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Lifestyle Columns

Tomato Glossary of Terms

Determinate or indeterminate? Hybrid or heirloom? Here is a tomato glossary to help you understand terms related to growing tomatoes. The list is in alphabetical order. AAS (All-American selections): New varieties which are annually voted to be most superior. Beefsteak: A term used to ...

Off the Shelf

New Ulm Public Library’s summer reading program, “An Ocean of Possibilities” begins Monday, June 6, and runs through July 31. The summer reading program is open to ages birth through high school. This year reading logs will be available for pickup in the library starting May ...

Antiques and Collecting

Who knew a zipper could be high fashion? At least, it is when it’s made of 18K white gold and 13.50 carats of diamonds! It sold for $18,450 at Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pennsylvania. It is really a necklace, not a zipper, although the pull is functional. It is described as ...

Antiques & History: Bohemian art pottery known for being elaborate

Collectors use the names “Amphora” or “Teplitz” for art pottery made in the Turn-Teplitz region of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The best known and most elaborate examples are decorated with applied three-dimensional figures in an art ...

Off the Shelf: Great library events for May

Spring is here! There’s a lightness in my step; even though we’ve had some lingering blustery weather, I know that days of warmth and sunshine will soon be the norm. At the library we’re busy preparing for the Summer Reading Program and all the fun we’ll have during June and July. Until ...

Antiques & Collecting: Get along little doggie letter opener

It’s a Wiener dog from a Wiener workshop! Vienna, Austria, or “Wien” in German, was a major European cultural center. The Weiner Werkstatte may be the most famous Viennese workshop of the 20th century, but it was not the only one. This dachshund-shaped letter opener sold for $813 at a ...