| Sep 6, 2011
| 5:18 PM
It was not a special occasion, but it was a lack of pasta that drove my decision to eat out.
The 50-pound boy, accompanied by his mom, was off for two-and-a-half hours of running in full gear into football tackling dummies, and their dad was working late...
| Dec 4, 2011
Did you ever stumble upon a toy from your childhood that makes you pause, remembering the days of carefree playtime?
Well, that's exactly what happened to me days ago when I discovered a Tonka Truck rig at the recently opened The Underground Lair classic...
| Jan 7, 2013
— A year ago, he was still sitting in an orphanage in Addis Ababa, one of five million Ethiopian orphans and vulnerable children. To be honest, sitting is probably the wrong word. For as the one-line description of Matiwos in his adoption...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:10 PM
What if we told you we recently had the best cup of coffee ever.
Some of you would probably like to guess where we got it. Starbucks? Dunkin' Donuts? A bistro in the French Riviera?
None of the above.
Instead, we were in the Bethlehem apartment of Mary...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:16 AM
I used to think that the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa was the most embarrassing name ever for a concert venue.
That's where KISS and Mötley Crüe will be performing on July 28, part of a 40-city "spectacle of spectacles" that launches tonight at...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:35 PM
There is only one Dunkin' Donuts in Nazareth and it closes at 10 p.m., which raises a disturbing question.
What's a borough police officer supposed to do after 10 p.m.? Run around bothering burglars?
Nazareth Borough Council and the borough's police...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:02 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- You'll be happy to know I didn't fall asleep on the couch watching the Super Bowl like I did in Dallas last year. That's because I took a different approach when covering the Super Bowl parties in Indianapolis. I didn't stay until the very...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Mark Tarner talks as passionately about the portion of a Titanosaurus tooth he found with his family during a trip to rural Nebraska as he does about making Christmas crunch and candy cane fudge.
Most people associate Tarner with chocolate.
Who knew the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The deal is done, most of the contracts are let, the construction is under way — and some politicians are still bashing the New Britain-to- Hartford busway. This potentially transformative project has become a punching bag for some of the candidates...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
My oldest granddaughter, the middle child, has always shown attributes that are unique. She is somewhat fearless, very self-confident, and advanced in her thinking, (7 going on 14). Several years ago she decided to become a gymnast, and her enthusiasm...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:19 PM
Shopping Black Friday may require more advanced planning, as well as more of your turkey time this year.
Some national retailers are moving up their opening times and starting in-store specials and promotions two, three, four -- even eight -- hours...