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Domestic Violence: The Exit Plan

By Don Schweitzer As our society becomes more condemning of domestic violence, perpetrators of these crimes are paying greater consequences. During my days as a police officer in the 80s,…

Dorothy’s Place: A Mother’s Patience

By Dorothy Denne My friend Mavis shared some of her memories with me that I think, in retrospect, could be called funny. Many things that kids do are kind of…

Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: Muffin

Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: Muffin

Female Gray Tabby, Age 4 months Oh, dear! Can you help? Muffin’s BFF, Puffin, was just adopted, and now Muffin is all by her lonesome! She is a gorgeous girl–a…

Dorothy’s Place: That’s Gross

By Dorothy Denne Please tell me the heat wave is over. I’m so tired of being hot. I guess there is an upside to it, though. Since the drought has…

October College Search Guide: The Road to College

By May S. Ruiz As we settle into cooler temperatures and look forward to fall holidays, so should your children be getting into the rhythm of school life and activities.…

Five Financial Tips for Stay-at-Home Parents

Putting your career on hold to be a stay-at-home parent can be rewarding, but this decision may come with significant lifestyle and financial changes. It’s important to review your family’s…

Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: Ophelia

Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: Ophelia

Female Kitten, Age 2 months Ophelia is a beautiful, big-eyed kitten who loves attention and doesn’t want to be alone for long. She is calm, and would do well in…

Dorothy’s Place: Had at It Twice

By Dorothy Denne If you read last week’s column you may remember that I ended it with “Have at it and enjoy.” I was referring to the movie A Walk…

Seek & Destroy: FAQs on Divorce, Revenge Porn, and Social Media Slamming

By Don Schweitzer Nosey friends who are snooping to get the latest gossip aren’t the only concern divorcees have to worry about in these modern times. Social media slamming and…

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Elvis & Priscilla

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Elvis & Priscilla

Siblings, Age 2 These two beauties are a great pair to adopt! They are brother and sister, born 4/2013. Elvis is sleek and shiny, with medium hair. He is very sweet…