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  • Semi-homemade pumpkin spice cake
    Semi-homemade pumpkin spice cake
    Pumpkins are at the peak of popularity in the fall. But thanks to canned pumpkin puree, recipes that call for pumpkin can be enjoyed year round. Making a semi-homemade pumpkin cake is super simple. The following recipe allows for variations...
  • Happy family
    Adults with children experience more joy, Gallop poll finds
    Adults who have children in the house report they smile and laugh a lot more than their childless counterparts, but this joy comes with a cost, increased stress. These are the findings of a Gallop poll released today. Slightly more than 84 percent...
  • School bus safety week
    School bus safety week
    National school bus safety week is from October 20-24. School bus safety is very important for students and drivers. It is sad to hear of many tragic or even any accident at all involving a school bus. Remembering a few safely tips can help ensure...
  • Karma Pub Ultimate BBQ Burger
    Go big with Karma Pub’s Ultimate BBQ Burger
    With the cooler temperatures hitting Chicago, diners are seeking heartier, comforting foods. Karma Pub is satisfying customers with its Ultimate BBQ Burger.For the burger connoisseur, the Ultimate BBQ Burger is a big bite of all American goodness....
  • Strawberry Ghosts, Halloween treats that don't scare
    Get boo-ed with strawberry ghosts for Halloween
    As Halloween draws near, kids get excited about the Halloween parties and celebrations. With these gatherings, families can get flabbergasted with candy consumption. From bowls of candy corn to candy bars, the large about of sugar can be...
  • Dora the Explorer Halloween event
    Celebrate Halloween with Dora the Explorer at Westfield Fox Valley
    Halloween celebrations start early at Westfield Fox Valley. On Thursday, October 23, Westfield Fox Valley will host a Halloween celebration with Dora and Friends. This free event is perfect for all the Dora fans.From 2 pm till 5 pm, the Halloween...
  • Have a seat, God will be with you in a minute
    Have a seat, God will be with you in a minute
    Thomas Edison died on this day in 1931. His last words were, “It’s very beautiful over there.” (Maybe it was all lit up.)Edison was always seeing visions. One that didn’t reflect very brightly on him involved the invention...
  • Cirque du Soleil performances of 'Dralion' come to Charlottesville
    Cirque du Soleil performances of 'Dralion' come to Charlottesville
    You may not see lions, tigers and elephants when Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion" comes to John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. on Oct. 22-26, 2014. Instead, you'll find excitement, action and artistry the entire family will...
  • The Woodlands kicks off Halloween with Trick or Treat Trails
    The Woodlands kicks off Halloween with Trick or Treat Trails
    Ghosts and goblins, princesses and pirates of all ages are invited to visit Trick to Treat Trails in The Woodlands for a spooctacular good time.Presented by Texas Children's Hospital this marks the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail, presented by...
  • Mayor Annise Parker of Houston
    Politics or religion in the pulpit? Mayor demands sermon notes from pastors
    Openly gay/lesbian mayor Mayor Annise Parker in Houston, Texas demands pastors to release their sermon notes and any associated written or recorded material dealing with homosexuality.In June of this year, she was elated at the passing of an...
  • Baby Wipes
    Sam's Club removes baby wipes from shelves
    Though not officially recalled by the FDA, Sam's Club pulled all packages of its Simply Right brand baby wipes from store shelves nationwide and made them unavailable for purchase through their website this week.According to a letter sent to...
  • Ebola infection quickly hits the news
    Talking to teens about Ebola: Ensuring adolescent angst doesn't go unchecked
    We live in a world in which we are pretty plugged in whether we would like to be or not. Teens today cannot avoid the masses of information that comes their way on a daily basis. Even if your teen lacks a smart phone or a laptop, rest assured he...
  • National chocolate cupcake day in October
    National chocolate cupcake day in October
    October 18 is national chocolate cupcake day. Cupcakes are wonderful and delightful treats found in bakeries, made at home, and birthday parties everyday! They have tasty icing to top it off.Cupcakes first started in our country during the 19th...
  • Festivals and fun in Central Virginia for Oct. 17-19 weekend
    Festivals and fun in Central Virginia for Oct. 17-19 weekend
    There's plenty to keep Lynchburg area families busy this weekend. From fall festivals to spooky events, the third weekend in October is packed with excitement and fun.Visit the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid websiteto find information about local...
  • Thanksgiving hostess gifts
    Be a gracious guest, Thanksgiving hostess gifts that keep giving
    With the Thanksgiving holiday appearing on the horizon, family and friends start the planning for the extravagant meal. If you aren’t cooking the bird and the fixings this year, the role of the guest can be tricky. Since a good guest shouldn...