BALTIMORE — Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
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Tablets, computers and e-readers provide a convenient way to read the news, but a good, old fashioned, printed newspaper offers a wonderful resource for all sorts of recycled creations.
Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days.
A few weeks ago I bought a new set of sheets. Now I can’t bring myself to get rid of the bag.
Rodents are a lot like us; they want a nice warm, dry place to live.
When Morgan Spenla in San Diego was done looking at a dark hole in her white brick fireplace — a fireplace that didn’t work — she decided it was time for a do-over.
Dear Abby: My son is almost 3. He is the light of my life. I love him more than I can describe, but sometimes I can’t handle his energy. We carefully monitor how much sugar he eats and we are sure his diet is not what’s causing the problem. Mostly I think he is just a rowdy little boy.
D ear Abby: What can I do about a child I see in an automobile who is hanging out the window when she passes my house? The child is around 4 years old.
In the early 1900s through the 1920s, Grays Harbor was one of the world’s busiest seaports. Longshoremen werer kept busy loading lumber for shipment around the world — shipments that would go nowhere without the pilot tugs that guided the schooners and steamers across the bar at the mouth of Grays Harbor. Of the dozens of tugs that worked the Harbor, one of the most storied was the John Cudahy .
Hoquiam’s Mayor Jack Durney, a longtime insurance broker, has a unique point of view on how changing flood insurance rates might affect our community.
I know a lot about Alzheimer’s and dementia because I’m very smart — just ask me, and I’ll be glad to tell you how smart I am.
Ask Ben Winkelman what he does, and he’ll tell you, “I do a little bit of everything.”
The gray brick buildings, leaning slightly with boarded up windows shut like weary eyes, look just as tired and dirty as many of the beggars, prostitutes and workers who walk the streets. The brightly colored clothes of the rich stand in stark contrast to the drab skies that peek out between the farthest peaked roofs.
Dear Abby: As a child, I was sexually, physically and mentally abused. As an adult, I suffered several miscarriages and two of my children died as infants. I have two living children, ages 9 and 16. It should be no surprise that I turned to food for comfort; I ate myself to a whopping 420 pounds.