| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:09 AM
In some families, Thanksgiving tradition is turkey and stuffing served on heirloom china. In others, it’s going to the Macy’s parade or visiting grandma. In Jill Smokler’s family, it’s a game of telephone.
Started by the kids...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
There's no place like home for the holidays, at least for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station volunteers who plan to distribute food and toys this weekend for as many as 150 local families in need.
It's a tradition that's gone on...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Here is a list of holiday events around the Hampton Roads area. It will be updated regularly.
Thursday, Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year'...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Coconut Creek's Rolando Lugo isn't quite sure what he likes more — striking out opponents or hitting home runs.
But one thing is certain: He wants to follow in a relative's footsteps and become a pro baseball player.
"I want to be a professional,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Thanksgiving might just be the ultimate potluck. Nearly everyone we know loves this food-centric holiday. Long gone are the days of one person cooking the whole Thanksgiving dinner.
These days, many guests volunteer to bring a part of the meal, for a...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:49 AM
On Thanksgiving morning 2012, we were driving on the Dan Ryan when we ran over a muffler and sliced open our tire.
We managed to get the spare off our minivan with a great deal of effort as it was rusted on, when Ilie, a mechanic headed home from work...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:21 AM
West Palm Beach's Luis Delgado hopes to play major league baseball someday.
"My favorite player is (Washington Nationals') Bryce Harper," said Delgado, 11, of the South Florida Stickmen 11 & Under AAA team, based in Royal Palm Beach. "I want to be like...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:26 AM
My dad was a children's dentist, floss in hand for just shy of 50 years. He often would take me to his office on Saturdays, his down time, when he could tidy up after the week's work but also practice new techniques — on me.
One time, while he was...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:28 PM
For months now, Addie Lynn Fausett has been a little girl without friends.
It’s not her fault: The 6-year-old from rural Utah suffers from a worsening brain disease that robs her of her free will, causing her to lash out — scratching,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Thanksgiving is a day of football games, family time, float parades — and, of course, food. But if you're the host of the big feast, the day can be a hectic one. Here are five functional products to help keep peace in the kitchen.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:13 PM
SOUTHINGTON – Passing the ball in the backyard to his neighbor and playing those Thanksgiving Day pickup games, Mike Scherer dreamed of being the quarterback at Xavier High in Middletown.
He needed to look no farther than his next door neighbor,...