Earth Talk: Grizzly Bears

Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to safeguard grizzly bears now? I heard that their numbers are dwindling and they could vanish from the Lower 48 if we don’t protect…

Citrus Adds Flavor to These Valentine Sugar Cookies

By Janet Tharpe Add a zing to your Valentine’s Day with Malinda Coletta’s citrusy-sweet Valentine Sugar Cookies! We used orange zest in our test batch and were thrilled with the…

Kitchen Diva/ A Mad “Dash” to a Healthy Diet

By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow Since the beginning of mass media and modern food production, there have been “fad” diets — recipes and meal plans to help you…

Walnut Chocolate-Chip Crumb Cake

By Healthy Exchanges This is a case of having your cake and eating it, too. One bite of this delightful treat and you’ll be singing the praises of “common folk”…

Cast-Iron Bank

Q: I have inherited a cast-iron bank from the Victorian era. It is the Little Red Riding Hood bank. What can you tell me about it, and how much do…

New York City Blizzard

BY AMANDA MOSES On Monday of this past week, the National Weather Service’s meteorologists predicted a winter storm of epic proportions would hit the northeast coast of the United States…

Intergenerational Holiday Fun

BY AMANDA MOSES During JASA Starrett Senior Center’s annual winter holiday party, members were treated with a guest appearance by the students from the Starrett City Early Learning Center (ELC)….

NYC Comptroller Answers Questions From the Spring Creek Sun

A MESSAGE FROM COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER: I am looking forward to meeting with residents of Starrett City/Spring Creek Towers at a Town Hall on Wednesday, February 11. Please join…

2014 Year in Review: July to December

July Spring Creek Towers, The Community That Keeps On Giving BY AGNES E. GREEN Make no mistake about it, Spring Creek Towers (SCT) has residents who genuinely care about people…

Teens Have Q&A With Actor Damien Leake

BY AMANDA MOSES Last week, members of Spring Creek Teen Central enjoyed their Friday night watching the film, “The Great Debaters.” Directed by Denzel Washington, the film is based on…

Trouble Over At Cash Money Records: Tyga Album Delayed Again

BY DONOVAN MOORE Rapper Tyga is having issues with his label Cash Money Records, which is housed under Republic Records (formerly Universal Republic Records), a division of Universal Music Group….

“American Sniper,” A Graphic Portrayal

By George Gaffney I am having a very difficult time writing a review of this film, “American Sniper.”  The film tells the fact based story of Chris Kyle, the Navy…

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Reviewed by Ealish Waddell  For generations, the horned boy has lain in his glass coffin deep in the woods outside Fairfold. The townspeople party around him and tourists come to…

Resident Evil: Returning to the Birthplace of Horror

By Dean Moses These days horror video games can be a rare commodity. Most of the well-known titles, such as Dead Space and Silent hill, have been turned into more…

Help College-Age Children Manage their Finances Better

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one’s life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy — college. But good money management during…