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Teachers, students and families busy prepping for the year ahead all know that having the right supplies in and out of the classroom can help pave the way for a successful back-to-school season. With that in mind, consider these ideas to hit the ground running:

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Look no further for a fun no fuss idea for Summer Sunday dinner. Hamburger Bar, Ice Cream Bar, and a S’mores dessert,will put a smile on anyone’s face. It is a great last minute fix for a crowd young and old. The kids will enjoy all of the assorted toppings and colors of how each bite taste …

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While most of us do everything we can to protect our children from harm, records show that in the U.S. some 2,000 children 14 and younger succumb to preventable injuries in the home caused by burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking or poisoning. That's why it's important to st…

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It’s that time of year again, travel ready goodies to take on your long weekend trip.

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Put away your librettos and Cliffs Notes, for Elton John and Tim Rice have transposed one of the greatest Italian operas, Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, into a love story the general public can understand.

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There's nothing better on a hot summer day than kicking back and relaxing with a cold, tasty and refreshing beverage - and there are so many great options to choose from. But why not add a little excitement to your summer by choosing something to drink that's fun and colorful, super healthy …

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Each month in “What’s in Season,” I try to feature a well-known, readily available specimen, as well as something a little more unusual. This month is no exception.

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The Cheeca Lodge & Spa has introduced a new employee perk –Farmer’s Market.  This new employee benefit offers items such as fresh produce and other essential food items --- rice, beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, etc. --- to Cheeca team members at no cost.  Companies like Adobe, Progres…

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In a recent evidence-based guidance statement published in “Annals of Internal Medicine,” the American College of Physicians (ACP) – an organization representing internal medicine physicians – says that average-risk women with no symptoms and who are between the ages of 50 and 74 should unde…

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We celebrate the 4th of July to commemorate our Declaration of Independence.

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The Seminole Theatre Players have announced their plans for more upcoming Broadway-style musicals this summer with the productions of Tim Rice & Elton John’s Aida and the Disney classic The Little Mermaid. The Players’ shows have become audience favorites locally and turned into the larg…

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Summer is here!  Schools  out, lazy days at the beach, sleeping in, and Summer desserts at Grandmas house. Kick off this wonderful time of year with these simple make ahead recipes. Banana pudding is an all time Summer favorite that is mostly prepared and served in a casserole dish, but I en…

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Summer can be all too fleeting, but one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of the season is by enjoying the generous harvest of fruits and vegetables it brings.

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Looking for a vacation that's fun and meaningful? Wish you had more time to volunteer in a way that really makes a difference? There's a simple solution: Plan your next vacation around a great volunteer opportunity.

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This time it was off to California before the whole area becomes the first “Safe State.” Started with a visit to our son Philip, in Santa Clare, a.k.a. Silicon Valley where we stayed several nights. Wow, his two bedroom, two bath unit, with almost the exact layout as his former apartment in …

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Nothing better on these hot Summer days than a cool, colorful Shrimp Salad to serve yourself or your guests. Getting us out of the hot kitchen so we have time for fun and friends is what most of us try to do. Fresh,eye appealing dishes to serve that are easy and delicious are the answer to l…

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Whether you’re taking a staycation or just looking for some fun in the sun near home, check out these ideas for creating instant summer vibes:

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With Summertime here we are all looking for a cool lite delicious dessert to serve. Refreshing and easy recipes are the way we would like to start the warm summer months when we think of desserts. These recipes for Summer will ensure your cookouts or party will end on a sweet note. With simp…

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There are always ways to improve the gardening experience and the results with innovative techniques, approaches and products. From choosing eco-friendly plant food to updating the containers used for planting, here are a few tips gardeners can use to up their gardening game no matter what o…

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When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. America's Original Superfruit(R), the cranberry, is just the thing - a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice…

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In his distinguished career, actor Ted Danson has played many iconic roles, including a cantankerous but caring doctor. In real life, the 70-year-old says good relationships with health care providers are critical for healthy aging.

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The expanded variety of health and options available today can be confusing for consumers who are trying to learn all they can to make the most informed, healthy choices for themselves and their families.

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Memorial Day is our federal holiday that is celebrated to honor the men and women who have died serving our military. It is a day to memorialize those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of Summer and the season for grilling a…

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Summertime brings lots of picnics, barbecues and pool parties, along with tasty treats everyone loves to share. Want to make yummy desserts your friends will rave about, but with your own unique twist?

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With technology evolving at such a rapid pace, some business owners are left digitally disoriented as they try to figure out which of the latest innovations they need to invest in and what they can ignore.

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From car loans to student loans, credit card balances and other revolving debt, U.S. consumer debt is higher today than ever before. Indeed, that figure now exceeds $4 trillion for the first time, according to CNBC.com 2019 estimates. To reduce and eliminate your own debt, consider:

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When we think of our graduation student we think of pride and a deep sense of accomplishments. It’s a new beginning for them for careers, furthering their education, and happiness in their life. After the ceremony why not get together with family and friends to celebrate your graduate with l…

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“Riders Up” count down to The Kentucky Derby is on as we celebrate the Run for the Roses with a taste of Derby delights. During the most exciting two minutes in sports, race enthusiasts enjoy traditional Southern fare as well as their Mint Julep drinks.

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The two-letter word “no” may be small yet powerful. It can show authority or create conflict. Take a moment to think about it. Remember grocery shopping with small kids as you entered the “Aisle of Temptation” lined with candy and toys just before you reached the check out counter? We all ex…

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Springtime leans toward lite fresh foods that are not only healthy for us but simple and easy to prepare. I love Lemon recipes in the Spring. A squeeze of lemon on foods is as good as a dash of salt to bring out the flavor of just about any recipe. Acidity of the lemon cuts greasiness and he…

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If you are thinking about getting ready for Easter holiday Brunch, these easy, crowd pleasing recipes will give you a quick start on the Holiday season.