Just say no to eating raw dough

Just say no to eating raw dough

My grandkids and I have a tradition of spending a Saturday afternoon this time of year baking pies, cakes, and cookies for the holidays. I’ve al...

December 18th, 2018 |  


Christmas and holiday thoughts …

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of columns.Here’s a toast to all of the local musicians!High School Choir and Band members, Element...

December 17th, 2018 |  


Trading humbug for magic

My father was the third child of more than a dozen children. His entire Waltonesque clan struggled its way through the Great Depression, when Christma...

December 16th, 2018 |  



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The cold and dry season is here and it can leave your skin itchy, red and irritated. Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin...

December 13th, 2018 |  


Government tries again to regulate tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco products.This time the target of the agency’s regula...

December 13th, 2018 |  


Blue Knight squads swept at West Virginia State

INSTITUTE, W. Va. – Sylvia Hudson scored a career-high 31 points but it wasn’t enough for Urbana University in Monday’s 95-85 setbac...

December 10th, 2018 |  


Picky eating is normal part of early childhood

Picky eating is normal part of early childhood

Question: My 4-year-old refuses to eat anything that is the color red — no red apples, tomatoes, red peppers or even pepperoni on his pizza. He ...

December 10th, 2018 |  


Images of a fond farewell

Last week we experienced a sad but in some ways welcome respite from our current day-to-day noise as we celebrated the consequential life of George He...

December 9th, 2018 |  


Get on the waitlist for Carol Marak’s Facebook subscription group and learn how to plan for aging well. Send an email to carol@seniorcare.com and say you’re interested in the group.

A few weeks ago, a reader asked, “Can you tell me the differences between a geriatric care manager and a patient advocate? I hear the two terms ...

December 6th, 2018 |  


Among my biggest disappointments in politics

Among my biggest disappointments in politics

The other day, a friend asked what surprised me most about politics. This may seem strange, but I’d never really thought about the question.My r...

December 5th, 2018 |