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  • Uncorked: The shadow knows

    Uncorked: The shadow knows
    Winter's (not) over. On Feb. 2, we observe yet another holiday that every non-American I've ever met thinks is odd: Groundhog Day, the only day of the year when the weather forecast doesn't matter. Pennsylvania's earliest settlers celebrated Candlemas...
  • Getting appraisal, price to match is getting harder

    Getting appraisal, price to match is getting harder
    Financing a home purchase has become extremely difficult since the housing boom turned to bust. Getting an appraisal to match the price for which one's lender has preapproved a mortgage can be more art than science. In June, a sizable share of U.S....
  • Escape plan: Wine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens

    Escape plan: Wine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens
    The holiday is ending, but that doesn't mean you can't still plan to have fun. Continue the summer kickoff this weekend at the Wine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. The fifth annual festival offers visitors a day full of jazz,...
  • Regional amusement parks: Fun for all

    Regional amusement parks: Fun for all
    Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again. There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child. The advent of spring means...
  • Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene

    Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene
    As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon. Worcester County also...
  • Day Trip

    Day Trip
    PA Gourd Fest Where: Smucker's Gourd Farm, 317 Springville Road, Kinzers, Pa. When: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25 What: The annual PA Gourd Fest is the celebration of the Pennsylvanian Gourd...
  • Faux show

    Faux show
    Kimberly Majerowicz is an artist, by temperament and by talent, but her canvases are the walls and ceilings of the rooms she is asked by her clients to fill with furniture and fabric. The interior designer and owner of K'Bella Studios will arrive with...
  • Common interests, backgrounds create bonds in retirement communities

    Common interests, backgrounds create bonds in retirement communities
    Being the new kid on the block can bring an element of excitement and adventure, but for some there is also the trepidation that comes with starting over and making new friends. Senior living communities recognize these dynamics and many have groups,...
  • Can I recharge at the supermarket?

    Can I recharge at the supermarket?
    J.D. Power and Associates estimates that there are fewer than 1,000 public recharging stations across the U.S., with more than half of them in California. That estimate matches up with the Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station locator (afdc....
  • Taking the Kids -- to Orlando's theme parks for the first time

    Taking the Kids -- to Orlando's theme parks for the first time
    Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel. But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
  • "Nemesis" by Phillip Roth

    "Nemesis" by Phillip Roth
    "Nemesis" By Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 304 pages It's difficult to avoid opening a review of the latest novel from Philip Roth without a remark or two about his prodigious production. He and Joyce Carol Oates appear to be neck and...