| May 1, 2013
| 4:12 PM
— A sun-fest it was not.
"A line of thunderstorms," said the CBS-Channel 12 news anchor at noon. The screen showed a menacing yellow blob the length of Florida. "It is headed our way."
The rain had been brewing for days, but the tickets were...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Gardeners are usually thought of as a rather patient group. We plant little seeds or small trees and shrubs and then have to wait for weeks, months or even years to get the benefit of a harvest, flowers or shade. But, that is not usually the case when...
| Apr 21, 2013
Billy Corgan wears many hats. He's the singer/songwriter for The Smashing Pumpkins. He is a poet and owns a tea shop (Madame Zuzu's in Highland Park). And, since 2011, he has been the self-described creative director for Resistance Pro wrestling. Corgan...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Anna Marie "Pumpkin" Cowan, 42 of Hollsopple, died April 18, 2013 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 23, 1970 in Johnstown, the daughter of Donald Wayne and Virginia Mae (Ogline) Burkett. Preceded in death by parents and infant brother....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:21 AM
ALANSON Tonia Keller, coordinator of Alanson Public Schools Stretch program, is very excited for spring and summer to arrive in Northern Michigan.
The Stretch program recently received a National Gardening Association grant through Home Depot, and...
| Apr 24, 2013
From my view knee deep in the river, real food looked like this: A swift current charged down Utah's Weber, and beyond the stream bright yellow alfalfa, and beyond that a reservoir holding sun-stunned water from the immense snowmelt two seasons ago. It...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Do you have a $1 million dessert or starter recipe? The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is open for entries in the Simple Sweets and Starters category. These dishes are the creations that are the hit of any party. Examples: cookies, bars, pies, tarts,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:29 PM
As a public service, we occasionally offer tips designed to ensure a happy life in Aberdeen.
Here is the newest round of top-flight advice:
When leaving the Wendy's parking lot, don’t wait more than 10 minutes to turn left. Just give up and...
| Jun 7, 2013
The children of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, planted a pumpkin patch May 26 on church ground prepared by gardeners Ernest and Diane Pugh and Duane Mose.
The children planted three varieties of pumpkins, including a giant variety. Once...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| Apr 17, 2013
Leftovers — like whatever's in that green jar near the back of the third shelf — can be a dreaded fridge-horror specter past their prime as soon as they hit the Tupperware. But oh, those beautiful exceptions! Beef bourguignon, lamb stew,...