Sadie Fowler en-us Busy time of year Immediately: Sunday is grandparents day, so if you have a story or photo to submit to the Times-Gazette quickly, email by 3 p.m. today. Also coming up: Young fashionistas It's that time of year again, and the T-G is looking for photos of your little fashion savvy child to feature in our upcoming fall fashion section. Send photos of your little one all dolled up to by Sept. 20. Please include a description of what's taking place in the photo as well as... Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:10:15 -0500 We're cookin' I'm trying to spread the news about a very special project the TG is cooking up. Please send us your favorite recipes for inclusion in the project, and remind your family and friends to do the same! If you have photos to accompany your recipe they are appreciated but not required! Photos of kids in the kitchen are welcome too. Email recipes and photos to Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:01:55 -0500 What's your ideal date? If you could go anywhere in Tennessee for the weekend to celebrate Valentine's day, where would you go and why? I am looking for some ideas to share with our readers in our upcoming Valentine's Day section? Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:09:57 -0600 Shrek juice isn't just for ogres To me this is liquid magic, to my daughter Dani Rae it's Shrek juice. A smoothie with spinach, banana, clementine, almond milk and a scoop of protein. What are your favorite smoothies? I'd like to gather up a good list of recipes and run them in the newspaper, so please, send them all my way! Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:50:48 -0600 Intensity or LSD? Last week I wrote about some differences in today's recommended diets. Many experts recommend higher amounts of lean proteins and lots of veggies and fruits. A little fat is OK, as are whole grains (in moderation). But white, starchy carbohydrates like white rice, pasta and potatoes are a big no except on special occasions. I noted the above was different than a decade ago when carbs were not deemed such a bad thing. Then, the emphasis was much more geared toward low-fat and fat-free... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:39:19 -0600 The dark side of white stuff When I began paying better attention to my lifestyle a couple of months ago, I knew I was quite out of shape and it would take me some time to get back into the swing of things. I am 33 years old now, and although rusty, eating right and exercise is certainly nothing new to me. I started my first vigorous regime of crystal clean eating and running 15 years ago. Back then, I remember clearly the foods that were good to eat included the obvious choices of lots of fruits and vegetables, small,... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:10:21 -0600 No excuses, do the work My late uncle Mike could often be heard saying "no excuses, do the work," in hopes of motivating his student athletes to reach their fullest potential. Uncle Mike was a beloved English teacher and running coach who dedicated himself to his family, students and athletes his entire life, until he was taken from us at far too young of an age after losing a very long battle to lung cancer. (A runner himself, Mike never smoked a day in his life.) I think of Uncle Mike a lot, and those words he... Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:36:41 -0600 Help for Sandy If anyone knows of any local church or organization planning to help victims of Sandy please contact Sadie Fowler at the news department -- 684-1200. We'd like to get the good word out. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:36:14 -0500 A community staple? How does the walking horse industry affect you, economically?" post your answers here and include your name for possible inclusion in a story the T-G is working on for tomorrow's paper. Wed, 23 May 2012 11:34:17 -0500 Super Bowl solutions Where will you be on Super Bowl Sunday? What are your traditions? Whether you're looking forward to your brother's annual quesadillas or stuffed mushrooms, the latest Budweiser commercial or the actual game, we want to hear what you're most looking forward to related to the Big Game. Let us know what your Super traditions are by emailing (recipes welcomed). Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:35:07 -0600 Stories of survival We are working on our second annual Think Pink section, which will come out Oct. 7. If you or someone you know has battled breast cancer, we want to hear from you. E-mail Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:26:48 -0500 Future fashionistas We are collecting photos of your fashionable kiddos for possible inclusion in our fall fashion section. E-mail photos, including names and a brief description for the caption, to Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:25:06 -0500 Grandparents day photos needed September 11 is Grandparents Day. If you would like to recognize your grandparent please send us a photo and comments about what makes your grandparent special. Photos may be published in the print edition of the Times-Gazette. E-mail photos to Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:57:24 -0500 Smell the memories In celebration of Grandparents Day next month, I am looking for special recipes that connect you to your grandparents. What is that special dinner that your grandmother made every time you visited or on special occasions? I want to know the stories behind those recipes, and, if you're a grandparent and have a favorite recipe you enjoy making when the little ones are over, we'd like to hear from you, too! Please e-mail your recipes and stories to Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:45:06 -0500 Saddle up: We need your photos! The Times-Gazette is looking for old photos that might have been taken at walking horse shows, The Celebration, or even just hanging around the barn. We are looking for photos from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. These photos may be reprinted in our special Celebration souvenir edition. Photos will be returned. Please stop by the Times-Gazette and ask for Sadie Fowler, or call 684-1200. Thanks! Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:30:06 -0500 Champagne wishes ... Is Valentine's Day a cliche' or do people actually celebrate it? If you're one of the lucky ones, what has been your best Valentine's memory. If you're a dreamer, what are you hoping for this year? I've long since moved past being a hopeless romantic. Now I am just hopeless. Who needs champagne, fondue, fireside dinner for two ... Massages, foot rubs, diamonds or pearls? All that takes away from the 8 hours of sleep I'm wishing for! Post your thoughts on Valentine's Day! Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:39:56 -0600 Pray for Korley As the community comes together in prayer for Korley Davis, how are you showing your support personally? Many folks are displaying their support with green and yellow ribbons. One group of friends is planning a fundraiser to be held at Calsonic Feb. 11. Community Elementary is collecting "Kans for Korley." If you know of other things/events benefiting Korley please respond to this blog or contact Sadie Fowler at Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:04:58 -0600 Coupons? Yes or no? There's been lots of talk about coupons lately. For me, I'm not sure I'm the couponing type (check out my column Sadie Says in this coming Sunday's Life & Leisure. We have a new coupon expert, Ann Haney, of Bedford County, who is being featured each Sunday in Life & Leisure, also. For those of you into couponing, or those of you who want to be into couponing, she will be starting with the basics, giving several "how to" tips each Sunday. My friend Angelica tried to get me into it. In... Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:56:30 -0600 Boxing Day Do you or does anyone you know celebrate Boxing Day-the day after Christmas? I believe it is mainly a "bank holiday" celebrated by those in the United Kingdom. I know of one local family who celebrate this holiday and basically it is an extension of Christmas and a day of organizing, "boxing up" and family fun. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:00:54 -0600 Goodbye cookies ... thanks, Jean I love the holidays, when we let go of diets and restrictions and make way for sweet potato casserole and Christmas cookies -- special Christmas cookies, like those made by Jean Raby. Ms. Jean, of Normandy, has been baking up a storm for the last few decades. Each Christmas, hundreds of her friends and family members look forward to the cookies she'll deliver. Starting on the project weeks in advance, Jean prepares thousands - like 6,000 or so - cookies of many, many different varieties. And... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:44:46 -0600