Parents need to know that "The Banner Saga 2" is a downloadable action role-playing game based on Norse mythology. In it, players lead a desperate band of survivors away from a growing darkness and an encroaching horde.
While much time is often spent selecting the ideal sofa to anchor a space, all too often the side chair used in a living space is considered an afterthought. Not so.
ROSS, Pa. - All gardens are ephemeral, most lasting only as long as a gardener tends them. Sue Colaizzi has been working on her garden in Ross for 38 years - and she's not done.
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I write this article with the seasoned wisdom of a reformed "bad" roommate. I spent four years of college balancing stained coffee cups atop dirty-dish towers with the shrewd precision of a true slob.
There were 185 teams, 240 judges and hundreds of barbecue loversThe 35th Annual Great Lenexa BBQ Battle was a far cry from the original in 1982 … Click to Continue »
BELLVUE, Wash. - Like a child star of the built environment, Marty and Pam Vowels' naturally photogenic Bellevue home achieved fame at an early age. Adorable in youth, the precocious showpiece by architect Roland "Ron" Wilson appeared in the June 15, 1958, edition of The Seattle Times' magazine, "Sunday Color Rotogravure Pictorial." (Catchy!) In one of three black-and-white photos, its decks stretch toward Lake Washington behind a craggy landscape of waterfalls, paths and rock gardens.
After my family immigrated to Chicago, some of the things my parents missed most about South Korea were the hills and mountains. … Click to Continue »
Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person's record? … Click to Continue »
Every couple of weeks or so when her husband can get her two young sons out of her home, Rhea Pechter sits cross-legged on her bed reading children's stories into a microphone.
When you live in Southern California, you don't have to get on a plane to see your out-of-town relatives. … Click to Continue »
RALEIGH, N.C. - Traditionally, farming and country life go hand in hand: In the popular imagination, agriculture and hands-on, dirt-in-the-fingernails cultivation happen well outside urban centers, where there's space and where the air is clean.
Q: Dear Ed, I am a young professional soon to be moving into my first apartment. My dad said he will install a new showerhead for me as a gift and wants me to pick one out.
I love to change up the look of my interior spaces with each new season, tweaking my bedding, furnishings and displays just a bit to give them a fresh new feel.
Dogs running loose in public places results in an increase in dogfights and unwelcome contact with people. Plus, coyotes, which are common in the West, can snatch small dogs. … Click to Continue »
In one of the early days of chemo, the children came home and said, "Mom, who knows what you are going through? My friend just came up and said, 'Sorry about your mom' to me." … Click to Continue »
ORLANDO, Fla.-Walt Disney World has hit the sweet spot with its new Epcot ride, Frozen Ever After. It's a winner, naturally, with the little-princess demographic. But the ride also sports creative technical finesse that soccer moms and dads can appreciate.
Dear Angie: I have a dirty-looking area on bottom of my acrylic bathtub ... and am sure it is from my hard water. The tub is just now being used daily.
Get ready to rock your block party this Fourth of July! Gather friends into your backyard for a day of silly costumes, serious lip-syncing, and barbecue favorites remixed with surprising new flavors.
Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. apologized for decades of damage from the priest’s sex abuse scandalCatholics gathered to offer prayer and petitions to help victims begin to healNew committments by diocese seek to make protection of children a core value … Click to Continue »
Family vacations are a great time to recharge and connect with your kids, but connecting can be tough if they're plugged into their electronic devices day and night. Ever try to point out the sights to a kid engaged in battle on a Nintendo DS or have a heart-to-heart with a middle schooler whose ears are stuffed with ear buds?
I had a note from a disappointed gardener recently, sad over the poor showing this spring of her bearded irises. The clump that had performed well in previous years produced no flowers.
Recently, The New York Times declared, "Mom Hair: It Exists. Now What to Do About It." … Click to Continue »
Q: We are wanting to purchase a 1980s-era home that has cedar shingles. I have asked several different roofers for a price to repair the shingles but every one of them said they will have to replace the shingles and add new underlayment.
There's nothing quite as fabulous as the Fourth of July. Family, food, friends and fireworks combine for a pretty spectacular time. Now when you think pre-fab, you might think pre-fabricated, like furniture made of particle board, and wonder how that relates to Independence Day.
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SEATTLE - When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs. … Click to Continue »
Long before organizational guru Marie Kondo was espousing her popular KonMari method and TV shows such as "Hoarders: Buried Alive" were entertaining audiences (exploiting mental illness?) with tales of unchecked accumulation, British households of the Victorian and Edwardian eras (circa 1837-1910) and beyond were already hip to the life-changing magic of tidying up.
If photos of your '90s hair weren't evidence enough of rapidly shifting tastes, consider new research about what leads to a healthy, happy sex life. … Click to Continue »
Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. called the special Service of LamentHe asked for forgiveness in order for victims and survivors to healA team will review diocesan policies … Click to Continue »