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Ask Eric Akis: Garden herbs add zest to meats

Ask Eric Akis: Garden herbs add zest to meats

Dear Eric: With spring herbs growing in the garden, I would like to know the best way to use them with chicken, beef, pork, etc.

How to celebrate Father’s Day as a co-parent

While I was chatting with another divorced mother recently, the conversation of Father’s Day came up. “Are you going to get your ex a present that would be from your son?” she asked. “I’m not sure,” I said.
Around Town: A taste of springtime in Paris at symphony fundraiser

Around Town: A taste of springtime in Paris at symphony fundraiser

What’s not to love about Paris in the springtime? Printemps à Paris was the next best thing to being in the world’s most romantic city.
Sports-field signs urge parents to ease off

Sports-field signs urge parents to ease off

CHICAGO — When a friendly game of T-ball descends into name-calling and fight-picking — and that’s just the parents — one Buffalo Grove, Ill., park is offering a little “self-check.

Global Voices: Honouring a father of peace and reconciliation

We all have our addictions, and for Marc it’s rugby. So when the opportunity arose to attend the 1995 Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-year-old Marc and his friends scrimped and saved to make the trip.
Summer is a fine time for kids to practise walking to school safely

Summer is a fine time for kids to practise walking to school safely

AKRON, Ohio — You’re five years old, weigh about 50 pounds and have to jump to see over the hood of an SUV. It’s time to step off a curb on your way to school and it’s just a bit scary.
Family 411: Kidsport offers a sporting chance for young people

Family 411: Kidsport offers a sporting chance for young people

Single mom Melanie Matherly first agreed to allow her then-12-year-old son to play hockey as a bargaining chip: Behave, do well in school and promise to stick with it.
Ollie does the crime, Adrian serves the time

Ollie does the crime, Adrian serves the time

What if our pets were charged with their crimes, just like human beings are? Surely, many of them would be behind bars. During out-of-town trips, we leave our dog, Ollie the Pug, with a dog-sitter.
Builders on both coasts use ancient cob method

Builders on both coasts use ancient cob method

Living in a cob house isn’t something homeowners do to blend with the neighbourhood, and Patrick Hennebery knows this firsthand. He lived in a cob house on Mayne Island for 10 years.
Reena Nerbas: Ball-peen hammer functions; uses for leftover cereal

Reena Nerbas: Ball-peen hammer functions; uses for leftover cereal

Dear Reena: I would never ask anyone I know this embarrassing question and I’m not even using my real name! What is the purpose of the peen on a ball-peen hammer? Garry Dear Garry: Great question! The flat side of the hammer is used for striking surf