• A word on Thanksgiving

    By Terry Mills

    This week, our family and friends will gather around the dinner table, as they have for generations, to celebrate a holiday that is nearing its 400th anniversary.

    As even some of our youngest students can tell us, what is widely considered to be America’s first Thanksgiving took place in 1621, when the Pilgrims and a tribe of Native Americans came together for a three-day feast to give thanks for a successful harvest.

  • The suspense of Black Friday

    The suspense is building for shopping fanatics around the country as the largest shopping event of the year is this Friday.

    Black Friday is an annual shopping event following Thanksgiving Day where stores of all varieties offer reduced prices on select items for a short amount of time. Black Friday is also regarded by many as the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

  • Cloud accounting solutions

    Back in July 2015, I wrote about storing files in the Cloud and that the Cloud was simply another term for the Internet. You do not actually store files in a cloud, but you store data, or process information, on computers connected to the Internet, usually for a fee, but sometimes free (subsidized by advertising).

  • Reinvent your Thanksgiving feast

    Many people would sum up their Thanksgiving experience by saying, “it was a feast.” However, with most feasts there is the potential for leftovers and Thanksgiving is no different.

    Many of us are acquainted with leftover turkey sandwiches, turkey enchiladas and even turkey potpie. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests the following as a means of reinventing Thanksgiving leftovers:

    Prepare turkey soup. Boil the carcass and add diced sweet potatoes, green beans and other vegetables.

  • Small business downturns offer unique holiday shopping opportunities

    By Patricia Krausman

    As the holiday shopping season gets underway, and as you rush about from store to store looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, consider what shopping local means for our region’s economy.

    This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a time when customers are encouraged to shop locally for their holiday gifts and purchases and to recognize the role small businesses play in keeping our communities prosperous.

  • Safety tips for cooking turkey

    To ensure that foodborne illness isn’t a guest at your holiday table, follow these tips from USDA when buying and preparing your turkey.

  • Lincoln trail region committed to soft skills development

    Awareness of the need for soft skills in the workplace has undoubtedly increased in recent years. Time and time again, we hear from employers seeking personal traits such as punctuality, strong work ethic and leadership ability. Often, soft skills take priority over hard skills, as employers are willing to train candidates who possess characteristics like loyalty, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Frankfort Focus - Education pays

    In the late 1990s, the state rolled out a simple but effective campaign summarized by two words: “Education pays.”

    That popular slogan came on the heels of a landmark overhaul of our public postsecondary schools and the creation of such programs as KEES, the lottery-based college scholarships that high school students earn with good grades, and “Bucks for Brains,” which added hundreds of millions of state and private dollars to our university research budgets.

  • The Snipping Tool and other Windows Goodies

    I have so much fun introducing people to some of the hidden tools in Windows. Many have been there for years, but they just were not aware of them.

    The first one I want to introduce you to is the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool has been a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System since at least Windows 7.

  • Used car shopping quest and the car seat rodeo

    For the last of couple months we’ve been on the hunt for a mythical object. The quest for this holy grail took us as far as Cincinnati only to be disappointed and find that the object of our hunt had left just before our arrival. At least the kids got to play on one of the largest playgrounds I’ve ever seen and John bought me an Ohio t-shirt at Walgreens.

    It seems as though this thing of legend is everywhere and everyone has one, but when it comes time for us to find one there aren’t any to be found at least not close to home.