| Feb 2, 2011
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:41 AM
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....
| Jun 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
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,...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 5:42 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2011
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...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:58 AM
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,...
| Apr 17, 2011
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....
| Jun 9, 2011
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 --...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 10:26 PM
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...