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October 3, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Dazzle your guests with holiday etiquette tips 101

Replacements, Ltd. professional shares tips, advice

You’ve spent the entire day cooking the perfect holiday feast. But it’s an hour before your guests arrive and you find yourself standing in front of the table, listening to a little nagging voice in your head. Does the knife go on the left, fork on the right, or is it the other way around? …

Fall decor trends feature rustic charm with homespun elegance

Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner

The air is becoming crisp, colors are changing and cozy sweaters are starting to make their way back into your wardrobe’s rotation. Autumn has arrived and its natural beauty shines radiantly to warm the heart and inspire fresh crafting ideas. Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner! “This fall season, warm colors, rich textures …

Inside whose mind?

General Gayety

You remember Mark Foley. How could you forget him? It was just three years ago that the Republican Congressman from Florida resigned over the salacious instant messages he’d sent male teenagers who were former Congressional pages. The dude was disturbed. Now he’s been given a radio show. If it flies, this will be a resurrection …

Wood fired to perfection

Firebirds serves up fine food, wine

A trip to a nice restaurant with a laidback and relaxed atmosphere was just what I needed to pick up my spirits on a rainy and gloomy Saturday evening. I got what I wished for at Firebirds. After working all day on a story, a good friend called and invited me to dinner. I headed …

‘Laramie Project’ in the Carolinas

Play to be staged in over 100 theatres across country on Oct. 12

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking play,“The Laramie Project,” and over 100 theatres across the country will join in remembering the life of Matthew Shepard and the legacy of the play. “Laramie Project” creators, Tectonic Theatre,will debut their 10-year epilogue revisiting the real life story and town on Oct. 12. Four Carolinas …

Festival brings Pride to the mountains

Blue Ridge Pride set for Oct. 10

Organizers are gearing up for Asheville’s restructured Pride festival, set for National Coming Out Day weekend. On Oct. 10, LGBT community members in the town and folks from surrounding rural areas will make their way to the Blue Ridge Pride Festival in downtown Asheville’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The event runs Noon to 8 …

Pageant Nation!

Drag Rag

I’ll start off with a big ole Howdeeeeeeeeeee! to honor the likes of Minnie Pearl from the “Hee Haw” days. If you grew around these parts, I don’t have to go any further. I’m back from Chicago and with Continental tea, and I’m pleased as punch with the results. My good sister Armani from back …

Out in the Stars: Oct. 3-16

Sometimes we are lucky in love. Other times we can catch a break at work. But, in the recent past, we might have been stuck in neutral. Now is the time to pull into overdrive. Expansive and lucky Jupiter redirects in Aqueerius and any restriction suddenly releases. Whew. Now take it to the limit. LIBRA …

Marriage: Don’t kill him, just get a divorce

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, My niece is getting married and I want to give her some advice. But, I’ve never been married. What would you tell her about marriage and maintaining a relationship before she says, “I do”? Marriage Advice, New Haven, Conn. Dear Marriage Advice, Getting married is like moving into an old house. It will …