| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:07 PM
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for a Muslim prisoner Tuesday, deciding he has a religious-freedom right to grow a half-inch beard.
The justices said prison authorities in Arkansas had no convincing reason for contending that Gregory Holt's neatly...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:34 PM
When you have a question, you ask an expert. That's why people contemplating starting community gardens would come to LaManda Joy. Community gardens — where a group of gardeners tend their respective plots on a single piece of land — have a...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Upcoming home, garden events
•The Right Cut. Saturday, Jan. 17. 10 a.m. The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop to provide instruction on early winter tree care. The focus will be on both the basics of pruning...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:03 PM
A last-minute holiday shopping rush helped lift toy sales 4 percent in 2014, driven by growth in building sets and electronics as well as the mammoth popularity of all things "Frozen," according to market research firm NPD Group.
Toy sales in the U.S....
| Jan 21, 2015
Members of the Boca Raton Garden Club will install and name a bench in their garden as a memorial to their immediate past president and the woman who put the club on the map.
Carol Brown died suddenly on Dec. 26. She was 54 and lived in Boca Raton for...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
I've always believed there is no wrong or right way to garden — only your way.
Your garden should reflect your personality, your style and your needs — and 2015's gardening trends reflect that same philosophy.
"Now, more than ever, the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just the beginning. Welcome, Americans, to the official start of the holiday shopping season.
No matter how much you all-caps the message “Christmas was invented by corporations to get consumers to spend more...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It was a strange number ringing my cell phone a couple months ago that I hadn’t seen before. As I was loading my youth soccer player and his backpack full of gear into the car after practice, I was tempted to let the call go to voicemail, but...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
These were the 10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows that I saw in 2014 — plus one that was almost entirely superfluous. They are listed in the order in which they opened to the public:
"Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris,...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...