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  • Dear Aggie Cornell Co-Op Extension

    The family phone tree was ringing off the hook last week. My siblings worked the communications center as news spread my Mom was hospitalized with pneumonia.



  • As JuJu Pie, Layla Bessito Brings Haunting, Drag-Inspired Costumes and an Angelic Voice

    The Miami native's mother had passed away the year before, and, she says, "I was faced with all of these emotions that I had repressed my whole life because she was such an anchor for me." A shy child, she didn't known what to do with herself in South Florida, so she impulsively moved to a farm in Asheville.



  • Pancake breakfast to benefit upcoming CRASH Costa Rica mission trip

    Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its final Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the season on Sunday, July 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. The $7 donation paid by attendees will benefit the CRASH Youth Ministry's trip to Costa Rica from July 31 to Aug. 13. High-schoolers from CRASH are partnering with the United Methodist Organization in Ciudad Quesada to build structurally-secure houses for residents in El Mirador, Costa Rica, who currently live in unstable homes without walls, and some still with dirt floors. "We will also have a Vacation Bible School with the children there, besides the building projects," said Youth Director Christina Wilson.



  • Reaching community with PB&J

    Mason Nessler, from left, Olivia Henderson, Dakota Barnes and others fill bags with loaves of bread, peanut butter and jelly Saturday for Central United Methodist's PB&J ministry. Mason Nessler, from left, Olivia Henderson, Dakota Barnes and others fill bags with loaves of bread, peanut butter and jelly Saturday for Central United Methodist's PB&J ministry.



  • More to Alajuela, Costa Rica Than an Airport

    It's just 17 kilometers from San Jose, Costa Rica to the airport in Alajuela. Most tourists take a taxi, rental car or even a bus from San Jose and high five it to and from the airport.