MY LIFE - He's back!

It is official. Fall has arrived. Time to pack away the summer doodads and haul out the accoutrements of the new season; time to replace the fading geraniums with fresh pots of mums, pull up the... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Breakfast in a bottle is healthy and convenient

CUMBERLAND - This week's hearty breakfast in a Mason jar recipe is made from a few simple and healthy ingredients and is portable, according to Patricia (Pat) Erickson, a part-time copy editor for... more

FILM UNFILTERED - 'Everest' takes viewers on a breathtaking journey

4 Stars Based on a true story. Many films start with this opening statement, then you sit back and take it all in. During this week's "Everest" you will be transported to the highest place on Earth... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Micromanaging teen is not the answer

Q: My 14-year-old son started public high school this year and immediately fell into his old bad habits. He's intelligent and capable of making consistently excellent grades, but he often does less... more

SMART MOVES - How to help your parents downsize

With the oldest baby boomers now approaching their 70s, demographers say the number of homeowners who are downsizing is expected to climb in coming years. "All five of my last home sales involved... more