MARCH and the turning of the seasons has a profound influence on our daily lives–at work, and at play. This issue, with our spotlight on Curling Stone manufacturer Canada Curling Stone Co. touches on both aspects of the role stone plays in our daily lives. Our use and dependence on stone products surrounds us daily, whether we recognize it or not. From granite curbing to curling stones, building cladding and sculpture, we salute those who take raw stone and shape it for our use, appreciation– and fun. Enjoy our industry news, good advice and our usual healthy measure of opinion within these pages of our online edition. As always we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

March 2012 Issue Articles:

Canada Curling Stone Company Is In the House, by Liz McGeachy

From the Publisher’s Pen: “Font-Checker” and Other Essential Government Jobs  

Letters to the Editor    

Braxton-Bragg Proudly Offers Full Line of Viper® Diamond & Silicon Carbide Antiquing Brushes  

If Coins Could Talk...  

You Might be a Leprechaun If..., by Rufus Leakin   

Braxton-Bragg Now Offering Redesigned Dust Muzzle Ultra 

James Medina Joins Noble Company   

When Mascots & Pop Culture Collide   

Read All About It in the Morning News, by Ida Mae Nowes   

Basset Eats Expensive Rock   

Talk About Overkill  

Bellavita Tile Debuts Quaint, Yet Modern “Cobblestone”    

MultiCam® Names Rick Burns Graphic Designer   

Craig Berry Wins Second in Classic Sebring International Race    

Elections Matter, by Aaron J. Crowley    

Coverings 2012 Featured Speakers and Sessions    

Jet Edge Waterjets and Michael Waltrip Racing Featured on History Channel’s Modern Marvels    

A True Beer Enthusiast, by Rufus Leakin    

First, Do Great Work, by Richard Pierce Thomas    

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!    

Anything You Say Can Be Used…    

NEMI Expands for Further Manufacturing Options    

Must Be Some Dang Good Stuff    

5 Ways Weird Black and White Squares Could Drive New Sales for Your Business in 2012, by Sean McCool    

International Surface Fabricators Association Installs New Board of Directors    

MEM Gold Head Sintered Incremental Cutting Finger Bits Available at Braxton-Bragg    

The Varmint County Chronicles, by “Boomer” Winfrey   

Kids, Stay in, School   

A Clear Case of the Cooties    

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston     

The Polished Perspective, by Tom McNall    

Mastering His Own Destiny, by Carmen Ghia   

Now, That’s One Sister Act!    

Stone & Image, by Peter J. Marcucci  

The Slippery Rock Classifieds    

MIA Revises Website, Promises a Better Online Experience for Member & Visitors    

Marble of the World Donates $250,000 in Granite to Lynn University Remembrance Plaza in Boca Raton, FL    

A Local Industry is Born, by Joseph Conrad    

Just Cut to the Chase    

Silence is Golden    

The Hangover III   

Marble Institute of America 2011 Pinnacle Award Winners   

2011 Performance Survey Reinforces Differences Between Typical and High Profile Fabricators    

Used Waterjet Cutting Equipment Gets Posted on Jet Edge Website   

Quote of the Month    

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