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Stay Tuned column: Stylish psychology drama in crime thriller ‘We Hunt Together’

The CW showcases a teenage social media star, romance and dogs are on tap for a Hallmark movie, a PBS detective returns and Showtime dives into psychological cop drama.Dispatches: Weekly TV newsNetflix has greenlit a series based on the highly successful “Splinter Cell” game franchise. “John Wick” screenwriter, Derek Kolstad, will executive produce the anime-style… … Read More

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The Mom Stop column: Emotional firsts, and lasts, part of parenthood

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****When my oldest daughter went to kindergarten in 2014, I was an emotional mess, as many parents are, with the idea that my children were growing up and I officially had a school-age child.I was brave and dry-faced as I walked my girl into her brightly colored classroom, helped her… … Read More

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Heffner column: The apps have it

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****I plead guilty to being of the pre-tech generation, so that may be the reason I had a hard time learning about apps for new mothers designed to make it easier during the first few months of sleepless nights and days spent cooped up at home. Of course, these days… … Read More

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Heffner column: The apps have it

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****I plead guilty to being of the pre-tech generation, so that may be the reason I had a hard time learning about apps for new mothers designed to make it easier during the first few months of sleepless nights and days spent cooped up at home. Of course, these days… … Read More

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Dear Monty column: Home seller upset as buyer refuses to share appraisal

Reader Question: Is the seller of a home privy to the home’s appraisal value for which the buyer paid? Does the agent representing the buyer have that information? Who is entitled to the information or can access it? Is the agent or his/her company in a position to assist the seller in obtaining the information… … Read More

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In the Garden column: Gardening for longevity

Choosing landscapes with quality features (patios, decks and fences) and plantings with ongoing interest and blooms makes complete sense for building long-lived gardens. Planting in mind with plants counted on to perform over a long time costs the owner and our planet less in the long run. Here are steps to achieve such a garden.Step… … Read More

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Looking Up column: Worlds to see on a summer night

Look to the southeast this weekend, as soon as it gets dark, for a look at other worlds.The huge ball of light shining in your face first commands your attention. This is hopefully not a streetlight, or someone shining a flash light at you. Ruling either of these out, what you are seeing is the… … Read More

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Looper column: What it means to be alive

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.***** The phrase “full of life” occasionally appears in print or is spoken in conversation. This or that person or, sometimes, this or that city, is said to be “full of life.” The phrase is found in many languages. German communicates it in a single word: Lebensfülle. What does it… … Read More

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Play Life, Live Games column: Xbox showcase falters in delivering wow moments

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****For months, Microsoft has been building hype for its upcoming Xbox Series X by saying things like it’s the most powerful gaming console ever created.While on paper it may be true that the Xbox Series X is more powerful than the PlayStation 5, the games they showed off at last… … Read More

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DeWitt column: The Cucumber Patch Kid

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Sometime back in the early 1970s, when the drugs and the love were free, my parents decided to conceive me in a cucumber patch.Well, perhaps I should clarify that statement a bit. I don’t think I was actually conceived in a cucumber field that steamy summer. The man that would… … Read More