ALL OF US ARE PROBABLY GUILTY, AT ONE time or another, of using the internet as a way to mentally decompress after a stressful day. Some of us rely on it more than others. But as much as I love frisky felines and charismatic canines, there are only so many videos I can watch of cats playing keyboards or French bulldogs riding skateboards, with or without sunglasses. Through luck, chance, serendipity — and some fortunate web surfing— I've found some YouTube video series that are more feast than junk food for the brain and soul. They're enormously entertaining and — dare I say it — also educational at times. Some take you behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera or show people practicing for Broadway musicals; others share what music your favorite musicians…
Blakely seeking Fletcher Town Council seat to help with growth, bring 'fresh ideas'
FLETCHER — Preston Blakely said Friday he's seeking a seat on Fletcher Town Council to give back to the community that shaped who he is.
7 Questions To Ask On An Assisted Living Tour
7 top things to look for on your assisted living tour: Can you envision yourself or your loved one feeling comfortable living here? Do you have a warm feeling being in the community? Do the people look happy and engaged? Are residents socializing with other and engaged in programs or activities? Did you sample a meal? Does the community have all the latest safety features? Is the person giving the tour really listening to you? Is there anything about the assisted living community that makes it stand out from the others you visited?
The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women
As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. “We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to,” author Candace Bushnell says.
Homeworth bringing back Homecoming event
A Homeworth event that was started in 1932 is being resurrected this summer. From 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, area residents once again can take in the
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
Not fade away... how robots are preserving our old newspapers
In a Yorkshire outpost of the British Library, archivists using the latest conservation technology are digitising 300 years of newspapers – and that’s just for starters
Lancaster woman found dead in her vehicle from apparent suicide: police
A woman was found dead in her vehicle on Friday night in the parking lot of Giant in West Lampeter Township, according to police.
even in a tiny Bay Area garden [East Bay Times]
Jun. 19–If you have limited space, want to have manageable fruit trees or want to try something cool in the garden, try espalier. Espalier is the art of growing fruit trees — usually apples or pears — by training the branches to grow horizontally along cordons, much like those used
On Cape Cod, wary beachgoers learn to swim at their own risk
On a picturesque summer day, the ocean off Long Nook Beach proved too enticing, as dozens of people ventured into the water Thursday, even as several new shark sightings were reported near the scene of the attack.