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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...

It’s Martha’s Party – She Can Dance If She Wants To!

 WORDS & PHOTOS BY BEN DUNGAN A 50th birthday party celebration looks about like what you’d think it would. Friends and family all gathered in...

Sniffling, Sneezing…Cold Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN In the previous three winters, I have had two colds. Do the math - that means one entire winter season, I...

For No Particular Reason, I Decided To Wander

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My friend Scott Hirshman once told me that every time he hears the song “Running On Empty” by Jackson Browne, he...

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And then one day, you’re wearing a vest…

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It was a fall day, but an unseasonably warm fall day at that. The low wasn’t that low, and the high temperature...

Think Big – Shop Small. Shop Downtown Belmont!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (November 30) Downtown Belmont will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS for Small Business Saturday...

Decorating Your Home For The Holidays

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES If you’re anything like me, when this time of the year rolls around, the thought of decorating for the holidays brings...

Mount Holly’s 2nd Annual Lantern Parade was a Huge Success!

Despite some intermittent sprinkles of rain, Mount Holly's 2nd annual Lantern Parade went off without a hitch. Up from 200 lanterns last...

Three Myths About Interior Designers

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES There’s no doubt that we are living in a DIY “golden age”, but there is a valid reason why there are...