| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
| Apr 9, 2014
Birds and herbs in April
Two programs this month at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden offer birding information for kids and herb garden maintenance for adults. The programs are free, but a $5 donation is suggested by the garden. For more information,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Bluebirds have been at it for weeks, and hummingbirds will be at it soon – nesting and feeding baby birds.
It's part of the magic of the spring season, an annual ritual that never grows old or boring.
Why do birds nest where they do – in...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Michael Wyatt Cox's Florida childhood provided an unexpected boost to his career. The actor, starring in the touring production of "War Horse," grew up in Jupiter Farms, west of the turnpike in Palm Beach County.
"I grew up around horses," says the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Philomena Lee, whose story inspired one of this year's best picture Oscar nominees, will be feted a few days before the Academy Awards when she is honored with the Everyday Hero award at Unite4:good and Variety's unite4:humanity event on Feb. 27 on the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
More than three years in the making, and easily the most ambitious cinematic rendition yet of the adventures of Buddhist monk Xuanzang and his three demigoblin disciples, "The Monkey King" nonetheless can't match the technical refinement or storytelling...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Frozen" has iced another honor, winning the top prize Saturday, Feb. 1, at the 41st Annie Awards.
The musical toon scooped up five of Disney's 10 Annies, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night for the animation industry....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Whether he’s playing a gay boom mic operator in “Boogie Nights” or rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” an evil arms dealer in “Mission: Impossible III” or a priest in hot water in “Doubt,”...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:32 PM
During the Super Bowl on Sunday, beer and yogurt commercials reigned supreme, while the normally memorable Doritos, M&Ms and soda commercials fell flat. Here's a rundown of the five most memorable commercials in no particular order. And if you're...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:01 PM
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El hosts its fifth annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, giving congregants "opportunities to be Jewish with their hands."
Congregants as well as community members are invited to participate in one of eight projects, ranging from...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Not all animals have the good fortune to have a home for a lifetime. That is why Community Animal Network promotes animals at the weekend pet adoption events at Fashion Island that are sponsored by Russo's Pet Experience.
It is a challenging task to...