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November 1, 2018
Pat Nelson will return to this year's 34th annual Arts & Crafters Tour after heart surgery forced her off last year's tour. Her daughters and two other crafters will add their work to hers when she opens up her home for shoppers. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Three craft-crazy days: Crafters in nine homes open doors to public
November 1, 2018 - 6:21am
December 30, 2016
Catch up on winter reading in library program
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
December 28, 2016
Amaryllis is a popular holiday bulb. (Contributed)
Successfully growing traditional plants of the season
December 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Holiday season is good time to discuss aging with loved ones
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 14, 2016
High-quality gardening gloves can make a great Christmas gift for avid gardeners. (
Holiday gifts for the constant gardener
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
December 7, 2016
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
November 25, 2016
Mary and Joseph stand with their donkey at last year's Living Nativity at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. This year's event is Saturday, Dec. 3.
First Lutheran Church presents The Living Nativity
November 25, 2016 - 8:00am
November 16, 2016
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Give to the Max day is Thursday, Nov. 17
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
November 4, 2016
Holiday craft/vendor event benefits Jingle Bells
November 4, 2016 - 10:00am
July 6, 2016
Flags, balloons and other patriotic touches adorn boats at the Alexandria Chain of Lakes Boat Parade Monday, July 4th.  (Photo by Al Edenloff, Echo Press)
A festive Fourth
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 24, 2015
A colorful collection of orange and green bell peppers, pomegranate and avocado are some of the ingredients of this refreshing appetizer served with scoop-shaped chips. (Dave Wallis | The Forum)
Easy and festive last-minute holiday food ideas
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
December 18, 2015
LETTER: Be kind and help garbage haulers
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Old, tangled and broken holiday lights can be properly recycled through January 2016. (Photo courtesy of
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am