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December 4, 2017

Christmas at Buhl Planetarium and its Miniature Railroad

Every December, back in the 1970s, my family made its annual trip to Buhl Planetarium to visit the Miniature Railroad & Village. We had a model railroad that filled our basement too, but we marveled at the size and moving figures at the Buhl. It was always crowded and noisy, and sometimes the line wound outside, but when we made it down the final few steps, it was worth the wintry wait.

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October 27, 2017

Celebrating an American Brew

October 25 is National American Beer Day, a day set aside to honor the many domestic brews that fill glasses, cans, and bottles from coast to coast. The day reminds us that the history of “local” beer is more than the story of current trends.

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October 24, 2017

Isaly’s: A Recipe for Good Food

Everyone has a favorite Isaly's recipe — when author Brian Butko was growing up, it was Isaly’s macaroni & cheese that he looked forward to each trip. Years later, he would experiment with his own recipe, trying to recreate the taste he remembered.

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