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Returning Home After Coming Of Age

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I was told recently by my sister-in-law that you can’t quote a movie if you haven’t seen it. In that moment,...

Making Memories at McDonald’s

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN Here’s a confession. I still enjoy Facebook®. I know it’s not cool to still love the social media platform, but I...

Channeling Summer

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It’s already come and gone. Oftentimes with a whimper. In fact, if you’re not careful, you might miss it. It makes...

Walking The Streets At Night…With My Dog

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I walk the streets at night. You can typically find me out there between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4...

Living, Loving & Leftovers

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN The year was 1993. A man named Meat Loaf topped the music charts in 28 countries with the song “I’d Do...

Baby Names and Punchlines

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My son, Evan, seems to know when one of my jokes are coming. He can sense the approach. He can spot...

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage Soup

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON Saint Patrick’s Day is the 17th of March, and even if you’re not Irish, this hearty soup is sure to please. This...

Belmont Is Blooming

Rooted in community spirit, a new tradition is about to bloom in Belmont. For more than a year, city of Belmont staff...

March Into Spring

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN March. We finally made it. It’s a month that is all about forward progress. After all, it’s in the name. We are...

3 Ways to Freshen Up Your House For The New Year

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES There’s a running joke in my family that as soon as the presents are opened on Christmas morning, I’m...

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON Now that it’s finally cold, red beans and rice are a great winter meal sure to warm you up! This recipe is...