| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
My daughter came home from a friend's house one day not too long ago with a bracelet made from small, interlocking, colorful rubber bands. Soon she had another made by another friend. Then another made by a classmate. Then we heard the bracelets mentioned...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As an artist, Roberta Russell had a vision for the house that she and her husband built in 1971. It had to be sleek, one story, with modern touches like an intercom and mirrored walls.
Oh yes, the kitchen had to be round — with a circular island...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Suburban Chicago businessman Ty Warner, a college dropout who became a billionaire after creating Beanie Babies collectibles, pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax evasion and apologized in a choked-up voice for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:46 PM
There are three kinds of suburbanites. Those who park cars where they were meant to be parked: the garage. Those who don't. And those who wish they could.
People feel really strongly about this. I asked Facebook friends about how they use their garages,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:15 AM
We are right down the road from Moran Elementary School and right across the street from the Osceola United Methodist church.
This will be a huge yard sale that will include many many different types of items. If you have been to one of our yard sales in...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:28 PM
What happens when you combine Noah's Ark, a bear skin rug composed of Beanie Babies and a jar of crushed Precious Moments figurines?
It's a sculpture/fiber arts exhibit entitled “Accumulations.” The exhibit is now open at the Dacotah...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories."
I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Where there is sadness, love plants a garden of memories.
Pearl Frances Traver, our beautiful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away March 25, 2013, in Billings, in the loving care of family.
A lifelong Aberdeen resident, Pearl...
| Feb 3, 2013
Do you ever wish for the simple Super Bowl days, the Super Bowls involving gerbils?
I'm talking only a few years ago, when the game had nothing to do with deer antler spray and the TV spots didn't involve white Jamaican racial politics and German...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:04 PM
COSTA MESA — As a high school girls' soccer coach, Larry Draluck says he needs to make the sport fun for his players. One way he tries to is by bringing out two Beanie Babies to Newport Harbor matches.
But with the team's recent struggles, he...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:28 PM
At the Lathrop School of Dance on Main Street, a gaggle of pint-sized 4-year-olds hopped around and flapped their arms and wiggled their tail feathers Monday morning, practicing the Chicken Dance under the tutelage of Miss Diane.
It might have taken the...