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  • The healing balm of service

    She couldn’t be more than 5 years old. And yet there is a lifetime of hurt in her eyes as she stands there among other...

    • Aug 21, 2014 01:43 pm
  • Let them eat quiche

    Those who knew Dad best knew he had The Gift.

    • Aug 14, 2014 02:55 pm
  • 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...

    • Aug 12, 2014 05:25 pm
  • Not enough stress

    It was a meaningless basketball game.

    • Jul 24, 2014 03:27 pm
  • 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