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  • Apr 22, 2015, 2:35 pm By LOCAL
    Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors. Led by the Midwest,…

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    How kids change everything: Getting ready for a big night out

    by Laurie Nigro | Apr 26, 2015, 7:52 am
    Pre-kids, getting ready for a gala event was an event unto itself: shopping, primping to music, applying makeup. Post kids, you’re searching for the other shoe under the bed while a dog nibbles at your hair clip 20 minutes before you have to leave and you still haven’t fed the kids.
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    God’s creative love is seen in our furry friends

    by Eileen Benthal | Apr 26, 2015, 6:47 am
    Having service dogs in the family can teach us many valuable lessons about loyalty, love and life.
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    Ready for the summer zucchini blitz?

    by Kayleigh Van Vliet Baig | Apr 25, 2015, 6:33 am
    This week, Kayleigh shares a family favorite recipe for the incredibly versatile summer zucchini.
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    While Mom’s away: Why does all hell have to break loose — always?

    by Laurie Nigro | Apr 19, 2015, 8:03 am
    You come home to harrowing tales of parenting, dad-style: the rock-climbing excursion where a child nearly fell to his death in Central Park, the kayak trip where the same child was, momentarily, misplaced and, more than once, broken bones. Then, of course, there’s the mess.
  • An exhausted firefighter rests his head outside a home damaged in the Manorville wildfire in April 2012. File photo: Peter Blasl

    Opinion: Disaster lurks in Flanders pine barrens while politicians do nothing

    by Denise Civiletti | Apr 18, 2015, 10:01 am
    When tragedy strikes in the Flanders pine barrens, grim-faced politicians will posture in front of TV cameras and create more special commissions to study the problem — but in fact, they are the problem. Opinion column by Denise Civiletti
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    Celebrating spring in the kitchen with peas

    by Kayleigh Van Vliet Baig | Apr 18, 2015, 4:59 am
    Kayleigh celebrates spring in the garden and in the kitchen with a recipe for a garden pea frittata with fresh mint and crème fraîche.