Monday, March 27, 2023
How this dog's death led to a bitter race for Wayne village president
Were it not for a dog named Ludwig, Eileen Phipps might be cruising unopposed to a seventh term as village president of Wayne. But her husband's killing of a neighbor's pet triggered a contentious race for Phipps' office and three trustee seats.
Islamic group marks Ramadan with food distribution to communities in needICNA Relief, a national domestic relief and faith-based group, has launched a Ramadan Food Box distribution across its network of more than 50 food pantries in 24 states, reaching more than 24,000 families.
Chronic stuffiness could be rhinitisQ: What causes nasal stuffiness when you don't have a cold or allergy? My nose sometimes gets stuffy when I lie down, then clears up when I stand. What can help when you have a stuffy nose?
How to manage the Callery pear treeIn the late 1940s, the postwar expansion of American suburbia has begun. Cookie-cutter homes on quiet, tree-lined streets become the norm. And the Callery pear, a nonnative tree species introduced from Asia in the early 1900s, was often chosen to line those streets.
Five topics parents and pediatricians discuss most oftenEvery stage of a child's life brings new questions and concerns for parents and caregivers. We're here to share some of the topics we routinely discuss during visits.
Make Passover dining plans now for less stress laterIt's not too early to start planning ahead for Passover. Here are some holiday dinners and specials we found at suburban restaurants.
Why some suburban communities are holding off on mowing until Mother's DayOrganizers say a spring lawn that grows longer and lets flowers bloom provides habitat, nectar and pollen for pollinators like native butterflies and bees. That habitat also can shelter for other insects that might otherwise flee or fall to harm under a mower's blades, providing food for migrating birds.
New to streaming this week: 'Rye Lane,' 'Tetris,' 'Riverdale' and ChlöeSundance Film Festival breakout rom-com "Rye Lane" cozies up to Hulu Friday, March 31; "Riverdale" heads into its final season on the CW; and MLB The Show 23 steps up to the plate Tuesday on Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
These healthy habits might also lead to a happier lifeIs the secret to happiness a warm puppy? A good marriage? A rewarding career? Or something else entirely? Happiness means different things to different people, but a growing body of research suggests keeping a smile on your face may help add years to your life.
Cooking, other productive activities can be a diversion from griefAfter Baheej died, I discovered cooking is a great diversion from grief. A diversion is not denial. Activities that are positive, interesting or productive to do, as I've mentioned before, can be a break from being sad.
'There is something magical about carousels': Volunteer meticulously restores Lambs Farm horsesThere's something magical about carousels, says volunteer David Hamel, who spent 18 months meticulously repairing and painting the "jumping" horses on the carousel at Lambs Farm.
Kayla's Hope Foundation aims to eliminate stigma surrounding mental healthIn 2017, Kayla Lehmann of St. Charles was diagnosed with severe depression. Even though she had the support of her family and friends, Kayla struggled with reaching out for help. Her parents started Kayla's Hope Foundation in honor of their daughter to make sure other people fighting depression know there is help available -- and always hope.
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