| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Seven individuals and one Park Ridge business will be recognized next month as 2014 Community Stars by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce.
Each year, the chamber accepts nominations of local residents, volunteers, educators, students, business leaders...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
NEW YORK — Whole Foods is holding wine tastings. Ikea is pitching apartment furniture to divorced dads. Applebee's turns into a nightclub after dinner.
These companies are all targeting an increasingly coveted demographic: single Americans.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Chicken or steak. Those were the common choices for most banquet hall food when we got married on a blustery December night more than three decades ago. We went out on a limb and selected Cornish hens served with wild rice. Seems safe today, but trust...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:31 PM
A few weeks before my brother Bill's last Christmas, he and I went to buy a Christmas tree.
It was not a merry time in his household.
Bill had cancer, and yet, against the odds, he kept going, fortified by medications, his will to live and the love of...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Movies create communities, from the fresh-faced mob bonding over a free screening of Disney’s “Frozen” in Hollywood on Friday, to the only slightly less frisky crowd headed to “Life Partners” in Fort Lauderdale and the...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Once again, Publix is tugging on our holiday heartstrings.
And I can't lie. I love it.
I love the commercial where the hungry nutcracker and sly angel raid the holiday feast. When the salt and pepper shakers come to life. And when the big family...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:27 PM
To the editor: Congratulations to The Times for publishing another top investigative report, this time revealing the terrible working and living conditions of thousands of Mexican farmworkers. I look forward to reading the coming articles in this series....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Six-pack bottles of your favorite beer from the Funky Buddha Brewery have hit store shelves in South Florida. Who says there’s no Santa Claus?
The Oakland Park brewery announced that six-packs of its best-selling beers, Floridian Hefeweizen and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The hop-loving brewers at Golden Road Brewing have turned toward sugar and spice for their latest seasonal release, and Back Home Gingerbread Stout is a balanced and flavorful holiday-time treat. The bouquet of cinnamon, ginger and allspice springs from...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
With the kind of fanfare that only Apple can produce, Apple Pay has put contactless payments in the spotlight.
To some extent, the hype surrounding Apple Pay is warranted. Apple Pay has also done a lot to get the credit card networks and merchants to...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:13 PM
There’s no doubt that a fine bottle of wine makes for a great gift, or a thoughtful item to bring to a holiday party or feast, but there’s another fermented beverage that doesn’t get the respect it deserves around the holidays. Beer,...