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An Early Christmas at Ashland

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While Henry Clay had not been home for many Christmases due to Congress being in session, and details of the holidays are scant, once James and Susan Clay come to Ashland in the 1850s, we begin to get details of how Christmas was celebrated at the estate. 605 more words

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Ashland's Opening Day

YOU ARE HERE -> 1950

Ashland, the Henry Clay estate, has since the early nineteenth century been an important American historic site.  During Clay’s lifetime (1777-1852), the estate was often equated with the man and ‘Ashland’ became a household word.  906 more words

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Ashland's Glorious Ginkgo Trees

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Of the many hundreds of trees at Ashland today, the ginkgo biloba trees that stand so majestically in Ashland’s front lawn are treasured examples of the ancient and unusual species.  331 more words

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Serve with a Smile

My day started early for a Saturday. I drove a half hour out of town only to pick up my client and bring her ten minutes past my house to meet a friend. 354 more words

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Just Right and Not Quite: Reflections on the film Dear White People

There’s some spoilers, so, yeah.

The film Dear White People premiered nationwide yesterday, and  I was excited to see that not only was it going to be here in Lexington, but at two theatres (woah)! 1,295 more words

Sitopia? Permaculture?

In the TED Talk we’re watching today, Carolyn Steel uses some words that may be unfamiliar, such as sitopia and permaculture. She explains what she means by sitopia (her combination of the Latin words for food and place) and says it’s the practice of using food as a way of seeing. 170 more words

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