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Raising canes

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Features

It’s difficult to imagine a colorful, crunchy candy cane ever resembling “hot earwax,” as Tai Kralis jokingly calls it. But that’s just the initial melt-down of sugar and water. Kralis, Noah Suitors and other McCord Candies employees eventually work their magic on hand-pulled candy canes, a tradition at the iconic downtown shop at 536 Main… Continue reading.

Eddie Joe’s Icehouse brings the heat in West Point

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Tipmont REMC

“If you don’t pick a good concept, don’t call me wondering why it didn’t work out.” A food-industry friend’s advice regularly rolled through Lee Stanish’s mind as he weighed how to turn his weekend-warrior BBQ expertise into a (nearly) 24/7 endeavor of running a restaurant. “Lots of people make great barbecue,” Stanish said. “I knew… Continue reading.

Trivia nights: a fun way to show what you know

Posted on Sep 01, 2016 in Tipmont REMC

Q: “I’m putting a team together for a trivia night this week. Wanna go?” A: “Oh, I’m not a trivia person.” Christopher Short has found folks’ underestimation of knowledge they tote in their brains to be, as they say in trivia circles, the MCWA … or Most Common Wrong Answer. “There will always be something… Continue reading.

Lafayette Aviators help local baseball take flight

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 in Tipmont REMC

With the game on the line, Evan Warden pitched his own way out of a top-ninth, bases-loaded jam. But the fired-up crowd of about 1,500 cheering Warden on surely offered him a competitive advantage. Considering their volume and vigor, you’d have thought they’d been rallying behind Warden and the Lafayette Aviators for years. But it… Continue reading.