Leisure & Lifestyle

Fri
28
Sep

Outer Banks offer lighthouses, horses, history

Imagining myself as the Wright Brothers on their historic flights, I lay across the wings of a metal model of their plane at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, on the sand dunes of North Carolina's Outer Banks during my vacation.

Fri
28
Sep

Prepare your home to withstand any weather

The weather these days seems to be more volatile than ever -- swinging from record-setting heat waves to deep freezes, seemingly from one day to the next.

Thu
27
Sep

Avoiding family business conflicts

There are 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the United States, according to Family Enterprise USA. These companies often unite family members behind a common purpose, but conflicts can arise when professional and personal lives overlap.

Wed
26
Sep

Talking to kids about smart money habits

It's back-to-school time when buying school supplies and clothes may make you feel like money is flying out of your wallet.

Wed
26
Sep

Reenacting the Civil War

When Ken Martens appears at the Mounds View and North St. Paul libraries Oct. 18 and 20 dressed in a Civil War uniform with authentically reproduced equipment and actual artifacts, he will show how the ordinary soldier from the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry lived and fought in 1862.

Wed
26
Sep

Reenacting the Civil War

When Ken Martens appears at the Mounds View and North St. Paul libraries Oct. 18 and 20 dressed in a Civil War uniform with authentically reproduced equipment and actual artifacts, he will show how the ordinary soldier from the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry lived and fought in 1862.

Tue
04
Sep

'Let's Go Fishing' takes seniors on water for first time -- or first in 100 years

As Trudie dipped a line into White Bear Lake on a pleasant, breezy August day, she marked a milestone very, very few of us will ever see.

It had been 100 years since she'd last been fishing.

Wed
29
Aug

History of Civil War still haunts us

The Civil War may have happened 150 years ago but its aftermath is still being felt today with the election of an African American president, the new voter ID laws, and the racial overtones in the Trayvon Martin murder in Florida, says James B.

Wed
29
Aug

History of Civil War still haunts us

The Civil War may have happened 150 years ago but its aftermath is still being felt today with the election of an African American president, the new voter ID laws, and the racial overtones in the Trayvon Martin murder in Florida, says James B.

Wed
29
Aug

Books to read in the Making Sense of the Civil War series

They cover topics from the emancipation of all slaves to the reactions of women from both the North and the South.

"March" by Geraldine Brooks

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