Cowboys’ season becoming interesting

By David Mullen After a frustrating opening to the 2018 NFL season for the Dallas Cowboys, who would have thought two of the most interesting — and often abrasive — personalities in professional football would have gotten together to help immediately improve the Cowboys and make them playoff contenders?  In October, Jerry Jones and Jon […]

Does Alexa do windows?

Does Alexa do windows?

By Nancy Black It’s really not their fault. They are a product of their upbringing. But it was a harsh reality shocker in my life this past week when I found out my youngest child did not know how to use a vacuum cleaner. Granted, said teenager grew up in my elderly mother’s home, which […]

To infinity, and beyond!

By Nancy Black I don’t know about Buzz Lightyear, but I was pretty darn excited when I saw the InSight Mars Lander touch down on the red planet this past week. But what was even more fun for me to see were the NASA scientists celebrating. By this time next week, I predict that the […]

Traditions transpiring

By Nancy Black   Now is the time of year I do three things: start freaking out about the holidays; pull out all our hats, coats and gloves; and head to a German bakery for Advent calendars. (I know I can find them elsewhere, but it just puts me in a festive spirit to walk […]

‘The Haunting at Hill House’ better than a movie night

By Chic DiCiccio At one point in one of the 10 episodes of “The Haunting of Hill House,” simultaneous shrieks reverberated off the walls of this house. It was a jump scare so unexpected and jarring that you’ll easily glaze over and forget that it interrupted some truly gut-wrenching, smart dialogue. It is so damn […]

Curse you, Red Baron!

Curse you, Red Baron!

By Nancy Black I’m blaming Snoopy. Yes, Snoopy, the beloved dog from the “Peanuts” comic strip. Curse him! If I hadn’t grown up watching Snoopy interact with Charlie Brown and his friends, I wouldn’t be the softy (read: sucker) for animals that I am now. I’m not sure if it’s me or my van, but […]

On your mark, get set, bake!

By Amity Thomas Good Local Markets hosts the tenth annual “Battle of the Pies” at the White Rock Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon (9150 Garland Road). Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to join in the fun of competing for a special award for best youth bakers under 16. All pies […]

Local Traveler feels right at home

Local Traveler feels right at home

By Sara Newberry Local Traveler is the new restaurant from the team behind The Lot and the chef from the late and lamented On the Lamb. They have endeavored to create a sophisticated experience without pretense, and in a lot of ways they have succeeded. The menu is definitely chef-driven, but nothing is too intimidating […]

Things are not what they seem

By Nancy Black I knew the moment I looked into my rear-view mirror something was amiss. From my point of view, I was witnessing an obnoxious-looking Jeep — you know, one of those big ones with strobe lights on top, an open cab and huge, over-sized tires? — speeding up behind me on Peavy Road, […]

Frankenstein attacked by cyber bullies

Frankenstein attacked by cyber bullies

By Jane Shouse Score one for the cyber bullies. The Frankenstein dummy has come down. As they have every year for the past 35 plus, my neighbors (let’s call them the Smiths) have hung a dummy over their driveway at Halloween. Its head is a Frankenstein mask; the feet are white socks, and it has […]

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