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Hays Blinckmann

Hays Blinckmann
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Hays Blinckmann is an oil painter, author of the novel “In The Salt,” lover of all things German including husband, children and Bundesliga. She spends her free time developing a font for sarcasm, testing foreign wines and failing miserably at home cooking.

Baby, You Were Born This Way

Sometimes a fairy godmother comes in drag and it can be the best thing ever. That’s the underlying message in the hilarious and heartfelt...

Vaping 101

E-cigarettes, vaping, the JUUL – all new terminology in our American lexicon and so very important to know. Why? The trend in inhalant products...

Proud landmark now a shambles

It’s a cautionary tale for all, about big decisions made by elected officials. Let’s go back 12 years to 2006, when the Monroe County...

The Play of Light

Artist Rick Worth is old school: he works to live and lives to work. He takes being an artist seriously but doesn’t take himself...

Last piece of intel – New buoy helps boaters

Attention boaters: the new wave buoy placed 10 miles off Bahia Honda State Park April 1 is here to help. Does the water look...

Variety Show on Thursdays – Mary Ellen’s Bar changes it up

Remember when Ed Sullivan brought America the Beatles? That’s the thrill of a good variety show: different acts, new music and late-night entertainment. Musician...

Find Your Balance

“It’s time to take a collective breath,” said Tracy McClellan, owner of Anahara Spa and organizer of the first Yoga and Wellness Fest, taking...

Tears of Laughter – ‘Cry It Out’ full of new-parent insight

The ladies bring down the house in “Cry It Out,” now playing at the Red Barn Theatre. With an immensely talented cast and director,...

First POTUS visit since ‘62 – Trump visits Southernmost City

Air Force 1 touched down at the Naval Air Station on Boca Chica at 11:50 am this morning. President Donald Trump spent a brief...

That’s News To Me

His signature sign off from Saturday Night Live’s weekend update – "I'm Kevin Nealon, and that's news to me” – is in the comedic...