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INDEX: December 2013

This month our stories span the continental U.S. – Peter Marcucci visits Freshwater Stone and Sculptress Lise Becu in Maine, Stacy Williams presents the work of Holy Land Stone from Florida, Jennifer Holder interviews Chris Metcalf of Flex on carbon brush maintenance on your tools, and Joel Davis presents Wiley’s Marble Restoration, and the fine job this small and dedicated company is doing in the Portland, OR area. Enjoy our expanded issue this month, and the specially-prepared advice, penned by folks in the stone industry, consultants, and recognized experts in their craft – just like many of our readers. Send your letters and comments to We wish all our readers a prosperous 2014.Larry Hood, Editor

December 2013 Issue Articles

The Colors and Textures of Freshwater Stone, by Peter J. Marcucci  

Holy Land Stone: Built on Giving, by Stacy Williams  

Presidential Quote 

Stone Forensics Offers Stone Inspector Training for 2014  

From the Publisher’s Pen: Promoting Winners, Cutting Losers  

Getting Off Track 

The National Kitchen and Bath Association Unveils Expanded Learning Program with CEU Credits for KBIS 2014 

OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule Is a Serious Concern for the Natural Stone Industry, According to NSC

Holiday Quote 

Letters to the Editor 

Wiley’s Marble Restoration, by Joel Davis  

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Early Christmas Shopping 

90 Stone Industry Customer & Sales Forms Now Free to MIA Members on MIA Website 

You May Now Miss the Bride 

Abominable? Not Yeti 

Raven: The Lost Crane 

Hallelujah, Sing It, Sister! By Ida Mae Nowes 

Bellavita Tile Appoints Cosi as Eastern Canada Representative 

10 Things that Dogs Can Teach Us About Being a Better Person, by Dr. Andy Roark 

Attendee Registration Officially Opens for The International Stone Event 2014 

Stone Industry Wins Correction for Recent Flawed Radon Coverage, by Jonathan Zanger 

My True Love Gave to Me… 

The Polished Perspective, by Tom McNall 

At a Loss for Words, by Sam Venable 

Splitting the Profits, by Aaron J. Crowley 

The West Rutland Art Park, by Nancy Dunlap 

Shut Up and Start Communicating, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

MIA Releases Premium Quarry Poster Set 

Sports Quote of the Month 

Building Stone Institute Joins Newly Formed Construction Industry Safety Coalition 

Road Kill Revenue Rebuked 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey 

New Product: Stone Shield Color Enhancer for High Quality Color Enhancement, by Joel Davis 

Grinder Maintenance for Stone Shops, by Jennifer Holder 

Slippery Rock Gazette Classifieds  

A Parent’s Night Before 

Braxton-Bragg Announces Expanded Schedule of Hands-On Classes in 2014 

Profiles In Sculpture: An Afternoon with Sculptress Lise Becu, by Peter J. Marcucci 


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