September 26, 2014

Making the Best of A Trip to the Post Office

  Texting, tweeting, faxing and emailing have all made a major impact on how we exchange personal and business messages. The ease and convenience of these technologically driven means of…

Rosh Hashanah Ushers in the Year 5775

Yesterday was the first day of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah.  It is considered a high holiday, during which G-d weighs all of your good and bad deeds, and…

Inquiring Photographer: Did you live up to your New Year’s resolution?

Inquiring Photographer:  Nine months of the year are almost over, during that time did you live up to your New Year’s resolution? If not, why?   Desiree Gonzalez “I always…

Secret Revealed, Family Ties Strengthen

The emotionless therapist stared at me intently. My mother sat next to me, awkwardly staring at a painting hanging on the wall. With a sigh, the disinterested therapist asked me,…

Reports

September 20@4:28 p.m.  A pizza delivery person went into the Spring Creek Towers (SCT) Department of Public Safety (DPS) headquarters to report that he had been physically assaulted by his…

Court Permanently Shuts Down Fraudulent FTC Robocalls

A federal district court in New York has barred the operators of an illegal robocall scheme from falsely telling consumers they could obtain refunds from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

End of Summer Marks Perfect Time for Car Care

  Preventative maintenance now can help ensure worry-free driving this winter The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of the…

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College

(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking…

Vintage Neckties

Q: My grandpa was a traveling salesman throughout the 1930s and ’40s. He managed to accumulate more than 200 vintage neckties, and I inherited his collection a number of years…

Sun Spots: What’s Happening in and around our community for September

Tuesday, September 30 Tuesday, September 30 6p.m.: Optional Allusions Part II @ Cheri Restaurant: Art and dining are combined for this two part exhibit, also featuring photographs by John Pinderhughes…

Big Gaff @ The Movies: “No Good Deed” Defies Critics

I have mentioned that I am the prejudice movie reviewer. I will head for a theater with a notion of the worth of  the film I will see.  I might…

From the BookShelf “City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway Books)

Reviewed by Ealish Waddell “City of Stairs” takes place in a fascinating alternate Asia, a world where the mundane and the miraculous have struck an uneasy truce. For a thousand…

The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment – An IRS Overview

Starting January 2014, you and your family must either have health insurance coverage throughout the year, qualify for an exemption from coverage, or make a payment when you file your…

Recipes: Pierogies with Apples, Cabbage and Kielbasa

1 package (16.9 ounces) frozen potato-and-onion pierogies 2 large red apples such as Fuji or Gala, cut into 1/2-inch slices 2 tablespoons brown sugar 12 ounces light kielbasa, cut into…