on 04/12/2013 - 04:13 pm
Category: Smart Living
By Michael Brady
Anyone over the age of say 48 ought to remember 1975. “Saturday Night Live” premiered on television. Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” was album of the year, and who could forget mood rings, Rubik’s cubes, pet rocks, hip-huggers, bellbottoms and leisure suits.
The Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft took off for a U.S.-Soviet link-up in space on July 15, 1975, and the U.S. Postal Service commemorated the event with a first class stamp depicting the event. That first class stamp cost 10 cents. A first class postage stamp now costs 46 cents. This is a 460% increase in the cost of first class postage and a handy way t ...
on 03/21/2013 - 10:33 am
By Karin Shulin
Just one day before he was to be put to sleep, Jake was pulled from a high-kill shelter near Tiffin, Ohio.
At only 16 months old, he is too young not to live a full life. Jake is neutered and completely vetted with all of his shots. He has been professionally trained and has excelled in his basic obedience classes.
Jake is a hound mix of some sort with short hair, making his maintenance easy. He loves everyone, including other dogs. That leads us to believe he would do best in a family home. He will thank you by being an excellent watchdog. Once in a while, he lets out a big old howl.
Jake is house and crate trained. He’s approximatel ...
on 03/21/2013 - 10:42 am
By Georjette Thomas
Many of us have an admiration for older items. A piece of vintage furniture, a mature bottle of wine, or a specially aged cheese might count among the many things that we appreciate. The history of an older item is often its appeal and increases its worth.
It is hard to fathom why an older dog would be less treasured, and more discarded, than some of the items we covet.
Might he have been replaced by a younger, cuter version of himself? Outliving his usefulness, did he no longer have the stamina to keep up with the pace of the household? Or, did he require more “pet parenting” in his aging state than one would want to do?
on 03/21/2013 - 10:28 am
Category: Arts & Entertainment
By Jay Minkin
Holly Williams says she just writes songs. But as the owner of a Nashville clothing boutique and writer of a fashion blog that includes food and travel tips, this girl could be the poster child for Mimi. She found time to record her third album, The Highway, and it’s so good that her musical career is about to return to the forefront.
Raised in Nashville, Williams comes from the heritage of the legendary Hank Williams. She is the daughter of Becky and Hank Williams, Jr., who were married for 10 years and separated when Holly was young. She is also the half-sister of Hank Williams, III. She never tried to ride the coattails of the family laurels and worke ...