A New Hobby: Backyard Chickens

By JoAnne C. Broadwater

When a newly purchased house has a chicken coop, the homebuyer has no choice but to fill it.  What better way to start than with a box filled with the adorable chicks  that are a child’s wildest dream.  In a few months there will be eggs aplenty to gather and enjoy.  Watch the show>>

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Ithaca Farmer’s Market

Ithaca Farmer’s Market

By JoAnne C. Broadwater

The Ithaca Farmer’s Market has been a tradition in upstate New York since 1973. Residents and visitors throng to Steamboat Landing on Cayuga Lake where they can enjoy local produce and wares.  An ecotour boat carries passengers from the dock on an exploration of one of the glacial Finger Lakes.  Native Ithacans have made this award-winning farmer’s market a weekend tradition.

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Fall 2010 at Towson University

By JoAnne C. Broadwater

The colors of  fall have come to the Towson University campus in Maryland. Students are enjoying the crisp days and the beauty of the season. They’re bundling up in warm clothes, working on papers and projects and preparing themselves for finals. After that comes holiday celebrations and a long winter break.

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The Snowstorms of February

The month of February may be short, but it certainly saw no shortage of snow for Maryland in 2010.  Two blizzards in less than a week paralyzed the state, confining Marylanders to their homes and leaving them desperate for escape.   Click here for a look at some snow scenes from Harford county where residents admired the record-breaking snowfall and then picked up their shovels and started digging.

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Welcome to Feature Writing class at TU!

I love writing features and I hope you do too!  If you don’t, I’m going to try to change your mind.  Imagine getting paid to talk to interesting people, learn new things and share their stories through the music of words.  It’s all about creativity and curiosity and if you have both of those, you’re ready to start.  Our textbook, “Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines,” will start you on your way. Click here for  weekly assignments.

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