| May 27, 2014
| 4:11 AM
"Can I borrow the car?"
I remember asking like it was yesterday. How my parents ever got through the anxiety of handing over the keys, I'll never know. I'll admit, I'm terrified of the day my girls are old enough to drive. My dad taught me. He...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:17 AM
"Are we there yet?"
The question every parent dreads, but hears a million times in the car before usually ever coming close to their destination. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I figure I'd ask if there's any ideas for parents to make traveling...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I'm not going to lie, I love the sun.
Everyday the weather permits, my daughters and I are outside playing. BUT, we are a fair-skinned bunch, so before we head out, I slather them in sunscreen. They moan and groan about it, but too bad, "no sunscreen,...
| May 26, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Drink up the New England charm and coastal majesty of the Connecticut Wine Trail. The flavor of the wines are as diverse as the villages in which they're produced.
There are 24 vineyards on the...
| May 12, 2011
| 9:52 AM
With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut. Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful. "The view of the...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren’t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous.
According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
| Oct 4, 2014
Corona del Mar's dozen dolphin topiaries will be replaced with younger, svelte versions, probably in November, a city spokeswoman said.
The existing topiaries date to 1993, when early members of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District added...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I hail reporter Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun for your investigative report on Baltimore police officers' excessive use of force and the astronomical financial and psychological costs of this to our city ("Undue Force: Suits against police cost...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Hometown Broadway star Norm Lewis will join veteran country singer Emmylou Harris and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow as headliners in a nearly three-week celebration of Orlando's new performing-arts center.
Dubbed the "Grand Premiere," next month'...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Six months after Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia, some here say they have prospered while others express anger, uncertainty or fear.
The appropriation, which came less than two days after Crimean voters backed secession from Ukraine in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:25 PM
In the not-so-distant past, Kim and Daniel Held struggled with their weight.
Fast food was a regular part of the Alburtis couple's diet and exercise was absent. When they began to have a family three years ago, the couple started to change their lives...