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HUBBUB Shop Disaster Brings Community Together
HUBBUB opened its doors in 2005 in a 1910 brick building on N Tower Ave in Centralia. Owner Rebecca Staebler had just returned home after nearly 30 years away. “I’d fallen in love with the contemporary American handcraft when I was living on the east coast,” she says, “I loved shopping for those things and meeting the artisans behind them.”
Rebecca’s vision for a contemporary arts and crafts boutique was new for Centralia. “There weren’t places to buy art. Most of the downtown retail businesses were devoted to antiques. I believed a shop showcasing contemporary arts and crafts would be a great complement to the local shopping scene.”
Her hunch was right….
Your Pony’s Show Day
How many times have you worked hard to prepare for a horse show only to get there and find everything falling apart for no reason? Suddenly, things you do easily in practice seem impossible to get right. Your totally reliable pony refuses fences, or shies and won’t stand still for your salute, or misses the first canter lead that’s called.
That things don’t go as well at a horse show as they do at home is really no mystery. People and ponies are creatures of habit. At home everything is routine for you and your pony, and you feel comfortable and safe. At a show, your pony is suddenly exposed to many new things. Some may frighten him; others may make him curious or excited. Your feelings affect him too. When you get nervous or excited you can be certain that…
A Story of WONDER
The first issue of Science Wonder Stories hit the newsstands ninety years ago, on May 3, 1929. Behind the dramatic Frank R. Paul cover were included — five short stories, the beginning of a serialized novel — The Reign of the Ray by Fletcher Pratt and Irvin Lester, a science quiz (with the answers in the issue’s stories), essay contest, and Science News of the Month. Science Wonder Stories ran for twelve issues between June 1929 through May 1930. David Lasser was managing editor and Hugo Gernsback was publisher and editor-in-chief. Each issue had a fantastic Frank R. Paul cover.
In the magazine’s first issue Gernsback states — “We live and breathe day by day in a Science saturated atmosphere. The wonders of science no longer amaze us – we accept each new discovery as a matter of course…
College Course Materials
A Selection of Common Equine Pathologies
Articular Windpuffs – Chronic swellings on or near the fetlock joint. The swellings look like small, soft, fluid-filled pouches. The exact cause is unknown although as they occur in horses with rather straight fetlocks in hard training schedules, it seems that conformation plays a role. The horse will not be lame. Windpuffs are considered a cosmetic blemish. Pressure bandages can sometimes temporarily reduce the swellings, but this is not a cure.
Azoturia, tying-up, & endurance-related myopathy – These are a group of muscular disorders caused by exertion and most frequently seen in performance horses. In them, excessive quantities of nitrogen waste products can be found in the urine of the affected animal….
Zantke’s Holsteiners On Top Again At Arizona CDE
The Chronicle of the Horse
Californian Hardy Zanke and his Holsteiner geldings, Fidibus and Luemmel, brought home top honors for the second consecutive year at the Arizona combined Driving Event, Coolidge Ariz. March 4-6.
With 122.3 penalty points, Zantke easily won the overall modified intermediate, single/pair ponies and horses, division and the award for the best performance in the cones for the modified intermediate division….
I am a proud owner of a 2015 T@B S Max Outback Teardrop Trailer and I have decided to sell it despite reservations.
After my divorce, I planned to take an extended trip across the country. I stumbled upon a T@B teardrop trailer on Pinterest. It was so cute! But was it any good? And could my Subaru Outback tow it?
When I started looking into T@B tailers I discovered a world of enthusiastic fans. Many T@B owners added colorful, personalized sticker art to their trailers and gave them names too, punning on the word, T@B. In the forums, people talked about boondocking and camping in Winter…
What are Flower Essences?
Flower essences are subtle liquid extracts, generally taken in oral form, which are used to address profound issues of emotional well-being, soul development, and mind-body health. While the use of flowers for healing has many ancient antecedents, the precise application of flower essences for specific emotions and attitudes was first developed by an English physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s. Today, flower essences are gaining world-wide professional recognition for their significant contribution to holistic health and wellness programs…
Landscape of Darkness by Sara Light-Waller
Peril Awaits in a Deadly Outer Space Vortex!
The cargo ship from Terra arrived late, and port haulers hasten to unload her before the scheduled storm. Sam Mercury wonders if he should call weather control and demand a delay. It’s early afternoon. Through the long horizontal windows he surveys the landing field, where tri-fin rockets stab upwards and bulky cigar-shaped craft recline on launch cradles on the tarmac. His eyes rise automatically to the graceful skyline of Neohatten beyond.
In a few hours, spotlights will illuminate the silvery façades, changing them to mauve, rose, and aqua. Tinkling music will spill gaily from elegant rooftop gardens. People will think themselves safe for one more night. If only that were true…