MY LIFE - A study in contrasts

Last week I told you about one side of my mother's family, my maternal grandmother's family, the Nolins. This week I will introduce you to the paternal side, the Remillards. Whereas my mother plainly... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Warm up your soul with Rhonda's beef stew recipe

LINCOLN - As I write this week's column, I am at home recuperating from some form of laryngitis and a cough. It actually hurts me to talk, but writing is just fine. I've been around a lot of people... more

REEL LIFE WITH JANE - Will Smith returns to the big screen in 'Focus'

New movies in theaters this week include Will Smith as a con man, Olivia Wilde resurrected from the dead, and Julianne Moore as an unraveling actress. Here's a look at what's opening in theaters this... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Panic attacks and teens

Q: My 13-year-old son has developed overwhelming anxiety about going to school. This began a year ago, but has gotten steadily worse since then. At this point, he fights me every morning about going... more

SMART MOVES - Tips for home-buying grandparents

Many retirees aspire to ownership of a place with easy maintenance, where arduous chores like cutting the lawn and keeping up the garden will no longer be issues. But at the same time they want a... more