I’m not a big snow lover. Spring — with its Peeps, budding trees and warm breezes — is much more my speed. Or autumn! Definitely fall, full of pumpkins and pies and family time.

For the first time in my adult reading life, I didn’t keep track of a single book I read last year.

Almost three years of training, and five wins in regional shows, garnered Katharine Donis of St. Mary's and Mousse, a French bulldog, an invitation to a national dog show earlier this month in Florida.

New Year’s Day is not just for lounging or recovering from the prior night’s festivities. Families and individuals of all ages are encouraged to come out next Tuesday, Jan. 1, for a First Day Hike at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood to start the year off right.

‘Twas the week of Christmas, and all through the Johnson house, all the creatures were stirring . . . and getting restless with the promise of Santa’s visit.

Aircraft pilots and their passengers will have easy access to locally grown foods and beverages this Saturday, Dec. 22, when the St. Mary’s airport hosts for a second time what’s described as “America’s First Fly-in Farmers Market.”