Snowshoeing: A different tack for tackling the trail

By Adam Rowan Don’t despair when shifting weather leaves your favorite stomping ground full of snow. The millennia-old practice of snowshoeing can turn any fair-weather trail into a scenic winter walk perfect for the whole family. Here’s a look at what...

Adventures in (finding) Babysitting

Happy Holiday Child Care Begins at Home By Jolie Breeden Whether it’s holiday shopping, wrapping presents, or preparing for parties and feasts, ‘tis the season for having hands full—and that can leave harried moms and dads searching for an hour or two of child care....

What’s in a Glass?

By Misty Kaiser With wine, as with beer, there are almost as many types of stemware as there are varietals. Different shapes are intended to enhance a particular characteristic of a specific wine, champagne notwithstanding. There are three basic types of stemware used...

A Crash Course in Sparkling Wine

By Adam Martin For those of us who are not wine enthusiasts, the prospect of selecting sparkling wine for a holiday gathering can be intimidating. How do you know the difference between a “good one” and a “bad one”? Do specific types go with certain...

Dress Code Optional?

By Misty Kaiser On the whole, society has taken dress code down a notch. Or a few notches, upon second thought. Events are just more relaxed than they used to be. While that seems like a good thing on the surface, it can lead to some deep seated confusion and...