| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:55 AM
What? Another year has gone by already? Here are some theater reflections at the end of 2011.
•Best scene-stealer: Isn't "Chicago" the story of two women convicts? In Theatre Downtown's production last January, Joel Warren as lawyer Billy Flynn more...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Residents of tourism meccas often trade stories of the surprising things visitors can do or say.
Years ago, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., for example, a tourist was overheard arguing with her companion about which buildings to visit. Most Williamsburg...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:55 PM
As a longtime Newport-Mesa resident, I read with interest about the $100-million makeover of Fashion Island ("Fashion Island undergoes bustling wave of change," Dec. 27). The article slant was very positive, but here is the flipside.
The powers that be...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:54 PM
While Darla put together last week’s Farm Forum, I was in Sioux Falls, attending more sessions for South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership.
While we learned a great deal from speakers from the South Dakota Soybean Association, POET, Raven...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:09 PM
As you make your New Year's resolutions, add this one to your list: Visit a service club and check one out for possible membership. Membership in a service club is an extra 30 minutes a week on a breakfast, lunch or dinner hour for a club meeting filled...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 11:52 AM
When I first viewed the internet videos of Casey Anthony this week, I knew it would bring back feelings of both anger and frustration in many people. I well understood that it reminded people of the trial where Casey was acquitted of killing her...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:07 AM
At the Branding Villa pub in Newcastle, England dig is a man’s best friend—and drinking buddy. The pub has added dog-friendly beer to its menu.
The non-alcoholic brew has the traditional malt and hops with an added treat—meat flavoring....
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:27 PM
The entertainment industry has focused lately on adorable animals in adorable movies, cute dogs in cute children’s books (and books for grown-ups, too) and funny chipmunks everywhere.
I have seen some very appealing animals myself during a recent...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:12 AM
The Kansas State Fair recently announced they will begin using DNA testing on certain livestock entered in their annual competitions. Contestants will be required to send in a hair sample of the animal to Kansas State University’s Animal Science...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:38 PM
"The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Can your condominium kick out your emotional support animal for being too loud?
One of the hottest topics in the condominium and homeowners world is pets, particularly when it comes to owners who live in no-pet communities but want – or need them...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 3:05 PM
She was a well known animal activist here in Roanoke. Saturday morning, Ann Marie Sweeney, lost her battle with cancer.
Many knew her as the foster coordinator for the Roanoke Valley SPCA. She held that position for five years.
Ann Marie often...