Category: Recreation

Hot Dog! Let’s celebrate summer — and save our arteries — with veggie dogs and brats

It’s the Fourth of July, and we must have food!

But the requisite menu — barbecue, hot dogs, potato salad — doesn’t have to be as fattening or environmentally questionable as always. You can buy grass-fed meat locally, make a lower-calorie potato salad and add fresh fruit and veggies from the summer garden.

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The top 12 cleanest swimming beaches in the U.S.

Safety at the beach requires watchfulness, and checking water quality.

Nothing beats the beach when the heat of summer hits. But in today’s world, there are swimming beaches, and beaches that are best observed, at distance from the water.

These beaches are not so much for swimming, at least, not until you check to see if there’s an alert that day, or maybe, to be save, never.

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