On Your Table: Savoring the last of summer, preserving your tomatoes

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent , The Times Tomato jam is a wonderful way of making summer tomatoes last longer. If you’re like me you’ve been pampering garden tomatoes all summer, and guess what, now they’re all coming to harvest. What to do? I love to eat them like apples with a little salt sprinkled on. But really – what can one do to preserve this bountiful harvest? Here’s...

If it sounds too good to be true….

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Spend time on Facebook or any other website for that matter and you will see advertisements for do-it-yourself dentistry. Just today I was solicited for mail-order orthodontics and do-it-yourself veneers. No dentist needed.  These might seem like a great way to save money and get a nicer smile – but there are plenty of pitfalls. Some of...

NY Fashion Week in review

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times A HUGE perk of working for Social Stylate (a full service creative marketing boutique, click here for more information : www.socialstylate.com) is being to attend some of the shows during New York Fashion Week. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, NYFW is basically a fashionista’s World Series/US Open/Kentucky Derby/SuperBowl all rolled into seven...

A Super Six to celebrate September

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Alright PSL lovers (Pumpkin Spiced Lattes for all of you who refuse to pay $6 for a signature Starbucks coffee) it’s the month you’ve been waiting for! September is here in all its glory. I hope that you are heading to the 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival today to soak up some small town fun. I am actually in NYC at Fashion Week and I can’t wait to...

Four easy ways to improve your relationship with your man

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times I’ve often wondered why it is that much research has revealed the sad truth about most traditional relationship counseling…over 75% of couples who go for counseling together, end up divorcing or ending their relationship. I felt it to be true, even with my own experiences in the past, and when I did some more digging, I found some solid evidence. Dr. Steven...

Don’t Retire, Refire: What kind of life do you want?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Is that a “loaded” question? Is there an age limit on asking this question? At what point is it too late in life to ask such a question? There may be some who would think that, if there life isn’t what they hoped it would be or what they wanted it to be, there’s no point in trying anymore. Would that decision be dependent on how old we are? Young...

Lending a hand for victims of Harvey

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey is overwhelming. When faced with a crisis of epic proportions, it is easy to feel paralyzed by the work that lies ahead. How can we help when we are hundreds of miles away? Unless we have a personal connection, the level of aid we can provide is limited to making a donation of supplies or a monetary contribution....

On Your Table: Tomatoes are the bright star in your summer salad

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Tomato Salad with Cucumbers and Shiraz Dressing Tomato season is upon us and that means we’re about to see our favorite fruit in a whole plethora of shades, shapes and sizes. Sure, these days you can find tomatoes at the grocery store year round. But those perfectly round, usually bland, tomatoes have been genetically modified over the years...

Shopping in an age of instant gratification

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The art of shopping has changed, changed, changed, my friends. Most say for the better, but I’m not convinced. It all seems too easy. There’s no “thrill of the hunt” anymore. Remember when we were kids and you waited, ever so patiently, for your mom to take you for Back to School clothes and how, if you went too late, the store would probably be...

A dental hygiene visit – It’s not just a cleaning

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times It’s easy to think that the regular twice yearly visit with the dental hygienist is just a cleaning.   We sometimes forget to share all the things that are occurring during that regular appointment. This visit, the most important aspect of preventive dentistry, is a complete inspection of the oral cavity. I decided to share just some...