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What is “jumping the broom?”

A term used by parents for the creative ways teens get out of doing chores. A phrase used by novice high jumpers. Slang for the lowest level in Chinese Jump Rope. Symbolic ritual at the end of a wedding ceremony. The answer is D. Jumping the broom originated in Africa and continues in African-American families. […]

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Oscar H. Hanson House 2010 Best of Madison Award Winner

On Friday, June 18, 2010, Duke and Mary Jane Mihajlovic, Innkeepers of the Oscar H. Hanson House Bed &Breakfast received the bronze award in the 2010 Best of Madison Best Bed & Breakfast category. The awards event was held at the Madison Sheraton Hotel in recognition of all the winners in the Best of Madison […]

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46 + 5

One of our guests this weekend had never been to a B&B before. Their daughter and son-in-law had been guests of ours in 2009 and last year had purchase a gift certificate for them to our inn. After breakfast the next day, our couple strolled out to the front porch. I took several pictures. On […]

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Cambridge Memorial Day Parade

While it still had that small town feel, this year’s Memorial Day Parade was filled with high energy and pride. It seemed as though all 1101 locals, and then some, came out to watch the parade.  Little feet danced, the cameras snapped, and our veterans held their flags at parade rest.  All were anticipating the […]

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Five Saturdays

In Cambridge, five Saturdays in a month means there is more to do. Cambridge organizations packed May with many local activities such as: May 8:    The Museum and Music Mothers’ Day Folk Concert at the Historical Museum. May 9:    Mothers’ Day Celebrated at community churches. May 15: Plant Sale at the Cambridge High […]

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The Old Apple Slicer-Corer

I brought out the apple slicer-corer on Saturday as I was making Mixed Berry and Apple Crisp for guests at the inn. The apple slicer-corer is made of metal, and is sort of round with metal handles on the side. It is the perfect template for coring and slicing an apple with one press. Place […]

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An Afternoon at the Museum

Late in the afternoon on Saturday, May 8, Mothers’ Day eve, the Cambridge Historic School Museum was filled with the sweet vocals and guitar sounds of the calicoDrifters.  A crowd of the 20 gathered to celebrate time with mom, with each other, and their families. It was truly a family event. Patrons were free to […]

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Really Small Wedding at the Hanson House

This weekend the inn was filled with romance with a wedding: just the bride and groom and two witnesses. In fact, the witnesses were our neighbors. Here are some of the moments we’ll remember. The bride was ready to go, but the service waited while the groom finished dressing. The service was only 5 minutes […]

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Gluten-Free Bed & Breakfast

People with gluten sensitivities are doing more than just day trips where the only meal out is lunch. We’re taking our gluten-free food, but we’re leaving our toasters and toaster ovens at home. Instead we are staying at places such as the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B which provides celiac-friendly great breakfasts. Our homemade gluten-free […]

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Mother’s Day Eve Folk Music Concert in Cambridge.

The 1906 School along with the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B are offering a 2010 Folk Music series beginning Saturday, May 8 from 4-6 PM. Families, Mothers, Music and the Museum On May 8, spend a late afternoon filled with history and music at the 1906 Cambridge Historic School. The 1906 School along with the […]