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Maddie Cottle: The Beauty Arts Features News Special Events 

Maddie Cottle: The Beauty

Madison “Maddie” Cottle is a sophomore at Northern Bedford County High School. She will be playing the role of Belle in our school’s production of Beauty and The Beast. Maddie says she wanted to try out for the musical because she has a really strong love for music and singing and felt that it would be a lot of fun. The most challenging thing about having to play Belle for Maddie was memorizing all the lines, but she says that after she got them down, it was an easy ride!…

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Money Wasting Food 

Money Wasting

Over the past 5 years, more than 100,000 students have been rejecting school meals. Some districts in Pennsylvania were looked into about why there was so much rejection. In 2010, the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act changed what can be served in the nation’s lunchroom. The School Nutrition Association has stated that in Pennsylvania, the involvement of lunch has dropped by 119,000 people over the last 5 years. Also, during 2016, the National School Lunch Program fulfilled 30.3 million people which from 2010, it’s drop of 1.5 million. The…

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Gift Guide Arts Fashion Food Special Events 

Gift Guide

The holidays are almost here and you know what that means- it’s the season of giving. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to break the bank to get the best gifts! Here are some high quality gift ideas for those last minute stocking-stuffers at reasonably low prices: Know someone eager to try out those super cute mermaid tail blankets all over Instagram? Get one here for just $19.88!     2. Nothing says ‘I love and cherish you’ quite like an ugly Christmas sweater and these…

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The Intern Movies 

The Intern

It’s been over a year since The Intern was released and viewers ranging from teenagers to senior citizens are still talking about this hit movie. After crossing the $60 million mark at the box office, many people are raving about the roles of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. The Intern is a female-targeted, workplace comedy that has all ages laughing hysterically. The Intern tells the story of a 70-year-old widower, Ben Whittaker who seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Soon after landing…

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Fall Fun Food Music Special Events 

Fall Fun

Fall might be considered as the leaves changing or the cooler weather, but the beginning of fall is remembered by most people as the Fall Foliage Festival. Held in Bedford, the festival celebrates their 52nd year on the weekends of October 1 and 7. The festival, held on the 1 and 7 weekends of October, has brought in people near and far to kick off their fall with some exciting entertainment, food, and crafts. A visitor, Jeff Jurick, traveled almost an hour to the festival. “We’re from West Virginia and…

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Stirring Up Healthier Options Arts Food 

Stirring Up Healthier Options

With modern day issues of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc. many restaurants have felt compelled to switch up their menu and making it more “health friendly” for consumers.  Food companies are dropping artificial flavors, coloring, preservatives and other additives and focusing more on natural, wholesome and fresh ingredients. They also are focused on lowering sodium and sugar content and moving to gluten-free products.   McDonald’s has recently gotten rid of antibiotic infused chicken and preservatives on items such as the chicken nuggets and the McChicken sandwich. They are now replacing…

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Cupcake of the Week: Pumpkin Spice Latte Arts 

Cupcake of the Week: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients For the cake: 1 cup hot brewed coffee 3 tablespoons instant espresso 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1 tsp cinnamon (check recipe paper for spice amounts) 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp ginger 4 large eggs at room temperature, separated 2 sticks (8 ounces) butter, chilled and cut into cubes 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Frosting: 11/2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream, divided 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder ? cup white chocolate, grated 1 cup…

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Cupcake of the Week: Peach Cupcakes Arts 

Cupcake of the Week: Peach Cupcakes

Ingredients: Batter 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs 3/4 c. very finely diced peaches 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk 1/2 cup pureed fresh peach 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Frosting 1 cup of butter, softened 8 oz of cream cheese, softened 1/3 c. very finely diced peaches 1/3 c pureed peach 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3-5 cups of confectioners sugar Directions: Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In…

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