Hazel Dell Parade of Bands goes up, up and away with superhero theme for Saturday event
When it comes to defining a superhero, Batman and Superman certainly both fit the bill — but to many people, so do firefighters, nurses, soldiers, police officers and other first responders.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — It may have been the most anticipated package ever delivered to the Buffalo Zoo: an orphaned polar bear cub that arrived Wednesday from Alaska and will spend the summer with another cub born six months ago.
Businesses looking to squeeze every nickel out of a dollar might be able to cut waste and reduce the costs associated with lighting, heating and cooling for their buildings. According to Energy Star, lighting accounts for the largest share of their energy cost — 35 percent. Heating and cooling together fall into second place at 22 percent. Targeting these areas for efficiency improvements can reduce bottom-line facility costs.
From designer looks to DIY styles, mats an easy, affordable way to dress up dining table, trays, more
The place mat is a favorite at many dinner tables: The often-whimsical plastic version catches the slip of spaghetti from a youngster's fork, while a nice cotton place mat elevates the dining experience just a little without having to set down a whole tablecloth.
Every year there comes a point in time when we find ourselves juggling an endless list of garden chores. Mine seems to have come early this year. As the growing season kicks in, there's always the need to deadhead spent flowers, fertilize perennials and roses and fill gaps in planting borders with annual bedding plants.
I used to like the red hedges that grow so big along the back of my dad's place, but they are just a monster to work with. He called it Photinia fraseri and he said he liked them when they were small, but he wished someone would have told him how large they become before he bought 80 of them.
LOS ANGELES — In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie's body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as "Billy Bob."
Retiree plucks them from trees after they get stuck
Perched more than 30 feet high in a red maple tree, Tom Croley lowers a squirming canvas bag down a rope to the safety of Jake Bennett's arms.
37 white-tail deer adjust to new life at Ridgefield wildlife refuge
RIDGEFIELD — More than a month after an elaborate multi-agency operation moved some three dozen endangered Columbian white-tailed deer to protected habitat in Clark County, the animals are adapting to their new surroundings.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo — It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
DULUTH, Minn. — Two bald eagles locked together by their talons in a midair battle survived a crash landing onto a runway at a northeastern Minnesota airport.
LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
Pretzel bread elevates any sandwich after a brief baking soda bath
People say beauty is skin-deep like it's a bad thing.
Finally, seasonal vegetables other than winter greens and radishes! Besides asparagus, there's now green garlic and ramps — and soon enough there will be fresh shelling peas. After such a long windup, the sight of my favorite spring vegetable makes me want to break into song — and to break a few eggs. To me, nothing goes better with these young, tender, sometimes wild-foraged ingredients, so my preferred lunch or dinner when I've collected a bounty of them is a frittata.