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 how...

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 the...

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...

On Your Table: Tomatoes are the bright star in your summer salad

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Tomato Salad with Cucumbers and Shiraz Dressing Tomato season is upon us and that means we’re about to see our favorite fruit in a whole plethora of shades, shapes and sizes. Sure, these days you can find tomatoes at the grocery store year round. But those perfectly round, usually bland, tomatoes have been genetically modified over the years to...

A dental hygiene visit – It’s not just a cleaning

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times It’s easy to think that the regular twice yearly visit with the dental hygienist is just a cleaning.   We sometimes forget to share all the things that are occurring during that regular appointment. This visit, the most important aspect of preventive dentistry, is a complete inspection of the oral cavity. I decided to share just some of the...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Hello 65!

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Some of you may be approaching 65, some of you may be past 65, and some of you may be years away from 65. Wherever you are in relation to age 65, it’s a number that brings many emotions, good, bad or uncertain. For me, the first positive change I that comes to mind is Medicare. I have been waiting for this for a year! Being Self-Employed, I have paid for...

Online daters are wealthier and better educated

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Yes, I love research, data, and statistical analysis that prove my own theories. In fact, I’m quite arrogant at times when I’m convinced I’m right about something – especially when it comes to dating. As you all have read in my columns, I keep asserting the fact that there are many erudite men and women to be found on these online dating sites. Well, a...

On Your Table: Easy light summer dinners

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Couscous is so easy to make and all kinds of vegetables can be included or even store-bought meats It’s been so hot lately that I can’t think about cooking. Who wants to get involved with hot or baked dishes at such a time. Now’s the time for light and healthier dishes. And did I mention fast to prepare? These comprise all the right ingredients...

Men are also being scammed through online dating sites

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times What are online dating scammers and why is it such a serious threat to people who are truly searching for love? “Scammers” work alone or part of an overseas mob network to use love to strip you of your assets by gaining your trust and asking for money or getting enough information from you to pry open your bank account. The financial numbers are staggering. The...