• July 27, 2016

Food & Entertaining

Monday 06/06/2016
Unique gifts fit for every type of grad
Posted: June 06, 2016

(BPT) - Graduation season is in full swing, and “Pomp and Circumstance” can be heard around every corner. Help your favorite high school or college grad prepare for the next steps in life’s journey with a thoughtful, personalized gift. Here are a few ideas worthy of a ceremonial cap toss.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Gift Guide for DIY Dads and Grads
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Father’s Day and graduation season are the perfect opportunities to beef up your gift recipient’s garage -- and high-quality tools are a must for anyone -- from DIY novices to professional handymen.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Tips to get family photos you want to keep forever
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re like most people, images of your family are probably languishing on your smartphone or tucked away in the closet on an old computer. If you take a break from the selfies and invest in the time to hire a professional photographer, you’ll end up with beautiful family portraits that capture and preserve the love, affection and expressions that are unique to your family. These photographs are your gift to yourself, your children and generations to come.

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Monday 05/23/2016
5 Father's Day gifts that beat a tie
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - While it’s true your father will appreciate any gift he receives this Father’s Day, you can seize the opportunity to think outside the tie box. Here are five ideas to help step up your gifting game this Father’s Day:

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Dads and Grads Season: How to Pick the Right Gifts
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re shopping for a new graduate or something special for Dad, you’ll want to find the perfect gift.

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Friday 05/13/2016
How to Select the Best Gifts for Grads
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Graduation celebrates one of life’s major accomplishments. It also celebrates independence, which is often eagerly anticipated -- albeit a bit scary. As a result, most people are tempted to give gift cards to recent graduates to alleviate fears over upcoming expenses both after high school and college. But there are many practical and meaningful gifts you can get your grads that they’ll both appreciate and remember for years to come.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Historically wisecracked as one of the most difficult people to buy for, Dad still generates $12.7 billion in Father’s Day sales, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Father’s Day Spending Survey” conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Great Father's Day Gifts for Outdoor Dads
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Does Dad love the great outdoors? Show you care this Father’s Day by helping him gear up for upcoming adventures.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Mother's Day gifts guaranteed to give a lift
Posted: April 28, 2016

(BPT) - For those who want to think outside the chocolate box, Mother’s Day poses a challenge of the very best kind. Making sure your gift counts all comes back to knowing and appreciating just what makes Mom special. These gift ideas are sure to strike a chord with those women who give us unconditional love, laughter and a lifetime of memories:

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
7 sweet gifts for Mom
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Show mom just how much you love her by showering her with sweet gifts straight from the heart. From a breakfast fit for a Queen, to a “berry” sweet chocolate surprise, to quick and easy gift ideas and sweet homemade treats, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your family’s leading lady and make this Mother’s Day one to remember!

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Summer Is the Perfect Time to Catch Up on Some Reading
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As summer days grow longer (and hotter), with them comes a more relaxed mindset -- there are no lunches to make, kids to get off to school or parent-teacher conferences to attend. In short, it tends to be a great time to catch up on some of those guilty pleasures that you deny yourself nine other months out of the year.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
Summer Must-Haves to Take the Fun to the Next Level
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Respecting the stars and stripes: American flag etiquette
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how to properly care for and display it.

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Thursday 05/05/2016
3 Ways to Celebrate Summer Affordably at Home
Updated: May 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Don’t let the potentially high cost of summer fun keep you from enjoying time with family and friends.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Mom Knows Best: Even When Buying a Mother's Day Gift
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If choosing the right Mother's Day gift has been your biggest challenge over the years, try taking a cue from mom herself.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
3 Ways Scents Can Impact Your Mood
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Have your spirits ever cheered suddenly when you entered a room? Have you ever been whisked away to a different time and place after breathing in a familiar fragrance? The way you feel is affected by more than what meets the eye. When it comes to your mood, scent can be a very powerful force.

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Friday 04/01/2016
Sell your home fast with these 3 often-overlooked home-staging tricks
Updated: April 09, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - If you’ll be selling your home this spring or summer, your Realtor will probably talk to you about staging the house to maximize its appeal to buyers. Staging is a simple process that can have a big impact on how quickly your home sells and, Realtors say, how much buyers are willing to pay for it.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
6 quick tips for everyday kitchen messes
Posted: July 26, 2016

(BPT) - The kitchen is truly the heart of the home — whether you’re making Grandma’s famous cookies or hosting an intimate dinner for family and friends, the fun in this room never ends! But the cleanup that follows can be a chore.

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Make Summer Holidays Delectable With California Avocados
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season and outdoor entertaining is in full swing!

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Monday 07/25/2016
Fuel Your Day the Healthy Way
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Between balancing work with family and friends, squeezing in a healthy meal can be hard, and finding time for a workout can be even harder. A busy lifestyle demands quick, portable and convenient foods that let you refuel your body with better health in mind.

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Pledge to Pack a Healthier Lunchbox
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If good eating habits have fallen by the wayside during the summer break, you can kick off this school year right by pledging to guide your family toward healthier lunches.

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Brazilian Grilling with Medal-Worthy Skewers
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With all eyes on Brazil this summer, what better way to celebrate the games than to recreate the flavors of the host country? Create your own backyard Brazilian barbecue with traditional meat skewers that pack a bold flavor punch.

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More Food, Recipes And Entertaining
Copperas Cove police looking for burglary suspect
Posted: July 26, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say was involved in a burglary of a building and criminal mischief that occurred Monday at Jokers/Southern Nights Club, 301 Joe's Road.

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Copperas Cove council to look at tax rate
Posted: July 24, 2016

The Copperas Cove City Council will have a workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday to see a presentation on and discuss the ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2016-2017.

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