| May 12, 2013
| 9:57 PM
WHEATON, Ill. — I'm standing in a cemetery, which is probably better than lying in one.
I came to Chicago to write about the Angels, and while I seem to be focused on the dead, this has more to do with Mother's Day.
My mom is here.
| May 13, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Slapwater, the Peninsula's premier party band, has renamed itself in hopes of leaving behind a bitter fight over rights to its name. The group led by drummer George "Dody" Hunt III is now called Slapnation, according to its website.
| May 14, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Father's Day is coming, and each year that day reminds me of my own father's last words to me. As I stood teary eyed over his elevated hospital bed during his last moments of life, he looked up, oxygen mask firmly in place, tapped me on the stomach with...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
This year I think we’ll break our Father's Day habit of staying close to home and take my husband to the Addiction Bistro, a little café on La Cienega Boulevard that serves burgers and sausages, chili and ice cream.
I found the Addiction Bistro...
| May 10, 2013
Mother's Day or Father's Day, Christmas Day or birthday, at some point we've all given and received the equivalent of the pink bunny suit that Ralphie is forced into in "A Christmas Story."
A strained "I love it!" may perpetuate the cycle.
| May 1, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Esther Bonnet, 100, is always thinking about new plans for Action in Maturity — as she has since she co-founded the transportation service for seniors more than 40 years ago.
During a recent visit from Elizabeth Briscoe, AIM's executive director,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Oatmeal cookies evoke memories of the past
This past spring, I was reading a little yellow flyer about Opie's Soft Serve Snowball stand located at The Junction in Catonsville and, in the information, the stand announced it would be selling Dad's Original...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:31 PM
There was some outrage this week when it was reported that only 47 of the country's 100 senators attended a closed-door briefing Thursday about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
While much of the country is alarmed by the...
| Jun 24, 2013
JR Kerr, Juan Carlos Avila and Ernest Wong stood in the line of new board members as they were introduced last week, smiling to acknowledge the applause from YWCA staff, members and supporters.
With that, history was made. Men had joined the board of the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:42 PM
"Lest We Fall Short" will be the title of the message given this Sunday by the Rev. John Stoner. The Rev. Linda Stoner will lead teen church in the social hall.
Today the church will welcome singer/songwriter Leah J. This...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
South Florida native Steven Bauer found success in local television ("Que Pasa, USA?") and in film ("Scarface"). His latest role is on the new Showtime series "Ray Donovan,'' which debuts 10 p.m. June 30.
The new show stars Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan...