Bill Chaney, 85, built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957Among his clients: Jack Stack, LC’s, Smokehouse, Winslow’s, The Stack and Summit Hickory PitChaney, a link to KC barbecue’s beginnings, is an unsung hero who carries on the disappearing craft of pit building … Click to Continue »
Church ought to be a time of learning, discovering from God’s word who he is and what he wants us to do. It should be a time as well of growing friendships and mutual encouragement.
True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers," asking him to extract appropriate questions.
Q: What should I do if my 13-year-old son is constantly taking my clothes without telling me? It happened this morning with a pair of jeans. Even my teenage daughter sleeps in my long-sleeve T-shirts, and my 11-year-old son has hijacked my supply of white T-shirts.
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - It isn't at all clear the time, or even the day, that Paul and Virginia Wilcox died, seated beside each other in the silver Ford Econoline he had parked in their driveway.
For me, all great moments revolve around good food - and lots of it. So when I think of summer, I think of picnics. Picnics are the perfect prelude to your favorite outdoor events, like Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks or an outdoor concert.
FORT WORTH, Texas - There's a famous painter whose name is known by all, the impressionist Claude Monet, who despite all his innovative and highly valued paintings, pronounced, "My masterpiece is my garden." … Click to Continue »
Sept. 15, 2006, was an exciting day for Matt Nader, an offensive tackle on his high school football team. His family cheered as his team battled its No. 1 rival.
OK, don't laugh. Virtual summer camps - where kids head to the computer instead of the pool or park - are a thing now. And before you say, "Over my dead body," these aren't the solitary, sedentary, screen-centered experiences you fear.
An audit found 838 complaints of abuse by clergyThe Church spent $153.6 million on settlementsDiocesan bankruptcies incentivize reporting of allegations … Click to Continue »
When I see an acquaintance on the bus, am I required to converse with them beyond a simple “Hello”? Most of the time, I would prefer to read my book.
MONROE, Wis. - For more than 80 years, Eileen Wagner kept a secret from her children. She thought it was the best way to protect all of them - not only the two kids she raised with her husband, but also a third child, whom she had given up for adoption in 1933 when she was a teenager.
There is a good chance you've not been to Marion, Ind. It is north of Indianapolis, past Elwood, but not all the way to Etna. Like the rest of our state, it is what people on the coasts call flyover country - towns and cities bordered by corn and wheat fields that look like checkerboards from an altitude of 36,000 feet.
Q: My girlfriend and I were invited to a friend's Seder dinner for the Passover holiday, but the invitation fell through. My girlfriend has met my former wife several times and they appear to like each other, so she asked if we could go to her home for Passover dinner.
How kids react to sad stuff can be very individual. But it also depends on their age, their temperament, and what's going on in their lives. In general, it's wise to be cautious with sad stuff for kids under 8.
Researchers inject brains of obese, diabetic mice with growth-promoting hormoneBlood sugar stabilizes, stays normal for 17 weeks – halting Type 2 diabetesResearch may suggest other avenues to treating diabetes in humans … Click to Continue »
Dear Angie: I recently bought a house with a furnace that was installed improperly in 2002. My building inspector identified this as a safety hazard during the purchase process. The HVAC company now says that because the previous owner didn't have the initial work inspected by the city, they're not legally responsible.
Don't want to haul umbrellas and chairs to the sand? Don't worry, a beach butler will do it for you. … Click to Continue »
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Beech Mountain's historic Land of Oz park will reopen for four Fridays in June with guided tours down its famed Yellow Brick Road by Dorothy Gale of rural Kansas.
DEAR ABBY: A co-worker has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Others are raising money to fulfill a “cancer bucket list” that includes trips and other luxuries. I sympathize with anyone with a terminal illness, but why does that mean I have to give money?
My granddaughters' calendar is such that, at times, I feel as if I need to make an appointment to enjoy their company. Their commitments require the organizational skills of experienced social secretaries.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - As a young child, he played on military trucks freshly back on U.S. soil after World War I. As a teenager, he says he shared the Yankee Stadium baseball diamond with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
There's a cricket behind the fridge. He chirps all day. He chirps all night. Only a teenager's tongue works harder. … Click to Continue »
Dear Mr. Dad: I'm a divorced mom, and because of my past substance abuse issues, my ex-husband has primary physical custody of our children. I only get to see them on weekends and we miss each other terribly.
Fans across the country can enter contest to win a room makeoverFirst winner will be announced June 15Fixer Upper blog reveals a few details about Season 4 … Click to Continue »
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - What grown-up wouldn't want their own treehouse? It can be a private place to escape to with the birds, a special spot to relax and daydream.
Parents need to know that Melody Jams is a toddler-friendly music-making game. There's no wrong way to play, and there are no sharing options so kids can tap and explore on their own.
When I'm planning a getaway, my thoughts are all about the visuals: the scenery, the architecture, the food. … Click to Continue »
I am Italian and have figured out why Americans have so much difficulty eating spaghetti with just a fork, as Italians do: They are using the wrong bowl. … Click to Continue »