| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The Vikings -- those grungy, gnarly guys who grunt and grimace as they gouge and grapple -- have been much discussed at our house lately.
No, I don't mean the team from Minnesota. We're talking about the original Vikings, the manly men who were the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Dry weather that has persisted in Minnesota through the fall and winter is raising concerns among farmers about this year's growing season.
Most of the state didn't get significant precipitation before the soil froze, meaning dirt that was already...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:34 AM
The one job most of us do ourselves is paint.
For example, I repainted the walls along the staircase after nicking them with a Morris chair we move upstairs each winter so the Christmas tree has a spot in the living room.
I touched up a window frame...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Kathleen M. Zeidler, a retired legal secretary and homemaker, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a Kensington assisted-living facility. The longtime Roland Park resident was 85.
The daughter of a veterinarian and a homemaker, Ruth...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Feel like your home is looking a little drab?
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do.
Experts at Consumer Reports have some suggestions.
Consumer Reports finds that when it comes to choosing paint, it goes way beyond color.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Police today warned the community about a series of armed robberies of people leaving Metra Electric line trains near the Pullman or Kensington stations.
In the three recent robberies, the victim left either the Pullman (111th St.) or Kensington (115th...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Gwen Darwin McDade, a retired architect who worked on the Johns Hopkins medical campus and later designed structures for the State Highway Administration, died of heart disease Saturday at his Glen Arm home. He was 87.
Born in Verona, Pa., he was the son...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Feel like your home is looking a little drab? It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint
can do! A new color can be an inexpensive way to get a whole new look, say the
experts at Consumer Reports. They recently evaluated 65 paints and say steer clear...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Every year Pennsylvania Hero Walk participants walk an average of 320 miles in 14 days to raise money for veterans.
The walk, on Route 30 from Philadelphia to New Kensington, benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.
The walk began June 9 and will end...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The Burberry Prorsum menswear runway show, which has been on Milan's fashion week calendar for as long as we can remember, took place in London on Tuesday, with chief creative officer Christopher Bailey showing the spring and summer 2014 collection at...
| Jun 15, 2013
Sylvia Orcutt of Kensington was so happy when Bosch replaced a defective dishwasher last year that she almost forgot about the troubled original.
The sparkle in her eyes disappeared, however, when she received a notification in February from a...