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  • Blessing or curse?

    Standing in line at the grocery store (24 check-out stands, but only one cashier? Really?), two teenagers in shorts and tank tops...

    • Jul 18, 2014 06:00 am
  • Business as usual

    For Sgt. Brock Jones and the rest of the soldiers in his unit stationed at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, this Fourth of July...

    • Jul 10, 2014 12:25 pm
  • In the kitchen with Maria Alvarado

    In the kitchen with Maria Alvarado

    BY GINNY RAUE
    Born and raised as a young girl in Mexico City, Maria Alvarado, 32, has many memories of her country of origin.

    • Jun 26, 2014 04:06 pm
  • The tie that binds

    There are easier knots to tie than the classic double Windsor – especially for 9-year-old fingers still struggling with...

    • Jun 12, 2014 09:45 pm
  • In the kitchen with Dr. Eric Louer

    In the kitchen with Dr. Eric Louer

    BY GINNY RAUE
    Eric Louer, doctor of veterinary medicine, is a long way from his birthplace and from where he first learned to...

    • May 27, 2014 02:23 pm
  • A moment to remember

    Nobody is exactly sure when and where the Memorial Day tradition was started.

    • May 21, 2014 04:50 pm
  • The supermom myth

    “I hate Mother's Day.”
    I would have discounted what the woman – a professional colleague – was...

    • May 13, 2014 04:51 pm
  • Faith is not for wimps

    I’m not exactly sure how this guardian angel thing works. I don't know if it's an assignment for only the most cherubic...

    • May 9, 2014 02:30 pm
  • “Look forward and live in the moment”

    “Look forward and live in the moment”

    By Rachael Janz, West Milford High School senior

    • Apr 24, 2014 02:05 pm
  • In the Kitchen with Lori Ann LaRocco

    In the Kitchen with Lori Ann LaRocco

    By Ginny Raue
    Some people know how to manage their time and get a lot accomplished each day. It’s an enviable skill...

    • Apr 24, 2014 02:04 pm
  • April Fish Day? Riiiiight!

    Nobody seems to know exactly how the practice of April Fools’ Day originated.

    • Apr 3, 2014 07:41 pm
  • In the kitchen with Terry DiMenza

    In the kitchen with Terry DiMenza

    You pull out of your driveway on a winter morning, wondering what the day will bring, weather-wise. The sky is gray,...

    • Apr 3, 2014 07:39 pm
  • Is integrity relative?

    The problem, when it came right down to it, was towels.

    • Mar 20, 2014 09:47 pm
  • In the kitchen with Jean Wacha

    In the kitchen with Jean Wacha

    BY GINNY RAUE
    Picture this - after a long day of work, away from your house or at home, you walk into your kitchen and say,...

    • Mar 13, 2014 01:14 pm
  • Born to tweet

    To be honest, I’ve been hesitant to embrace Twitter, probably because my idea of social networking is a nice piece of bond...

    • Mar 6, 2014 12:45 pm
  • Pump up the noise

    I don’t remember exactly when Amy started making The Noise.

    • Feb 27, 2014 01:56 pm
  • In the kitchen with Heather Burns

    In the kitchen with Heather Burns

    “Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a...

    • Feb 20, 2014 12:16 pm
  • Extreme integrity

    I just wanted to give my guests a bagel.

    • Feb 14, 2014 08:43 am
  • Groundhog Day

    For Punxsutawney Phil and others of his mythically meteorological genus, Groundhog Day is pretty much a win/win proposition.

    • Feb 6, 2014 12:02 pm