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  • Weather warms as holiday shopping fires up

    Weather warms as holiday shopping fires up
    Milder air moved into the Chicago area as holiday shopping heated up on Black Friday. Thursday was one of the coldest Thanksgiving Days on record, but after a burst of flurries early Friday morning, temperatures were expected to rise into the mid-30s for...
  • Garden clubs vs. the digital age: Finding room for both

     Garden clubs vs. the digital age: Finding room for both
    The world has changed since the National Garden Clubs Inc., a St. Louis-based association, was in its prime: From 1957 to 1959, the group had about 475,000 members, said Kathleen Romine, administrative assistant with the group. Today the group has about...
  • Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago

     Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago
    Ryan Wojcik is in high spirits heading into the holidays. He is in a new city, has several promising job prospects on the horizon, and is in a better financial position than he was a few years ago, when he graduated from Purdue University with a...
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
  • New books focus on the passion and pleasure of growing cut flowers and arranging seasonal materials

    Two Virginia gardening authors recently released new books, and both share their passion for seasonal material. One focuses on growing cut flowers for bouquets, while the other shows how to use simple blossoms and foliage to create eye-catching windowsill...
  • A bleaker 'Breakfast Club'

    A bleaker 'Breakfast Club'
    Rocky Costanzo will admit he wasn't exactly Mr. Congeniality in school. "I was kind of a bully," said Costanzo. "I wasn't really bad, but it was peer pressure to impress your friends by being a jerk." Though Costanzo, 41, of Huntington Beach, hasn't...
  • Community provides Delray teen a wheelchair-accessible garden

    Community provides Delray teen a wheelchair-accessible garden
    Delray Beach resident Chiemeka Fevecque, 17, always enjoyed gardening at home with her grandmother. Her passion for tending and tilling blossomed when a community garden opened just two doors down from her house last summer. But when other gardeners...
  • Coyote deterrence seminars today in Seal Beach

    Coyote deterrence seminars today in Seal Beach
    As part of efforts to curb problem coyotes in Seal Beach, where the feral canines have been blamed for several pet deaths, the Humane Society of the United States will present two local workshops Dec. 2. The free public seminars will feature tips for...
  • ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ director on Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman

     
    Inside filmmaker Francis Lawrence’s West L.A. office sits a framed collection of arrows with an inscription reading, “May the odds […]...
  • Alice Munro creates a room of her own in story collection

    "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014" by Alice Munro; Knopf (640 pages, $30) In "Passion" one of the two dozen miracles in "Family Furnishings," which gathers a representative sample of Alice Munro stories from the six new collections...
  • The Second City's best holiday shopping advice

    The Second City's best holiday shopping advice
    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...