Southern charmers: Find the right place to plant hydrangeas for the best results

Published May. 22 2015

Hydrangeas are the grand dames of Southern landscapes. Their big, showy blossoms have a look-at-me attitude, spreading blooms across foliage...

Going pro in the kitchen: Experts offer tips on what you need -- and don't -- in the kitchen

Published May. 22 2015

Want to cook at home like pros in the restaurants?

Military Spotlight: Benson is Naval Academy graduate

Published May. 22 2015

Travis Benson, a graduate of Notre Dame High School, will receive a bachelor's degree in economics from the U.S. Naval...

Lea: Deadheading can help young rhododendrons

Published May. 22 2015

Q. My rhododendrons are in full bloom. Is it true that I should deadhead all the dried blooms? That is...

Dear Abby: Dear Abby: I'm an alcoholic and I just realized I'm six weeks pregnant. What can I do?

Published May. 22 2015

DEAR ABBY: I just realized I'm six weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to start a family and raise children...

Festive weekend: Music, arts festivals mark Memorial Day break

Published May. 21 2015

Whether you are in the mood for music, arts and crafts or just lured by spring's mild temperatures to enjoy...

'Mary Poppins' pops in at Memorial Auditorium

Published May. 21 2015

Memorial Auditorium will look and sound a lot like No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London this weekend as a...

It's all about the music, and the merch, for singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen

Published May. 21 2015

If this music thing doesn't work out for Robert Earl Keen, he could always make it in retail.

Dear Abby: Being a good listener is the best way to be heard

Published May. 21 2015

DEAR ABBY: I am responding to "Tired of Talking to Myself" (Feb. 13), whose husband's ears slam shut when she...

Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins brings solo tour to Barking Legs

Published May. 21 2015

Considering he's been playing music professionally for more than a quarter of a century, it seems odd that Sean Watkins...

Eric Pulido steps off Midlake merry-go-round, brings solo tour to Nightfall

Published May. 21 2015

For a few rotations, a merry-go-round can be a fun diversion, but eventually, you're going to want to step off,...

Kennedy: Piano stores and American economics

Published May. 21 2015

In the last presidential election cycle there was a kerfuffle about whether businesses are people, too. Remember? ...

Warmer weather means it's time to start making homemade ice cream

Published May. 20 2015

Back in the day, when neighbors knew neighbors and folks gathered on front porches, word would get out in a...

Side Orders: UnCorked set for May 30 at Renaissance Park

Published May. 20 2015

Chef Charlie Loomis is used to cooking for crowds at his St. Elmo restaurant, 1885 Grill, but when it comes...

Fare Exchange: Pulling pork from crock pot; making Puckett burgers

Published May. 20 2015

Good morning, good Wednesday company. Our requests today are all about pretzels.

Riverbend's Coke Stage has arrived

Published May. 19 2015

The arrival of Riverbend's Coca-Cola Stage, which is floated to Chattanooga's 21st Century Waterfront on board a barge, signals the...

Sam Smith undergoes successful vocal cord surgery in Boston

Published May. 19 2015

Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith has undergone successful vocal cord surgery at a Boston hospital.

Local fans and ex-employees look back on David Letterman's legacy

Published May. 19 2015

Anyone who worked for TV icon David Letterman probably thought it was natural for him to express affection for Chattanooga...

Cleaveland: Technology taking over our kids' brains

Published May. 19 2015

"No Wi-Fi. Talk to Each Other." The sign in the small restaurant in New London, N.H., summed up my sentiments....

Paul Shaffer is ready to disband 'Late Night's' CBS Orchestra

Published May. 19 2015

Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his retirement Wednesday is the knowledge that it will...

Ask a Doctor: Which prenatal tests are optional and how should I know if I should have them done?

Published May. 19 2015

There are many optional tests available today to screen for genetic disorders and birth defects.

Dads2Dads: OK helicopter parents, it's time to fly away

Published May. 19 2015

Most of us have heard about "helicopter parents," those moms and dads who watch over their child's every move. "Hover"...

Dear Abby: My minister husband cares more for others than me. How do I tell my kids I've had enough?

Published May. 19 2015

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to the same man for 20 years. He likes having people around all the...