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New Delaware market features farm products, crafts, art

Sep. 25, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Farmers, home-based business owners and artists have a new home for their products in downtown Dover. Justin and Tara Brant are planning the grand opening of Black Swamp Artisanal Market Sept. 24 at 204 W. Loockerman St., near Governors Avenue, in a...

Maryland tween’s cake raises thousands for ag education

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Baking a triple coconut cake might seem like an odd choice for 12-year-old Eva O’Hara of Walkersville. She doesn’t even like coconut. But O’Hara, a seventh grader at Walkersville Middle School, wanted a rich flavor to wow the judges at The...

Inflation forces homebuilders to take it slow, raise prices

Sep. 23, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in the hottest U.S. housing market in more than a decade, new home construction has turned into a frustratingly uncertain and costly proposition for many homebuilders. Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across...

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

Sep. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo as a spot for literary research, cultural exchange and a gathering spot for his fans. The Haruki Murakami library, which opens Oct....

Hispanic Festival in Delaware celebrates culture, resilience

Sep. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — People danced in the streets and watched from their doorsteps as passing parade floats serenaded Wilmington’s majority-Hispanic Hilltop neighborhood last Sunday with the booming tunes of bachata and reggaetón. Many donned capes made of flags...

New owners bring back a historic Virginia inn

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shannon Magenheimer has become the princess she always dreamed about. As a child on trips to the county seat from the family farm in Longshop, Magenheimer said she would imagine a magical life in The Oaks mansion, long a centerpiece of the...

At new UI dining hall, 1,000s of students eat in style

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — If the University of Illinois is going to make one of the largest dining halls in the nation, it better have some school spirit. Maybe some Block I pasta? Sure enough, one of the creative flairs that made it into the $73.5 million expansion of the...

Madison establishment keeps dogs, owners in good spirits

Sep. 18, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liam was quite happy and so were his owners. The 5-year-old husky mix bounded about with his newfound friends while his owners, Richard and Ashley Weber, nursed a pair of IPAs. Nearby, Hazel, a lab/shepherd mix fetched a tennis...

Event highlights South Carolina agriculture, culinary talent

Sep. 18, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

WARD, S.C. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in South Carolina agriculture were on the guest list last Sunday evening in Saluda County, with Aiken-based Jason Tufts putting his culinary creativity into action as a participant in the South Carolina Chef Ambassadors program. ...

After humble beginnings, Oregon's Dutch Bros launches IPO

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After humble beginnings as a pushcart operation in an Oregon town and growing into a company with hundreds of drive-thru coffee shops, Dutch Bros Coffee launched an initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering drew an...