| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made their customary Christmas visit to greet troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, offering thanks and encouragement to some 580 service members before spending the evening at home with friends and family.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:19 PM
L’Wren Scott counts First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Madonna among the fans of her sophisticated, sharply-tailored dresses. And now the designer is rolling her aesthetic out to the masses with the limited-edition Banana...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Mention shopping to anyone who lived in the Hartford area during the '50s and '60 and they'll tell you about taking the bus downtown, (often in hat and gloves, if you're talking to a woman), on Saturdays, to spend the day browsing the shops and lunching...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:53 PM
As the heat waves approach in the true Floridian “winter” fashion, Pope John Paul II High School is keeping the Christmas spirit alive with their production of “A Fairytale Christmas Carol.”
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
While there is no shortage of irreverence attached to SantaCon, the annual march of the Kringles and their cheeky elves, the most important spirits indulged in along Las Olas Boulevard on Saturday night will not be found in a glass.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Here's a good topic for your Christmas gathering with family and friends:
What is the most annoying Christmas song ever?
I'll vote for either the mawkish "Christmas Shoes" or the aggravatingly jaunty "Feliz Navidad." Others might choose "Santa Baby,"...
| Nov 5, 2013
Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
I received the Christmas reminiscence below last year from Julia Romanchak, 88, of Bethlehem. I think it's wonderful, but a series of misadventures — all my fault — kept it from being published.
I wanted to run it before this holiday...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Time sure does fly.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday traditions will soon resurface for another year.
One staple for many people during the holidays is watching their favorite movies with their family. Films like 'Miracle on 34th...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas."
Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
| Nov 7, 2013
When I was growing up, my family put an Italian or a French spin on every holiday. On Christmas Eve, we'd eat fish -- the feast of the seven fishes. On Easter, the Batalis would have lamb but also gnocchi alla primavera. But Thanksgiving was another story...