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Amazing Places: Charcoal Kiln: impressive, nearby

The amazing place for this fortnight is the Charcoal Kiln.

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Education and community in Prescott, but always brothers first

The brothers Goligoski known in this region as the educational good guys

The Goligoski brothers — Mark, Stan and Greg — are three of Prescott’s favorite sons.

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Days Past: Joseph R. Walker: opening the door to civilization, part 1

Most Prescott residents know Walker Road is named after the man who in 1863 led an expedition up the Hassayampa River in search of gold — the discovery of which contributed to the founding of Prescott in May 1864.

Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Fake names equals up to 20 years

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, I’m in college and have a roommate. She’s also a great friend — or was, until now.

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Dear Annie: Dealing with money later in life

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our mid-80s. During our life together, we’ve rarely discussed money.

Argus Hamilton: White suit means free chicken

God bless America, and how’s everybody? President Trump backed the Confederate statues Tuesday and Democrats claimed he’s lost the public trust for good.

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Column: Your pack is your lifeboat for the great outdoors

Rapid weather changes can occur in the backcountry, and your pack is your lifeboat: never discard it or the supplies within, due to weight or physical fatigue.

Church News: Week of Aug. 19, 2017

“Lift Your Voice and Sing” is the topic of board-certified music therapist, Meg Bohrman at the 11 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Aug. 20.

Success from grapes chronicled; museum wine lecture is today

It’s wine time at the Museum, as Erik Berg discusses the “Growth, Death, and Rebirth” of the Arizona wine industry during a special lecture presentation at Sharlot Hall Museum.

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7891 Ramblin Ranch Rd. • Prescott Valley

Come see why Pronghorn Ranch is one of the most popular communities in the area!

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Ask the Contractor: Grasshoppers a fascinating nuisance

On my 5-mile walks this past weekend I noticed the “littles” are jumping around and believe me, it never is good to see young, tiny grasshoppers hatching and jumping around.

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Gardens home to both helpful, harmful insects

Although it’s virtually impossible to count them, insects are the most diverse group of organisms on the planet.

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Transforming your home office into a creative ‘sweet spot’

Let light in no matter what office is used for

Desha Peacock believes that everyone should have their own space at home where they can do the work that brings them joy.

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Rooms can serve double duty

Many homes do not have space for guest rooms, kids’ play areas and home theater lounges that are possible in homes with substantial square footage.

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New use for old books: Fold them into works of art

Books have more uses than might be obvious.

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Dear Annie: Friend lacks follow-through

Dear Annie: After college, I moved across the country to New York City.

Corridor Briefs: Week of Aug. 18, 2017

Produce will be available on Aug 24. Sign-up starts at 7 a.m. and the doors are CLOSED and LOCKED at 9 a.m.

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The benefits of hiring professional contractors

Projects rarely as simple as they appear on TV

The DIY movement has inspired many homeowners to tackle home repair and remodeling projects on their own.

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How to make bedrooms more conducive to sleep

Long-term effects of insufficient sleep include increased risk of diabetes

Insufficient sleep causes more problems than many people may know.

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Wet weather brings garden problems

Roots can’t absorb nutrients, water in water-logged soil

A season of rain is as trying as a season of drought.

Social Security: Your social security tax supports millions

You are making America stronger through Social Security.

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, August 21 to Friday, Aug. 25

Prescott Meals-on-Wheels serves from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at 1280 E. Rosser St., Prescott; 445-7630. Menus subject to change.

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Birding: Midge flies benefit birds preparing to migrate

Last week I was in Provo, Utah, for a few days and had the opportunity to go bird watching at Utah Lake early one morning.

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Dear Annie: Sad about growing older

Dear Annie: I’m 81 years old. Of all the issues I read about regarding seniors, no one seems to acknowledge this one, and I just know I am not alone in this: the grief of trying to come to grips with the fact that I am old.

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Record attendance at Mile High Brewfest

The sixth annual Mile High Brewfest, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona, drew a record-breaking 1,300 participants taking advantage of discounted pre-sale tickets.