The most famous resident of Severna Park, Md., is not Pat Sajak. It’s Doug Diehl. Diehl’s Produce, marking its 40th year in business, is a haven for locals who like their apples crisp, their corn sweet, and their tomatoes ripe and ready.
Remodeling Magazine announced its 2011 Remodeling Design Awards, which can be perused using this handy viewing tool. Even if every design isn’t your piece of cake (or doesn’t fit your budget), the awards show how residential and commercial spaces around the country are being re-imagined and how various building trends, such as “green spaces,” are evolving.
Each week, the staff who carry out Peregrine’s “Pedaler” program load up their bike box with bags of fresh coffee (whole bean or ground) and then pedal around to make deliveries to subscribers. I pay $50/month for four weekly deliveries of one pound of beans; most weeks, the pound lasts until the next delivery.
Of course, we often head over to the shop itself to get our espressos and our cappuccinos, treats that Peregrine has yet to figure out how to deliver via two wheels. Still, since I work at home, I love that a new bag of beans will reliably come rain or shine, along with some background about the farmers and growers who cultivate these special beans.
I haven’t yet read this lengthy Atlantic article by President Clinton biographer Taylor Branch, “The Shame of College Sports,” but am told it is a truly damning indictment of the college sports system’s history of student exploitation.
From the article summary:
“Here, a leading civil-rights historian makes the case for paying college athletes—and reveals how a spate of lawsuits working their way through the courts could destroy the NCAA.”