On Your Table: Nothing says ‘Fall’ like apple pie

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Nothing beats a great apple pie this time of year Being a Midwest girl from Northeast Ohio I am particularly drawn to apples.  Remember Johnny Appleseed?  When we were kids my father took us and our bag of dropped apples to a cider mill nearby where our apples were popped in a bin with everyone else’s and we certainly enjoyed that pungent...

October SuperSix: time to dive into fall

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The weather is finally cooperating just in time for my October edition of the Super Six! After that recent stretch of temps in the high 80’s I was beginning to think that fall would never arrive. Maybe it has to do with fond childhood memories of back to school shopping or perhaps it’s the close proximity of the holidays, but I am in the mood for some...

Age is just a number

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Of course, as a self-proclaimed fashionista, I watched the Emmy Awards last weekend. Well, that’s not exactly true. I focused my efforts primarily on the red carpet footage (which is what matters, in my book). Honestly,  I had barely seen a quarter of the shows vying for accolades. It’s 99% about the couture for me. The dress (or tux), hair, make-up,...

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....