| Feb 13, 2013
Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and for those of you who have waited too long to order the always appreciated box of Vosges truffles, shame on you! However, there's no need to fret. I've polled our diverse staff members ??? young......
| Jul 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Comedian Tig Notaro lives in an old house on a curving street in the Hollywood Hills with a Takamine acoustic guitar on a stand in the living room and a sign in the kitchen that reads "Take chances, abolish all the rules, ditch the recipe." As in cooking,...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Dear Amy: What is the "PC" way to exclude the developmentally disabled from an organized group?
I run a bowling league. Management at the bowling center where we play has informed us that our yearly contract will not be renewed unless we accept teams...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that gives dying patients the right to try experimental drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved.
The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank with libertarian leanings that wrote model...
| Jun 13, 2015
Dear Amy: My wife occasionally has to travel with her boss overnight to operate technology at meetings. She makes the travel arrangements. I noticed a couple of years ago that she booked one room with two beds. When I asked her about it she said it was...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 12:53 PM
The Lehigh River Blues Jam has humble origins.
Catasauqua built a new band shell at its Municipal Park and was looking for a way to use it. So in 2006 borough officials asked Bev Conklin to pull together a local festival.
Conklin, a blues singer, is a...
| May 28, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Legendary performance artist Chris Burden died two weeks ago from melanoma. The man who in the 1970s evolved body art by having his own body shot with a handgun, nailed to a Volkswagen Beetle hood, electrocuted by live wires and kicked down a flight of...
| May 28, 2015
| 2:45 PM
It's apparently much easier to run a sham charity than to stop a sham charity in the United States.
It took the Federal Trade Commission, the attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, years of consumer complaints, a half-dozen...
| May 23, 2015
| 2:38 PM
Americans are generous, donating a fortune annually to charitable causes.
There always are people who will take advantage of that generosity, and the massive cancer charity scam alleged last week is a reminder to donate cautiously.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The first time I read Judy Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” was on an eight-hour road trip over the winter holidays.
I was seven. We were on our way to visit cousins and I was squeezed in the backseat with two older...
| May 20, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Buffalo Grove's own BG Singers have so much fabulousness going on this year, it requires two columns to tell our readers everything they're doing! In a few months, I'll write about their upcoming show, titled "Pop, Rock and Roll."
Mark your calendar for...