Riding the storm out

Here she comes, ready or not. Judging from the empty bread and water racks in area supermarkets, and at one gas station, out-of-order pumps, I’d say most people are saying, “Bring it on.” Most news reports are saying that Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm...

Happy hauntings, but stay safe

As we partake in the fun and frolic of Halloween, it’s important to remember safety first. If your neighborhood is anything like mine on trick-or-treat night, which as in past years falls on Oct. 31, it will be hopping with youngsters in search of treats, but...

Hone those Halloween skills!

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is only about a week away. October has certainly flown by with a mix of warm and cold temperatures coupled with beautiful fall foliage. In the past week locally, that scenery has also seen some scary, funny, cute and wild...

Honey Boo Boo hype

Here they come: Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin, Chickadee and Chubbs (the kids). Oh yeah. Don’t forget Mamma and Sugar Bear (the parents). Welcome to the wildly popular TLC series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a spinoff from the network’s controversial...

Day of the Girl debuts

Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, or 10/11/12 (kinda neat, eh? Next one like that will be 11/12/13 next year!). I learned from some Facebook posts I saw early this morning that today is the first observance of International Day of the Girl. I had no idea such a day or...