Publisher's Perspective: Big local event, TV listings and weather

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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 6:00 am

Before I get into anything else I thought I’d remind everyone about the big local event coming Thursday, November 8 to The Centre at Halifax Community College.

You don’t want to miss The Taste of Home Cooking School, presented by The Daily Herald. The show will be at 6:30 p.m. but the doors open at 4 p.m. so you can come early and visit booths hosted by local vendors. You’ll receive a gift bag with coupons and samples, and have the opportunity to register for numerous door prizes and even win the dishes prepared on stage during the show!

You’ll see cooking demonstrations led by culinary specialist, Cheryl Cohen and learn seasonal recipes perfect for the holidays as well as tips and tricks that will help you save time and enjoy your cooking experience.

Local sponsors include Sears Hometown Store, Halifax Community College and White Motors.

Reserved mezzanine seats are $10 each and preferred reserved seats in the orchestra section are $15 each. Special VIP seats are $35 each and are in first three rows center section plus they include a backstage meet and greet with the culinary specialist and a special VIP gift bag.

You can purchase tickets at The Centre at Halifax Community College or online through eTix when you click on the promo ad at the top of our website,


You’ll be happy to know we’re in the process of upgrading the TV listings on our website.

Beginning next week, when you visit look for the TV listings widget on the right side of our home page. The new widget will show that evening’s prime time programming and when you click on it you’ll go to our complete and fully interactive television listings.

You can customize these interactive listings to your viewing preferences and when you click on a program in the listings, you’ll get terrific in-depth information on the show.

These new interactive listings are free to view (not part of our metered access) and will replace the page-flip replica edition of our print TV Showtime on our website.


It looks as though we may end up paying this year for last year’s mild winter.

I checked the winter outlook forecast on three sources; National Weather Service. Old Farmer’s Almanac and the Weather Channel. All three are predicting below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation from November until February or March.

Here’s the forecast from the Old Farmer’s Almanac: October will be about 4 degrees below average, sunny and cool with precipitation below average. Winter temperatures will be below normal, with below-normal rainfall and near- or above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early January and early and mid-February. The greatest snow and ice threats will be in late December, early and mid-January, and early and mid-February.

Good news for businesses that sell clothing, heating oil and snow shovels. Bad news for anyone hoping for another winter like last year.

Publisher Titus Workman can be reached at or 252-537-2505 ext. 248.

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