June 5, 2016 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your hard work deserves a reward, though often you're not with people who would give it to you. Become your own advocate. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Serenity isn't the absence of thought, but a soft flow of thoughts. For moments today, you'll have this kind of peace. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be schooled by everything that happens. The lessons come for weeks as you interpret and reinterpret daily events. CANCER (June 22-July 22). As much as you would like to use all of this day to make life better for those you love, don't do it at the cost of your own care.
January 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Our son and his wife have blessed us with a darling 6-year-old granddaughter, "Sophie," who is the love of our lives. We live nearby and are very close. When we received her kindergarten school photo, she had on heavy lipstick and light eye shadow. My husband and I couldn't contain our shock. Her parents said they thought she looked beautiful, and Sophie was made up that way because "she wanted to. " We were speechless. When we pick her up on weekends, she sometimes wears makeup, too. It makes her look like a 30-year-old.
June 26, 2015 |
A garden party need not be a staid, tame affair of tea sandwiches and wine spritzers. At Tyler Park Center for the Arts this weekend, it will have quite the sound track. Saturday and Sunday mark the first Summer Music and Sculpture Festival. Bands such as jammy Wineskin, drummers like Jim Hines, eclectic cover band TriTide, and other acts will provide the beat to an installation featuring dozens of sculptures from artists traveling from as far away as Germany and from as near as Trenton and Philadelphia.
February 16, 2015 |
When my husband first proposed driving to Erie as a family vacation, I was extremely skeptical about driving 800-plus miles with our three children, ages 7, 9, and 12. He enthusiastically suggested that it was the perfect location because we could combine my love of outdoors with his love of baseball. We could visit Presque Isle State Park, a premier birding spot, and attend an Erie Seawolves minor-league baseball game. I was intrigued. "And, we could get another stamp!" That was the clincher.
July 27, 2014 |
After the unexpected death of a close family member, an uncomplicated, therapeutic vacation was in order. Knowing my husband was a fan of hot springs for their healing qualities, I proposed several locations: California, Colorado, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The last was selected because of its easy three-hour drive west down the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-81. Our must-haves included: natural beauty, the waters, and a significant divergence from our daily lifestyle.
January 18, 2013 |
Virginia Rose Hudson, 84, of Abington, a homemaker who lost her hearing at age 32 and then helped others struggling with that loss, died Friday, Jan. 11, at home of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Hudson was born in 1928 in Philadelphia to Rosina May Price and John Busvine, who had emigrated from Bristol, England. She graduated from Frankford High School and took a job as an executive secretary at Pioneer Paper Stock Co. She met Samuel T. Hudson of Philadelphia at a church youth group; she had on a hat and gloves while everyone else was dressed casually.
December 20, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - The world's happiest people aren't in Qatar, the richest country by most measures. They aren't in Japan, the nation with the highest life expectancy. A poll released Wednesday of nearly 150,000 people around the world says seven of the 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America. Many of the seven do poorly in traditional measures of well-being, such as Guatemala, torn by decades of civil war followed by waves of gang-driven criminality. It ranks seventh in positive emotions.
September 24, 2012 |
After you've tied the knot, escape somewhere unexpected. Paris? No, too cliche. Hawaii? Undeniably beautiful, but not exactly groundbreaking. Cancun? Best avoid it; too many memories of those youthful spring-break indiscretions. But never fear. We've compiled a quartet of canoodle-worthy getaways that will have your honey over the moon. Istanbul: Culture Straddling two continents - Europe and Asia - this exotic metropolis on the Bosphorus strikes an ever-shifting balance between East and West, old and new. The skyline is punctuated by minarets rising high above the treetops, while blocky modern mid-rises in shades of ocher and umber tumble down the hillsides.
March 24, 2012 |
Never dismiss the power of an excellent cast to supply some brio to a wan play. Good thing, too, because I can't imagine a so-so cast trying to bring off the dated Steel Magnolias , whose characters often toss barbs that seem more scripted than natural. But at Bristol Riverside Theatre, where Steel Magnolias opened Thursday night, at least I found joy in watching superior acting. And not just that - superior ensemble acting. The story of six women living close-knit, hick-town lives takes place in a beauty shop, where the characters are almost always together during the four scenes spanning two acts.
March 4, 2012 |
HAVANA - Why Cuba? Blame fate. In January, a friend told me she had just returned from Cuba on a Jewish humanitarian mission. In February, Mr. "I Don't Want to Be Just Your Friend" asked me if I wanted to go to Cuba with him. Two weeks later, I received a letter about a Catholic humanitarian effort to Cuba. Those three mythological gals that compose "fate" were working overtime - I sent in the application to Bringing Hope Inc., of Miami. The trip required participants to bring at least 15 pounds of over-the-counter drugs and school supplies.