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Far Out Friday: ‘Alien’ Gargoyle Not So Alien After All

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

For all the alien enthusiasts out there, sadly this isn’t the original gargoyle at the Paisley Abbey in Scotland. Twelve of the 13 original 12th century gargoyles were refurbished in the 1990’s. The stone mason who took the liberty of redesigning this original must be a devoted fan of Ridley Scott’s epic “Alien” series. I know I am! I wonder …

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Throwback Thursday: Pet Rocks, Mood Rings and Funky Things

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Poop-less and Portable Pets In 1975, after listening to his friends’ endless complaints about their various pets at a bar one night, advertising executive Gary Dahl conjured up the perfect, low maintenance, poop-less and portable, non-canine, feline or fowl, rodent or reptilian companion, the “Pet Rock”. Dahl packaged the smooth stones he harvested from Rosarito Beach in custom cardboard boxes …

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Spiced Holiday Wine: Aromatic and Enjoyable!

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

What is there not to love about cinnamon, clove and ginger? With a little added fruit of the vine your love affair could turn into pure devotion.  You can keep this spiced holiday wine warm in a slow-cooker for several hours after preparation. While sipping, you can also enjoy the aroma created by the spiced concoction as it wafts throughout …

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Foodie Tuesday: The Perfect Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Autumn is in the air and it’s time to switch from summertime diets to fall and winter foods. Oddly enough, I can’t eat raw tomatoes but I LOVE them cooked. Nothing can be finer or more evocative of Mom and cozy winter lunches at the table than a bowl of zesty tomato soup and the crunchy crust and melted golden …

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Danny Gans Memorial Run, Vegas Dining, Concerts and Comedy

In Vegas VIP Scene-ery by Christine McKellar

BRETT’S VEGAS VIEW contributed by Jackie Brett   COMEDIAN-MAGICIAN MAC KING EXTENDS HIS HARRAH’S RUN: Las Vegas headliner Mac King, now in his record-breaking 19th year at Harrah’s, has extended his “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” for four more years through 2022. He is now the longest running act performing at the same hotel in Las Vegas history. King …