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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 8, 2016 g wax.. by Ann Young Gregory Happy Birthday! Kiss, Kiss! Reprinted fromSeptember27, 2007 market, proved to be extraordinarily successful, Hershey decided to expand his facilities, and moved to Regardless of whether one is at home watching tele- south-central Pennsylvania, and established what was vision, listening to the radio, reading the newspaper or to become a huge tourist attraction--Hershey, a magazine, or is out in public, attending a program or Pennsylvania, with street lights shaped like Kisses, and meeting or just having a simple conversation with a probably the most delicious pervasive aroma of any city friend, one seems always to run into a discussion these in the world! days of how to stay healthy. The subjects can be what When Hershey introduced Hershey's Kisses in 1907, and how often to eat and/or drink, how to exercise, how each piece was hand-wrapped in foil, but machine long to sleep, what to wear, how often to go to the doc- wrapping came along in 1920, making the process tor, what medications to take or not to take and/or bow much more efficient and less expensive. It also allowed to work or spend leisure time. the tiny paper banner to be twisted in the foil so there'd In the eating department, I, as others in my general be no doubt that what the consumer was buying/eating age group, have had to adjust my thinking about food. was a genuine Hershey's Kiss! Back in the olden days when I was an elementary As of 2007, the Hershey Company is the leading school student, there were seven major food groups. North American manufacturer of chocolate and non- Then, when my own children got to those same grades, chocolate confectionery and grocery products. Recipes the list had shrunk to five. Now I assumed, evidently are available on the Hershey website--I copied one for correctly, that no foods were removed from the list--it you, although it doesn't use Hershey's Kisses. It's for was just that somebody, more than likely an efficiency Grilled Pork Chops with Hershey's Chocolate Barbecue expert, decided to collapse the total into five groups, Sauce. making for an easier and more efficient base from Ingredients for the barbecue sauce include 1/4 cup which to operate, olive oil, 1 small diced onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 Personally, however, since I've been old enough to tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon realize that hardly anything is truly carved in stone, I've black pepper, 1 teaspoon paprika, 2 tablespoons pre- considered only four major food groups to be signifi- pared mustard, 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, 1 1/2 cups cant--sugar, fat, salt...and chocolate! Those elements ketchup, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup seem to cover all the important things, i.e., those that Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Syrup. taste good, so why bother with all that green stuff. The procedure (for four servings) is as follows: in Actually I understand why, but for the purposes of this saucepan, saut6 onions and garlic in oil until tender. Stir discussion, sugar, fat, salt and chocolate seem to be ade- in lemon juice, salt, pepper; paprika and hot sauce. quate. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes and reduce heat. Stir in While sort of schrnoozing through the Internet the ketchup, vinegar and Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate other day, I ran across an item which seemed, to me, at syrup, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Season four least, to be of utmost importance and certainly descry- pork chops with salt, pepper, garlic powder and barbe- ing of more than a mere mention. Did you realize that cue sauce, and grill over preheated medium high grill 2007 marks the one hundredth birthday of the for 4 to 5 minutes on each side (or to desired degree of Hershey's Kiss? I can't imagine that there are two doneness), basting with sauce as needed, homes in every hundred or so whose occupants could- I have no idea which advertising agency handles the n't immediately lay hands on a Hershey's Kiss, no mat- television ads for Hershey's Kisses, but the ads are ter what the date or holiday. At my house, for example, among my favorites! I adore the Christmas ad in which I know I have some Christmas Kisses left over, and I Hershey's Kisses pose as "bells" such as bellringers probably have some from Easter, as well. (The differ- would ring to produce Christmas music--gt# he Kisses ence, of course, is that regular Kisses are wrapped in "ring" and the result is a great Christmas song without silver foil, Christmas Kisses are wrapped in red, green having a bellringer in sight. Another of my favorites is and silver foil, the Easter ones in pastel pink, blue and the Easter ad in which pastel-clad Kisses do the Bunny green; and those for Valentine's Day in red and silver. Hop, with never a reference to the musicmyou must Since the original Kiss was made in 1907, many varia- have to KNOW it's the Bunny Hop (a dance popular tions have shown up---most of them in the last ten or during my college years). fifteen years. There are Kisses with white.chocolate Whether you're a big Hershey's Kisses fan or not, stripes, Kisses with half an almond inside, dark choco- you have to respect the fact that the bite-sized almost- late Kisses, I think there are Kisses with a little caramel teardrop-shaped chocolates in 1989 were the fifth most inside, and there are Hugs. Being a purist that I am, popular candy in the United States, generating more however, I prefer the original plain milk chocolate than $400 million in annual sales. (The recipe used by Kisses. The Hershey's Company to make Kisses follows the Hershey's Chocolate began when Milton Hershey, original milk chocolate formula.) who at the time (1894) made caramels, decided that his Acknowledgements come in many different ways, factory would make sweet chocolate as a coating for the and the 100th birthday of the Hershey's Kiss was corn- caramels. Not long afterward, in 1900, the company's memorated by the United States Postal Service with a chocolate was so good that the factory began producing Hershey's Kiss postage stamp! Now that's recognition! chocolate in a variety of shapes, including bars. Milton As a consumer (at least I hope you are) of this probably never expected the Hershey Bar to become not week's subject, you should know that the Hershey's only a household word, but a national icon. When the Kiss, representing one of MY major food groups, con- milk chocolate, apparently superior to others on the rains about 26 calories. But does anybody really care? Kimberly Harris is the August Reading for Rewards winner at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. She received a $25.00 gift card for Valero provided by the Friends of the Library. She is now eligible to win an Ereader provided by the Friends of the Library. The drawing will be held in December 2016. Join Arbor Day in September Everyone who joins the Foundation. Arbor Day Foundation in "These trees will also September will receive 10 add to the proud heritage of free trees as part of the your state's Tree City USA Foundation's Trees for communities." Harris con- America program, tinued. "For the past 40 Through Trees for years, Tree City USA has America, everyone is supported effectiveurban encouraged to plant trees, forestry management which benefit the environ- across the country, and ment and improves quality planting these trees will of life. With nearly 1 mil- enhance this tree-planting lion members and support- tradition." ers, the Arbor Day The trees will be Foundation is the nation's shipped postpaid at the largest nonprofit organiza- right time for planting tion dedicated to planting between October 15 and trees. December 10. The 6- to Everyone joining this 12-inch trees are guaran- month will receive one of teed to grow or they will be the following tree pack- replaced free of charge. ages based on their loca- Easy-to-follow planting tion: 10 Arizona Cypress, instructions are enclosed 10 Live Oak or 10 Mix with each shipment of trees including eastern red- trees. bud, white pine, sugar New members of the maple, white flowering Arbor Day Foundation will dogwood, pin oak, red also receive The Tree maple, river birch, silver Book, which includes maple, northern red oak, information about , tree, and Colorado blue spruce, planting and care ..... "These trees are careful- To receive the 10 free ly selected to yield year- trees, send a $10 member- round benefits, including ship contribution to Ten beautiful spring flowers,Trees, Arbor Day cool summer shade, spec- Foundation, 100 Arbor tacular autumn colors, win- Ave., Nebraska City, NE ter berries, and nesting 68410, by September 30, sites for songbirds," said 2016, or join online at Matt Harris, chief execu- arborday.org/september. tive of the Arbor Day Dismantling old floating docks Open House at the Canneries Join us for Open House For safety during the at the canneries Tuesday, Open House as well as reg- Sept. 27th at Honaker & ular operating hours, shoes Wednesday, Sept. 28th atand shirts are required, no Castlewood from 12:00 sandals/or open toe shoes p.m.-6:00 p.m. allowed. During the open house The Castlewood individuals can meet theCommunity Cannery is cannery staff, as well as the located at 314 Memorial Cannery InitiativeDrive, directly behind the Committee to learn how High School in the canning procedure Castlewood. The cannery works, learn the benefits to phone number is 276-762- processing your own or 9025. other locally grown fruits, The Honaker vegetables and meats, what Community Cannery is you need to bring, what located at 37 Cedar Road equipment is available and in Honaker. The cannery much more. phone number is 276-873- Walk through tours on 4907. how the equipment works For more information and steps in processing about the open house, con- your produce will be cov- tact Donna Meade at the ered. On these days the fol- Extension office, 276-880- lowing will be processed: 5088 or one of the canner- tomato salsa, canned beef, ies. potatoes and fudge. Building new floating docks Constructing new bridge Work at Lake Estonoa The Job Corps of Instructor for United Coebum is making needed Brotherhood of Carpenters repairs to Lake Estonoa.said the students are in a The old floating docks are pre-apprentice program being dismantled and newthat will last for 10-12 ones built. A new bridgemonths and if they qualify will be handicap accessi- they can go into the UBC ble. Paul Lampkins, apprentice program. Students participating include: Stanley Wade, Brandon Green, Ashanta Bennett, Tre'Vaunn Briggs, Samuel Kirtley and Ladarrius Sullivan. Clinch Valley Times MEMBER VIRGINIA PRESS ASSOCIATION Published weekly in St. Paul, VA 24283, by the CLINCH VALLEY PUBLISHING CO., INC. ~, i\ The Clinch Valley Times serves the four--eotmty area of Wise, Russell Diekgmson and Scott. with offices and plant located in the CLINCH VALI.~Y TIMES building. 16541 Russell Street. 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