LIFESTYLE

Game On!

Everybody loves bluebirds, right? What sort of heartless soul doesn’t thrill to catch a glimpse of these iridescent birds? So beautiful, in fact, that they inspire what we call the “Bluebird Wars.” Neighbor turns against neighbor. Daughters will sell out their mothers. Uncles are getting up at the crack of dawn to sneak outside and […]

ENTERTAINMENT

Stone Theatre Flashback Cinema – Classic Movies on the Big Screen

Redstone Theatres are hosting Flashback Cinema every Sunday and Wednesday. Feb 3 & 6 Oklahoma! (1955) G Feb 10 & 13 Casablanca (1943) PG Feb 17 & 20 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Feb 24 & 27 Forrest Gump (1994) PG-13 March 3 & 6 Moulin Rouge (2001) PG-13 Regular admission price applies. Please see the […]

REAL ESTATE

The Reality Behind Home Maintenance Costs

Meghan Streit ~ When you make your budget in retirement, you would never forget to include your main housing expenses, such as your mortgage, property taxes, and utilities. But do you have enough set aside to cover repairs and routine maintenance? If you’re like many homeowners, the answer is probably no. In fact, a 2018 […]

TRAVEL

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

By Bob Gloor ~ Established by the Norwegian government to facilitate travel along Norway’s long, jagged coastline, the Hurtigruten Cruise Line was founded in 1893 to sail along Norway’s western and northern coast between of the southern city Bergen and the northern city of Kirkenes, 1374 nm away (1600 miles). Hurtigruten ships sail almost the […]

MEDICAL

Benefits of Music Therapy for People with Dementia

by Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ Music therapy as a professional specialty didn’t come about until after World War II, when musicians visited veterans hospitals to entertain the patients who were dealing with physical and emotional trauma. Hospital staff noticed the significant positive responses by patients—both physically and mentally—and requested that the musicians be hired […]

FINANCE

How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?

What’s going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what’s behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10% from their recent record highs, […]