| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Phil Mitchell ran cross country and track at Glastonbury High. He never had to worry about getting running shoes.
As a cross country coach in the city, however, making sure that his athletes had the right shoes was an issue for Mitchell. Some would...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:22 AM
You can shop like a designer at the Design Center Building, 1429 Park St., in Hartford, this weekend, where a number of special sales are taking place. (Enter the building on Bartholomew Avenue, where free parking is available.)
>>The POSH Sale, a...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Public Library attracted more than 700 book-loving guests, including 69 authors, to its 15th annual event held at the Forum of...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:18 AM
It's only a short walk from the grand home where the Phillips family long lived on Orlando's Lake Lucerne to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its ribbon-cutting Nov. 6.
The Phillips legacy of support for the arts and...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:18 AM
>>Good news for preppy fashionistas: The Eliza B Factory Store, 55 Plains Road, Essex, is holding a warehouse sale Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event features deals on Connecticut-made trendy...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Much is made of the fact that the Baltimore region has no Fortune 500 companies — and only a few in the Forbes 1000 — but you hardly ever hear anyone brag about the number of international do-good organizations with headquarters here. Let me...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:38 AM
>>Latimer Lane PTO's consignment sale Saturday in Simsbury features like-new children's fall and winter clothing, sports equipment, baby items, kids' furniture and toys, games and books. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. From noon to 1 p.m. most merchandise is...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:53 PM
This fall, Get In Chicago, the relatively new public-private partnership created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to get business leaders involved in solving the city's crime problem, will launch a series of challenges to look for new ideas, the group's director...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The idea underlying the open access movement in academia is a simple one: most scientific research is funded by the public through federal or state grants. So why should reports of that research be handed over to commercial publishers, which then charge...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week.
But the next phase of this...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"Your deals don't work."
If I had a nickel for every time I got a call saying that, I'd be lounging on the French Riviera right now asking George Clooney to peel me a grape.
Frustrated readers frequently phone to say they can't access my deals online,...