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Tiny birds use big brains to survive winter

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Like many of our native birds — cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, vultures, and owls, to name a few — chickadees don’t migrate. Despite their small size,

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Pumpkin bread thrives on substitutions

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Even though I’ve been an alternative baker for half a decade, it’s a rare gem of a recipe that can handle the kinds of substitutions required

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Terra Studios makes best choice for the world right now

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Terra Studios recently announced that they will be suspending glass blowing demonstrations and ceasing production of their classic Bluebirds of Happiness until technology is available to

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Time To Reach Out

Season may be lonely one for people without people AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples This holiday season, in between family gatherings and special programs, gift-giving and volunteering, feasting, decorating and celebrating,

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New energy grid would share what’s available

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples There have been many times when the structure of society has dramatically changed. Where once there were mud roads upon which horses pulled wagons, now there

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Don’t Get Stuck In A Rut

Instead, choose to live your dreams AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Stuck in a rut? So are the deer! This is their mating season, called the rut (when bucks can be

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‘Tis The Season

Handcrafted purchases worth more than a smile AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Craft season is at its peak, ushered in by the warm aroma of kettle corn and roasted nuts and

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Tiny But Mighty

New community offers new opportunities AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples A new all-ages tiny home community is being planned in Rogers by the owners of Eagle Homes on Olive, a tiny

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Children Of The Night, Shut Up!

Spooky sounds may be wildlife living wild life AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Halloween is almost here, a time when the innocent, soothing nights full of fireflies become the dark, cold

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Green And Sustainable

Pack Rat sets high bar for businesses to follow AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Many businesses reside in buildings several stories high, but Packrat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville operates out of