Rick Canfield, the second-generation owner of Canfield's Sporting Goods, wants to ensure that the store enjoys continued success as an independent, family enterprise — so he sold the business to a former employee he almost fired.
Dear Annie: My husband and I are the youngest of our siblings, now all in our 50s with nearly grown children. Despite having the same opportunities, my husband and I are the only ones to have finished college, stayed married and kept the same jobs. As a result, we have a nice home, two cars and college tuition set aside for our kids, and can take...
I once wrote a not-so-very-good poem called “Picking Up After the Dead,” about the putting-in-order we feel compelled to do when a family member has passed on. In this poem Sherod Santos, who lives in Chicago, writes what I wished I could have written.
Boxing is king at CW Youth Center, which has produced many regional and national champions since the organization began in 1978. One of the center's former boxers even went up against Mike Tyson in 1982.
Dear Annie: Since childhood, my mother has told me she never wanted me. I now have two children of my own. At one point, I became homeless, and my parents took me in. But I became ill and needed major surgery. While recovering, my brother’s son came over often and would constantly pick on my sons. My parents did nothing.
Engaging leads, strong staging and a couple of emotional ballads make the Rose's production of “Narnia” more than watchable. Add a ballet-inspired featured dancer and strong design work on scenery, lighting and costumes, and a thumbs up is an easy call.
Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years, and he moved in six months ago. “John” is 25 years older than I am. He has always been supportive and helpful, but now he is displaying passive-aggressive behavior.
“Out of the Furnace” is one of those movies that put a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach within the first 15 minutes, then takes its main characters on a trajectory that keeps you worrying about them and squirming over the decisions they're making. The sky just keeps getting darker.
Question: My 5-year-old son is an only child whom I homeschool. He talks back, argues and generally wears me down. I need help getting to him to realize that no is no, that I mean what I say. I know I’m the problem. Help!