| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:34 PM
East Jordan Sno-Blast
Sno-Blast winter festival is Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13, in East Jordan. Saturday events at snowmobiler's club include, with $3 all-day admission: concessions 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; antique sled show 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; frozen pancake toss...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:01 PM
There’s an old baseball legend about a hitter who takes a called third strike. He’s so upset with the umpire that he takes his bat and gives it a mighty heave into the stratosphere. The ump gazes up at the soaring object and says, “Son,...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:30 PM
ABC Family's stockings were stuffed this holiday season, as the net's "25 Days of Christmas" wrapped at record ratings levels.
Nielsen estimates that this year's event averaged 2.8 million viewers, up 17% vs. last year (2.4 million). "25 Days" also...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:21 AM
More than 40 years ago, Dr. Seuss introduced the world to the Lorax.
The book's message, voiced by the frumpy, mustachioed Lorax, was brilliant in its simplicity:
If we pollute the Earth — either through "schloppity schlopp" in our rivers or...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 3:18 PM
One of the two men who died Friday after a head-on crash in Chambersburg, Pa., was a media specialist at Western Heights Middle School, Western Heights Principal Michael Kuhaneck confirmed Sunday.
Dean Schroeder was the media specialist at the middle...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:54 PM
I've written this 15th annual Holiday Quiz column in advance and buried a copy in a sealed container.
This way, if civilization is wiped out by the Mayan Apocalypse, future space explorers may be able to dig it up and discover how remarkably intelligent...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival — The Ice and Spice Festival is Saturday, Jan. 19, in Bay Harbor. Saturday events include: ice carving competitions 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; warming tent noon-5 p.m.; Pro-Am Chili Challenge 1-3 p.m.; fire dancer...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Tomorrow is my least favorite minor holiday, April Fools' Day.
The Internet tells me that the origin of April 1 being a day for this sort of so-called merriment may be Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," a book-length collection of stories written in...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:59 PM
In a world of high-achieving children and super-parenting, it can be hard work to have fun. Well, not really, but sometimes the guilt of doing more creeps in, interrupting silly time for something more important. Not today — today is a celebration...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Perhaps more than any other Jewish festival, Passover is about telling stories. At the Seder, or ceremonial dinner, that takes place Monday on the first night of the holiday, Jews around the world will retell the biblical tale of the Israelites' escape...