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  • Templeton a winner; photo etiquette; Susan Spano kudos; Kauai memories

    Savoring trip to Templeton Thank you for the article on Templeton, Calif. ["A Different Way to Roll," by Marc Stirdivant, June 1]. When we go, we usually eat at McPhee's on Friday and Saturday because we like it so much. Be sure to save room for dessert...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...
  • New Hartford Superintendent Has Right Resume

    New Hartford Superintendent Has Right Resume
    The proof will be in the performance, but it's hard not to be optimistic about Hartford's incoming superintendent of schools, Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. Ms. Schiavino-Narvaez, 41, has a stunning resume. She was a Fulbright scholar in South Korea and a...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • Review: 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello

    Review: 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello
    Love is brutalized throughout Gina Frangello's second novel, "A Life in Men." The pursuit of it, the act, the possibility. Love is what two young American women think they want, are perhaps even owed, but violence — premeditated, haphazard, self-...
  • When capital gains tax applies to primary residence

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a condominium in Feb 2012 as my primary residence for $229,000 and sold it in Oct 2013 for $385,000. We bought a new home for residential use and invested the gains into that one. Is there any way around...
  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran

    When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard...
  • Godless movement picks Chicago area for charity event

    Godless movement picks Chicago area for charity event
    When it comes to charitable giving, Christians contribute to the collection plate, Jews donate tzedakah and Muslims give zakat. But what do nonbelievers do? The Foundation Beyond Belief wants to provide the answer to that question and has announced its...
  • Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer

    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer
    An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...