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.

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?

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....

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...

Fare Exchange: Making herbal and fruity vinegars is not a chore

Published Mar. 25 2015

Good morning, readers. There is joy in cooking in the just-arrived spring.

Dear Abby: My fiance's daughter-in-law exposes her private parts to us

Published Mar. 25 2015

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Jerry," has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body. At a...

Movie magic: Theater managers' collection brings smiles to young and old

Published Mar. 24 2015

Betty Ulrey laughs at the memory of the young boy who stuck his head into her office at the Northgate...

Dads2Dads: The 'Dean' of male role models

Published Mar. 24 2015

The quality of your relationship with your spouse has a direct bearing on your children. You need to speak her...

Dear Abby: My wife is dying from breast cancer. Should we avoid talking about the future?

Published Mar. 24 2015

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three...

Bow-ow! Me-ouch! Is your pet a klutz? Some insurance agents say it's what's in a name

Published Mar. 23 2015

Stacye Buzzanca isn't surprised that her beloved cocker spaniel's name, Tucker, is considered one of the unluckiest when it comes...

Off The Couch: Pet fundraisers, live music this week

Published Mar. 23 2015

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, looking over the calendar for this week, several items caught my eye, but one jumped right off...

Grand Thoughts: Watching them grow -- and wishing it would slow

Published Mar. 23 2015

A milestone is approaching and it's already making me a little sad.

Reunions

Published Mar. 23 2015

Kirkman High School Classes of 1974-1975 will hold a class reunion today at 6 p.m.

Hines celebrates milstone birthday

Published Mar. 23 2015

Maudie Hines celebrated her 98th birthday on March 11 with her family.

Dear Abby: Am I less of a man because I feel left out when my family talks sports?

Published Mar. 23 2015

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering. I played sports growing up, but...

Is it time? Locals sound off on desirability of Apple Watch prior to April launch (photo gallery)

Published Mar. 22 2015

Last September, after years of speculation, Apple formally announced the Apple Watch, its first entry into a new product market...

Kennedy: Keen eyes start family drama over finders-keepers

Published Mar. 22 2015

So, there we were last Saturday night, sitting in the middle of Opry Mills Mall in Nashville. ...