Mead, or honey wine, is likely the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. From ancient Greeks to Nordic Vikings, mead was a preferred drink across cultures for centuries. Even today, there are dozens of variations of mead produced and consumed all around the globe. For instance, melomel is mead made with honey and fruit, and metheglin is mead made from honey and spices.

Last week, we talked about the two white-flowered night-blooming plants known as moon flowers, in honor of the first moonwalk. One of them, devil’s trumpet ( Datura metel ), is closely related to today’s gardening column subject, the angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia species).

With liberty and justice for all: This short and ever-so-popular phrase is a reminder of a vision cast by our founding fathers as they strove to ensure life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all the people of this nation.

This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Mixed emotions fill the air – sadness for summer’s end, excitement for the opportunity to buy new school supplies, eagerness to learn what classes and teachers the kids will get.

I hate Asher Wallace. And I think he hates me. Ash, for those of you who do not know him, is my personal trainer.

Have you ever gotten lost following the direction of someone who claimed to know where they were going?

Just what you wanted to hear now that it’s so hot and humid: time for some more yard work, if you have azaleas, that is. Yes, one of our favorite Southern spring-flowering shrubs benefits from a bit of pruning this time of year.

This past Monday I traveled to Pageland, Jefferson and Lancaster to visit farmers.

Sunday is Father’s Day. Although not a religious holiday, like Mother’s Day it has roots in the Methodist Church. Both holidays were celebrated in the early 1900s in local Methodist churches and then began to move to a larger audience.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal spice. A member of the plant family, it includes cardamom and turmeric, along with other plant nutrients that offer a variety of medicinal uses.

Though some personality types thrive on spontaneity, novelty and change, it seems most folks do not.

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With liberty and justice for all: This short and ever-so-popular phrase is a reminder of a vision cast by our founding fathers as they strove to ensure life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all the people of this nation.

This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Mixed emotions fill the air – sadness for summer’s end, excitement for the opportunity to buy new school supplies, eagerness to learn what classes and teachers the kids will get.

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or A-Fib, is one of the most common irregular heart rhythms. An abnormality of the electrical system of the heart, atrial fibrillation is a rapid beating of the upper chambers of the heart, which prevents the heart from pumping blood adequately to the lower chambers.

As the summer comes to an end and the school routines resume, it’s a good time to look at the pantry and think about what foods to have on hand for quick, easy and healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock, a radiation oncologist at McLeod Cancer Center, spoke Monday to the Florence Rotary Club at Victors about the role radiation plays in treating cancer patients.

Mead, or honey wine, is likely the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. From ancient Greeks to Nordic Vikings, mead was a preferred drink across cultures for centuries. Even today, there are dozens of variations of mead produced and consumed all around the globe. For instance, melomel is mead made with honey and fruit, and metheglin is mead made from honey and spices.

Last week, we talked about the two white-flowered night-blooming plants known as moon flowers, in honor of the first moonwalk. One of them, devil’s trumpet ( Datura metel ), is closely related to today’s gardening column subject, the angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia species).