Dress up your at-home dinner with these simple, pretty recipes

Anything can be a fancy meal if you say it is. A humble grilled cheese served on your favorite plate (is it just me or does everyone have a special one?) can turn ho-hum into at-home-upscale.That said, if you’ve missed the experience of dressing up and going out, go ahead and pull out your fancier…

Tree of the week: ‘Our olive tree is very expressive. It tells you when...

Tree of the weekTrees and forests In a weekly series, readers tell us about their favourite trees. This week: an olive in a small Californian orchard ‘You get a boost from the oxygen the trees are exhaling’ ... John and Shannon Copeland’s olive tree. Photograph: John CopelandEvery morning John Copeland gets up early to watch…

Doula Digest: What Does A Doula Do?

By: Noami Starsiak When I started this column I gave a brief picture of what a doula is, today I want to broaden that picture to look at the two categories of doulas - birth...

All manner of holiday yard decorations sprout up as people are stuck at home

Holiday yard decorations sprout up during coronavirus isolation - The Washington PostsearchmenumenuWashington Post LogoprofileprofilehomeshareShare on FacebookEmail this linkShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare on LinkedIncommentWashington Post Logoarrow-rightcomment We noticed you’re blocking ads!Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker. Or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to real news you can count on.Try 1…

Utica Dollars for Scholars awards more than 70 scholarships to area students

Utica Dollars for Scholars presented 78 scholarships to students at their ceremony last week at First Presbyterian Church in Utica, N.Y. These awards were first year awards to students currently in high school. An additional...

Make-A-Wish® Central New York Encourages Donations of Airline Miles to Grant Wishes

Airline Miles Help Oneida County Wish Kid Travel to Wish Destination Most of us have seen or heard of a wish come true – whether it’s a five-year-old boy rescuing a city as his...

Protests have long been a powerful way to bring about change

The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior and his wife, Coretta Scott King, lead marchers to the Alabama state cAPitol March 25, 1965. Thousands of civil rights marchers joined in a five-day walk from Selma to Montgomery to demand voter rights for blacks. The effort helped bring about the Voting Rights Act. (AP)For more than a…

Carolyn Hax: Responding to Mom’s passive-aggressive barbs

(Nick Galifianakis/for The Washington Post)Dear Carolyn: Because of difficult childhood experiences, my mom has unhealthy and hurtful communication patterns — mainly a tendency to avoid direct communication and instead use mean, passive-aggressive comments or totally avoid an issue. She passed those patterns down to me. Through therapy and with the support of an incredible spouse,…

City of Utica Great American Cleanup!

April 22, 2017 – Rain Date – Saturday, April 29, 2017, as the primary dates.  We will work with groups for cleanups at other times as well if they are not available on these...

Attorney General James’ Statement on Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Filing

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement following Purdue Pharma’s announcement to file for bankruptcy: “It shouldn’t come as a shock that Purdue’s bankruptcy filing comes just 48 hours after...
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