit your little ones in quality footwear that allows them to run, walk and play,” says John Luck, the great-grandson of Lucky...

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Proper prep is pivotal for your flooring

These days, everyone is buying luxury vinyl plank, tile, hardwood and engineered plank flooring, but not everyone has the skills to install it. There are specs to follow in regard to how flat a surface has to be in order for the warranty to be valid. A lot of times we’re tearing up different surfaces, so the floor beneath needs to be prepped...

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A Final Thought: For the love of summer

Last week I received a spam email from Lowe’s, the home improvement store, letting me know that it’s time for their annual patio clearance. They promised big savings on patio furniture, grills and outdoor power equipment. My heart sank. I swallowed hard. Is summer over? I began to weep. How can this be? I still have a pile of mulch...

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