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  • Deacon from 'Nashville'
    ‘Nashville' finale recap: Rayna’s proposals, Will’s announcement, Juliette’s woe
    The season 2 finale of “Nashville” was emotional, jaw-dropping and left many unanswered questions hanging in the balance. On May 14, The Hollywood Reporter said that was exactly what show creator Callie Khouri intended to do. We&rsquo...
  • 'Participatory Budgeting 101':  Voting starts this weekend
    'Participatory Budgeting 101': Voting starts this weekend
    We are only a couple of days away from the Participatory Budgeting finale: The vote. If you were unable to attend any of the three Expos (which, just judging by attendance,was a very successful enterprise), there's still time to check out the...
  • Meet Me Halfway
    Hampton Inn channels 'The Office' in Valentine's Day commercial
    She got a job in Pennsylvania. He earned a promotion in New York. They want to stay together. How can they ensure that a long-term relationship will last? That's where Hampton Inn comes in.Hampton's Hotels has created a new video for...
  • Gun sales and ownership to change little under President Obama's new proposals
    Gun sales and ownership to change little under President Obama's new proposals
    On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama laid out 23 new proposals for gun safety, background checks, and processes to help lessen gun violence in America. Of these nearly two dozen proposals, the President focused on improving processes to strengthen...
  • President Obama and Governor Romney sprint to the finish line
    Gilding the lily.. Which candidate do you believe more?
    Americans expect politicians to “gild the lily” a bit when running for office. It is only natural to take facts and interpret them in such a way as to make “your” political positions look like they are best for the nation....
  • Marry Me
    Week ahead
    I haven't been writing much on here lately so I thought I would do a week ahead and try to get back into the swing of things of writing wedding articles for you guys. For the week ahead and for as long as I can keep it up, I am going to do an...
  • Man fakes death before proposing
    Is faking your death for a marriage proposal okay?
    A wealthy Russian man proposed to his longtime girlfriend last week. Now before you pull out your tissues and “oohs and ahhs”, be advised that this guy has obviously never seen an episode of “The Bachelor”. This event could...
  • Women proposing to men
    Is it culturally normal for women to propose to men
    Last weekend at a family reunion, a question was asked amongst cousins, female and male alike, whether it was culturally normal or alright for a woman to ask a man to marry her? As the question stroke a cord with all the young people at the table...
  • Seattle Mariner's scoreboard
    Five fun and original places to pop the question in Seattle
    Getting engaged is serious business, and the first step leading to the big march down the aisle. We have all heard of a friend or family member who was surprised with a zany or over the top wedding proposal, so why not make popping the question...
  • 100th anniversary of International Women's Day
    Rainmakers Giving Circle RFP for programs impacting young women
    The Women’s Foundation’s Rainmakers Giving Circle has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in the Washington D.C. metro area that focus on making a positive impact for young women in the area, aged...
  • Aiken's Carolina Bay Entrance
    Problems at Aiken's Carolina Bay Nature Reserve
    Not quite four months ago, a group of thoughtful citizens came together at Aiken's Carolina Bay Nature Reserve to give it the semblance of a "natural" appearance. Many garbage bags were filled with litter that had accumulated over...
  • Healthcare rationing begins with two new federal proposals
    Healthcare rationing begins with two new federal proposals
    Healthcare rationing, as part of the national Healthcare bill passed by Congress last year, has led Federal agencies to introduce two proposed methods of determining which patients in America are allowed access to what services and medicines.Under...
  • President Obama set to finally address a housing problem, but not for homeowners
    President Obama set to finally address a housing problem, but not for homeowners
    President Obama and his adminstration appear to be finally ready to address one of the housing problems in America, just as new reports show up to 30% of mortgages are underwater.Sadly, this new plan won't be to address the American people,...
  • Marriage Proposal
    Proposals and travel: seeking the advice of an expert
    With one of the year's most celebrated romantic holidays just around the corner, countless men are thinking up marriage proposal ideas and coming short or feeling unsure. A marriage proposal happens only once and it's important to get it...
  • Love Story: Soldier confesses his love to the wrong answering machine.
    Love Story: Soldier confesses his love to the wrong answering machine.
    Diane Potts had no idea what to do after receiving a 90 minute voicemail on her answering machine from a British soldier deployed to Afghanistan. The soldier was calling to speak with his girlfriend whom is also pregnant with their baby. The unit...