| Dec 12, 2010
It is early February — Super Bowl weekend — and Yosemite is quiet.
The crowds that clog the roads and tramp through the meadows during the other seasons are now gathering around their big-screen TVs with chips and dip.
I have the park to...
| Mar 6, 2012
Every year, Marie Puskas and her extended family put all of their eggs in one basket — along with their Valentines, New Year's noisemakers, Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving fixings and Halloween treats.
Naturally, they call this annual family...
| Mar 9, 2012
An event at the Prudential Center this week unveiled a mosaic where people submitted images of their favorite family vacations, memories etc., Now NJ Tourism wants to be a part of creating new memories for families, couples and single people looking for...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Pack the kids in the car and head to Lyman Orchards this weekend for a delightful brunch and a chance to visit with the big guy himself. That's right, Santa and Mrs. Claus will host Lyman Orchards' Family Holiday Brunch, which will include omelette and...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:19 PM
The children around the crafts table set up in a ballroom of the Hilton Orlando all come from different cities, but many already know each other. Every year they take their family vacation wherever the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World holds its...
| May 7, 2010
Back in January, my husband suggested we take a trip to Disney World for Spring Break. I agreed it would be a great experience for my kids since my 5-year-old daughter is in awe of princesses and my almost 7-year-old son loves roller coasters. But...
| Nov 21, 2008
No one knew what to expect on the trail to Grinnell Glacier one late summer morning, but a second bull moose less than an hour out was hardly a good sign. During September and October -- mating season -- it's always best to give the spindly-legged animals...
| Mar 7, 2010
A Family Story
Ecco: 168 pp., $21.99
On Dec. 8, 2007, the day that Amy Rosenblatt Solomon collapsed on the treadmill and died, her parents, Roger and Ginny Rosenblatt, drove from their Long Island home to be with Amy's...
| May 31, 2008
Watching footage of Janis Joplin at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, you can see why Mama Cass, sitting in the crowd, keeps shaking her head. There's Janis, decked out in full gold lamé and tiny mules, shaking and snarling her way through...
| May 18, 2009
In Sebastian Fitzek's wildly implausible but mesmerizing mystery thriller, "Therapy," the fragmented chapters wheel and turn in unpredictable directions, the reader always plunging after a narrator who disappears around the corner.
Four years after his...
| Jan 31, 2010
Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you're primed for the music of Michael Daugherty.
A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment of Americana....
| Jul 15, 2007
"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five!" the kids yelled.
It wasn't as deafening as Times Square on New Year's Eve, but the 300 or so children attending Space Camp were as enthusiastic as any midnight revelers. The space shuttle...