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  • Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    For most of us drinkers, Labor Day represents a three-day weekend full of barbecues and booze -- the last hurrah for summer soirees. The etiquette deadline for wearing white inspires eponymous parties, at which we sip accordingly: chilled white wine, sangria, or beer to match our bratwurst.
  • Famished for Fiction

    Famished for Fiction
    Famished for Fiction Our club has been meeting for three years and comprises fifth- and sixth-graders at the Melzer School in Morton Grove. We meet monthly over the lunch and recess periods, which is about 55 minutes. This year the club became so...

    The Geezer book club

    The Geezer book club
    The Geezer book club The club began in 1997 when seven men, after 40 years of friendship, realized their conversations had fallen into a rut. Now, when everyone is vertical, ambulatory and in town, there are 11 of us with an average age of 80. Our...

    Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties

    Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties
    Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree. Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...

    Education Matters: History often repeats itself

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...