KANSAS CITY – The American Society of Baking (ASB) has named Amy Leigh Beecher as its first education and training director. Ms. Beecher will serve as ASB’s lead in creating and implementing education opportunities for the baking industry, bringing her experience in higher education, distillery and food ingredients learning and baking training to the role.

“ASB’s mission includes promoting professional development through education,” said Kent Van Amburg, executive director, ASB. “We created the director of education and training position in response to industry demand for…….

The Property Owners Association of The Villages recently held a holiday party in the Village of Fenney to honor its volunteers and celebrate its successes in 2021.

Cliff Wiener, president, Village of Piedmont; Sal Torname, Board Director, Village of St. James; Donna Kempa, Board Director and Treasurer,Village of Glenbrook; Karen Lambert, Board Director, Village of Poinciana; Tita Dumagsa, Board Director and hostess, Village of Fenney; Dan Warren, Board Director, Village of Gilchrist and Andrew Curtis, Board Director, Village of Mallory Square, from left.Jim Rietz, POA …….

THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE is an extract from ‘The Keane Edge’ by Brian Keane.

Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake.

Yes, you read that right. I’m starting this ‘healthy eating’ book talking about baking a cake. As you’ll see over the coming chapters, this book is unlike anything you have ever read before. I’m not going to be preaching the fat-burning capabilities of some random food found deep in the Amazon jungle, or selling you on some quick-fix solution that massively reduces your calorie intake by eliminating an entire f…….

On the morning of Thanksgiving, November 25, Justin Forseth and Maggie Toeckes boarded a plane to Atlanta, Georgia for National 4-H Congress. Both had won the opportunity at 4-H Congress in Bozeman back in July.  Justin earned the trip by winning in the videography contest with a video about his family’s farm and Maggie won the Textile contest with a jacket and dress she had sewn. They joined 12 other students who were representing Montana.

After arriving in Atlanta, they stayed at the Hyatt Regency hotel where the event would take place. On Friday,…….

New Year is the time of festivities. As 2022 dawns upon the world, people all over the world celebrated the occassion to mark the closing of a rather relentless year. Among them was none other than Olympic legend Usain Bolt.


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Bolt had quite the 31st night, dancing and partying all night with his friends and family. A videographer shared some clips of Bolt dancing the night way into the New year.


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“I don’t want something I need, I want something I want.” So says that conniving assistant in Love Actually. But if we’re being honest, that’s actually good advice for gifting this holiday season. If you’ve got someone in your life who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, you could get them some fresh hand towels or a stack of new plates, which they probably need. But what you should really get them is some of the undeniably handsome cookware from Grea…….

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“Open your eyes. We have failed. The climate crisis is now.”

So begins the video introduction to “Postcards From a World on Fire,” an ambitious multimedia project reported and developed by more than 40 writers, photographers, editors and designers on the Opinion desk at The Times. The project, which appears in today’s issue and was published online last mont…….

Kourntey Kardashian and beau Travis Barker are planning an over-the-top wedding ceremony to celebrate their love.

As per OK Magazine, the 42-year-old reality star “has hired a writer and a videographer to re-create all the magical moments of their time together.” 

As per an insider, the couple already has a personal photographer capturing their best moments off-screen, even before the duo made their relationship public.

“They’re going all out and plan to make their nuptials as extravagant and romantic as possible,” the insider a…….