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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 Dear Readers: Today is Thanksgiving. If you know someone who is alone today, please invite him or her to share your Thanksgiving dinner and help make the occasion truly special. more »»

Remembering Grandma and Grandpa

November 27, 2014 We all know that the holidays are a time to create memories. They’re not always perfect — and honestly, sometimes “traumatizing” is an understatement — but they’re new ones just the same. more »»

Running is a Thanksgiving tradition

November 27, 2014 Dan Holland remembers the Thanksgiving morning traditions of his youth: He would watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, while his father was at Frick Park as the director of an annual... more »»

Turn turkey leftovers into a healthy dinner salad

November 27, 2014 When I was a child, my grandmother used to roast up two enormous turkeys at the holidays. And of course that was on top of all the usual gravies and sauces, sides and pies. more »»

Buttoned Up

November 27, 2014 Have you ever been in one of those situations where someone had a thoughtful gift for you, but you didn’t have them on your list? Or the darling UPS man showed up delivering goodies from the Nort... more »»

Vegetarian gravy that won’t leave you missing meat

November 27, 2014 In case there is any doubt, let’s clear this up: You don’t have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. more »»

Home Country

November 27, 2014 Windy looked out the window. A great day for helping. Windy Wilson sets one day aside each week for helping others, you see, and this was helping day. Mrs. more »»

For the love of Oliver

November 27, 2014 I have had an incredible year. I’ve made and lost the greatest friends I will ever know. My two-year streak of unemployment was broken, thanks to a chance meeting in a coffee shop. more »»

The power of a good laugh

November 27, 2014 Ah, Thanksgiving. The one time of the year when it is deemed totally appropriate to gorge yourself on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gelatinous masses of cranberry sauce. more »»

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

November 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book. more »»

Troy students show thanks

November 27, 2014 TROY — A towering turkey, with feathers galore, is allowing students at W.R. Croman Primary School in Troy to show why they are thankful. more »»

GourmetGents: Bacon shallot herb gravy

November 26, 2014 Thanksgiving is all about tradition, but it’s also nice to change things up sometimes. more »»

Salvation Army Santa Fund: Be humble and take an interest in others

November 26, 2014 Dear Santa, As a Salvation Army pastor and officer, it is a privilege to serve the Lord in any way He can and will use me. more »»

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and... more »»

3 holiday cocktails to help you pour some cheer

November 26, 2014 Whether you’re having a quiet night in with family or a larger gathering with friends, holiday celebrations often call for a cocktail — sometimes simply to help you deal with those friends and... more »»

Annie's Mailbox

November 26, 2014 Dear Annie: “Need Some Guidance” said her friend is educated and intelligent, but mispronounces some words. more »»

Ireland’s gay bull saved from slaughterhouse

November 25, 2014 DUBLIN — He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon. more »»

Give your pet something unexpected over holidays

November 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog’s dashing and digging won’t have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday... more »»

The difference a little dirt can make

November 25, 2014 Dear Santa, As the weather gets colder and my mind turns from long summer days to cold winter nights, it’s hard to imagine focusing on anything other than Christmas this time of year. more »»

Annie's Mailbox

November 25, 2014 Dear Annie: In my circle of friends, there is a 23-year-old man with Asperger syndrome who drives me crazy. This guy has zero understanding of boundaries. more »»



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