Jennie Lowry, local musician, business owner and active community member.

Jennie Lowry, local musician, business owner and active community member.

Jennie Lowry is a woman who wears many different titles: mom, business owner, community volunteer and radio DJ.Lowry was born in Mount Airy and into t...

November 1st, 2015 |  


Brookie Bunton, deliciously creative

Brookie Bunton, deliciously creative

Brookie Bunton may have retired from 25 years as a teacher’s assistant last spring but she’s still plenty busy. She has cakes to bake, dec...

October 28th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  


Bundt cakes are an imaginative fall alternative to pies

Bundt cakes are an imaginative fall alternative to pies

No doubt about it, fall is pie season. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, they all scream fall and the holidays to come. But if you don’t want t...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Don’t let a pumpkin shortage mess up your fall; do it yourself.

Don’t let a pumpkin shortage mess up your fall; do it yourself.

If you’d rather open a can of pumpkin than cook a pumpkin from scratch, it’s probably a good idea to get on down to the store and stock up...

October 14th, 2015 |  


It’s sweet potato time

It’s sweet potato time

Even though it’s definitely fall, the Mount Airy farmer’s market is still clinging to summer. There are a few tomatoes, baby eggplants and...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


Surry Cancer Awareness Team never stops

Surry Cancer Awareness Team never stops

It is hard to imagine a group of people who are more passionate about what they do than the Surry Cancer Awareness Team. This group of volunteers is d...

September 28th, 2015 |  


What would Aunt Bee cook?

What would Aunt Bee cook?

It only takes watching an episode or two of “The Andy Griffith Show” to figure out that Aunt Bee was a gifted cook. Especially if one of t...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Dairy and the brain

Dairy and the brain

More than 300 people participated in the Surry Alzheimers Walk last weekend in an effort to fund research to end Alzheimers. It’s an important c...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Sky’s the limit with pizza

Sky’s the limit with pizza

Once you get past the idea that pizza has to be red sauce, mozzarella cheese and a topping or two and realize that the dough is a totally blank canvas...

September 9th, 2015 |  


It tastes better than it looks

It tastes better than it looks

Using a new recipe is an adventure. An adventure whose results can vary tremendously.Sometimes a first time recipe can result in a new family favorite...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Why do school lunches have to be so hard?

Why do school lunches have to be so hard?

It’s only the third day of school and if you’re already struggling with ideas for school lunches, don’t feel bad. It happens. And st...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Hold onto summer as long as you can

Hold onto summer as long as you can

Even though it’s still plenty hot out, signs are everywhere that summer is almost over. It’s only a few weeks until Labor Day, most of the...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Two great tastes that taste great together

Two great tastes that taste great together

Just because a TV commercial is silly doesn’t mean the concept involved is not a good idea. The old Reese’s peanut butter cups campaign, &...

August 12th, 2015 updated: August 12th, 2015. |  


Modern Gardeners prepare salad buffet

Modern Gardeners prepare salad buffet

Hot summer days call for light salad luncheons that include fruits, vegetables and pastas served with iced tea. With temperatures hitting the 90s, mem...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Sounds fancy, easy to make, tastes good

Sounds fancy, easy to make, tastes good

Insalata Caprese is a very fancy name for a very simple dish. More commonly known as Caprese salad in this country, the fancy name doesn’t give ...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Ratatouille is summer perfection

Ratatouille is summer perfection

Whether you have your own vegetable garden or depend on the farmer’s market for seasonal local produce, there comes a moment in high summer when...

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  


One pot pasta is a modern miracle

One pot pasta is a modern miracle

Cooking pasta and sauce all together in the same pot is such a great idea that it’s hard to believe that no one thought of it before. It means a...

July 15th, 2015 |  


Your kids are wrong — squash aren’t slimy

Your kids are wrong — squash aren’t slimy

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July 8th, 2015 |  


Dessert as metaphor for love

Dessert as metaphor for love

From the late 1950s until March 7, 2004, the world was divided between those people who dined at La Côte Basque, and those who did not.Regular di...

July 6th, 2015 updated: February 7th, 2018. |  


Westfield News

Happy, Happy 77th Wedding Anniversary to Lorene and Marion Vaden. Simply “Awesome,” and what a milestone that so very few accomplish!! Man...

July 6th, 2015 updated: January 2nd, 2018. |  


Soup for the soul, and the waistline

Soup for the soul, and the waistline

It’s been two centuries since Beethoven said “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” And he wasn’t the first to be begu...

July 6th, 2015 updated: January 4th, 2017. |  


Calling all chocolate lovers

Calling all chocolate lovers

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July 1st, 2015 |  


Charcuterie and cheese: What’s not to love?

Charcuterie and cheese: What’s not to love?

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June 24th, 2015 |  


A Passion for horses

A Passion for horses

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June 21st, 2015 updated: June 22nd, 2015. |  


Mix it up on the grill

Mix it up on the grill

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June 17th, 2015 |  


Farm goes ‘Back to the Future’

Farm goes ‘Back to the Future’

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June 15th, 2015 updated: June 15th, 2015. |  


Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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June 14th, 2015 updated: June 14th, 2015. |  


It’s time for graduation and cherries

It’s time for graduation and cherries

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June 10th, 2015 |  


It’s time for graduation and cherries

It’s time for graduation and cherries

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June 9th, 2015 |  


It’s time for graduation and cherries

It’s time for graduation and cherries

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June 9th, 2015 |