Ideas for what to do with the kids now that Spring Break is here

Published Mar. 29 2015

OK parents, Spring Break from school is here for most of you. So what the heck are you going to...

Troubled Youth, Creative Path: Program uses art to redirect at-risk kids

Published Mar. 29 2015

Some of the kids have never held a crayon, never had a chance to be creative.

Faith Focus: An apocryphal survey with telling results

Published Mar. 29 2015

While looking over a recent pastoral survey, the idea came to me for a survey of my own. And so,...

Living and Giving Photo Gallery - March 29

Published Mar. 29 2015

Nearly 500 people attended Junior Achievement's Spirit of Achievement Awards luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center to hear speaker Jennie...

Kennedy: Try snooze-button parenting today

Published Mar. 29 2015

My iPhone alarm -- a sonar ping -- sounds every morning at 5:45 a.m. sharp.

Dear Abby: Good manners are extinct among daughters' friends

Published Mar. 29 2015

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners. We are proud...

Baumgardner: Finding perfection in imperfection

Published Mar. 29 2015

You can hardly turn on the television, flip through a magazine or get on the Internet without being bombarded by...

Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards

Published Mar. 28 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Angelina Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health, brought another...

Experiencing the emotion: Easter dramas draw audiences into the events of Holy Week

Published Mar. 28 2015

For 364 days of each year, Jesse Rademacher is a professor of character animation at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale.

Fahey: Ask 'Why?' to begin your journey

Published Mar. 28 2015

"Why?" That's the question at the start. Why do you do what you do? Why do you believe what you...

Mohney: Thoughts of mortality as springtime arrives

Published Mar. 28 2015

As warm weather hit and the Bradford pear trees made downtown Chattanooga look like The Great White Way, I thankfully...

Dear Abby: Teen's troubled friend on self-destructive path

Published Mar. 28 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl, and my friend "Leah" is out of control. She has been going down...

Faith News

Published Mar. 28 2015

Jim Ricketts and Crystal Elam; 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Rossville Church of God of Prophecy, 110 Cherry St., Rossville; also...

If you want to be ecofriendly, check the label of your cleaning products

Published Mar. 27 2015

It may be hard to believe there is a connection between washing underpants and destroying a river, but sometimes there...

The girls of Hidden Valley: Campers return 50 years later to relive summer memories

Published Mar. 27 2015

Dona Diftler was downright mad when her parents sent her off to a month-long summer camp.

Dear Abby: Time has come to end 4-year silence

Published Mar. 27 2015

DEAR ABBY: I have been estranged from my sister for four years. She lives across the country, so it hasn't...

Comfort and friendship: Hospice care always in need of volunteers

Published Mar. 26 2015

Donna Pierce's aunt was dying of cancer. There was no chance of recovery.

Cleaveland: Insurance companies, government policymakers weigh medical costs against outcome

Published Mar. 26 2015

Each new medication or advance in medical technology represents years of very expensive research.

Dear Abby: Is it shameful that I serve my husband 'box' dinners rather than cooking fresh meals from scratch

Published Mar. 26 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time worker, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband. We're in our mid-20s....

Ask A Doctor: Will I build a resistance to poison ivy if I intentionally expose my self to it every few months?

Published Mar. 26 2015

Q: If I intentionally contract poison ivy every few months, will I gradually build a resistance to it?

Courter: Things I wish my kids would ask me

Published Mar. 26 2015

Q: Dad, at work, I've been given a complicated task with lots of moving parts. Where do I start?

Cheesy challenge: Don't be afraid to venture away from cheddar, American, Swiss

Published Mar. 25 2015

Plenty of places on earth have winery tours, but the gorgeous Comte region of France -- think of mountain meadows...

Side Orders: Finding the best lasagna

Published Mar. 25 2015

Before you trade out your comfort-food recipes for the lighter fare of spring, consider lasagna. It must be one of...