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  • Nice on ice

    She's not supposed to be here. Kimmie Meissner's Olympic plan called for a showdown with the world's best figure skaters at the 2010 Winter Games. Tear up the blueprint. She's ready now. Like an escalator on full power, Meissner rose through the...
  • It figures: Harford goes into frenzy over skater

    For the Olympian from Bel Air, Jeff Kappus shipped a good luck bag of carrots. Kimmie Meissner, the Harford County figure skater, used to stop by Kappus' Subway shop in Churchville every afternoon and started adding carrots to her daily turkey sub...
  • Two Simsbury Farms Use Agritourism To Boost Revenue

    Two Simsbury Farms Use Agritourism To Boost Revenue
    SIMSBURY — Leah Black, 11, held a baby bottle for the pink and brown-spotted baby pig she was cradling in her arms. "The last time I did this and he kept following me around," Leah said. "He's Paul the baby pig." Feeding the pig was part of a...
  • Apodaca: Life's journey isn't complete without travel

    "Are we there yet?" The common whine of children traveling with their parents goes into full, high-pitched throttle this time of year with the long-honored tradition of the family vacation. And this summer, a whole lot of us are venturing forth. The...
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  • Taking the Kids -- Mother's Day doesn't have to be just once a year

    Taking the Kids -- Mother's Day doesn't have to be just once a year
    For once, I got something I really wanted for Mother's Day -- and it didn't involve anyone shopping for a gift I could do without. I'm spending a May weekend with two of my three kids. Maybe that doesn't sound like much but when your kids live far from...
  • Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip

    Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip
    Is grandma packed? There's a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it's to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there's also a good chance they're leading the way -- and paying for, or for much of, the...
  • Taking the Kids -- and the true secret to vacation happiness -- asking their help planning!

    Taking the Kids -- and the true secret to vacation happiness -- asking their help planning!
    Pity the California dad. He had spent a lot of money to take his wife and three daughters on an adventure trip to Costa Rica -- idyllic remote eco lodges, nesting sea turtles, monkeys in the trees, butterfly gardens. As adventures went, it hit all the...
  • Taking the Kids -- an all-inclusive vs. beachfront condo in Turks and Caicos

    Taking the Kids -- an all-inclusive vs. beachfront condo in Turks and Caicos
    AAH ... the blessed sunshine, the white sand beach that stretches for 12 miles, the happy parents and giggling kids building sandcastles and playing. That's right. It may be mid-January but Turks and Caicos' famous Grace Bay Beach is packed with...
  • Condos, villas and suites may be the ticket for reunions

    Condos, villas and suites may be the ticket for reunions
    Family reunions are just around the corner for many. Planning for this type of trip is important, as these reunions that offer opportunities to reconnect, catch up on each other’s lives and have fun together can also be tricky to arrange...
  • Go Away With ... Cat Cora

    Go Away With ... Cat Cora
    Restaurateur, cookbook author and chef Cat Cora holds the distinction of being the first female Iron Chef. The television personality ("Around the World in 80 Plates") is based out of Santa Barbara, Calif., where she lives with her wife and children....
  • Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response

    Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off the plane Monday morning from a family vacation in Indonesia into a city blanketed in a winter freeze and quickly addressed the optics of his absence from Chicago in the run-up to some of the nastiest weather the area has...