On Your Table: Gumbo is for Mardi Gras

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Mardi Gras, the New Orleans celebration of Fat Tuesday which is marked by eating, drinking and parading. The raucous event preceding the start of Lent will soon be upon us. Let’s face it, Mardi Gras is an excuse to party, or at least host friends over for a festive dinner. And gumbo in its many variations is at the heart of Mardi Gras celebrations. So...

A few fashion tips for the guys

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Last week’s article was a flashback to my amazing NY Fashion Week experience from 2015. I was thrilled to witness, first hand, the energy of a runway show. It was a revealing introduction as to how the inspiration of haute couture trickles down to the trends that end up in our favorite stores. Great fashion is NOT for “females only.” I think that...

Invest in your child’s future by caring for their teeth

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Let’s start from the beginning, that’s right great teeth start from great care of our kids. We have seen decades of dental disease declining in kids who receive routine preventive care and early intervention of dental problems. For most people taking our kids to the dentist twice a year is just want we do. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always...

A chance to find a special person love on Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My dear Readers, This is certainly the season of LOVE and as a Dating, Love and Life Strategist, I have never had a client that has inspired me more to help find the love and life one truly deserves. We all deserve love, and I feel so humbled and appreciative that I have been able to help hundreds of men and women find the love and life they’ve always dreamed...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day desserts

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times A little chocolate can go a long way to saying “I love you” to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day is upon us but don’t stress out. Making the day special can be as easy or as elaborate as you’d like to make it. Simple seems best as the clock is ticking down. And last minute dishes can be just as delightful...

NYC Fashion Week: just as magical as you’d think

My first time won’t be my last time at legendary fashion event “Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week”~ Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & The City Editor’s Note: Kelly is taking a well-deserved week off. We present a classic column from two years ago on New York Fashion Week. Look for a new column from...

Super Six: Galentine’s Day edition

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Galentine’s Day is right around the corner. February 14th (in case you’re confused). It’s the national holiday where women should be showered with gifts just because they are fabulous. Conveniently, it is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for my Super Six. So ladies, print out this article and thank me on the 15th. Here...

Don’t Retire, Refire: Facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s

By Gail Suplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times To my Readers, while my articles, up to now, have been focused on keeping well, staying sharp and getting excited about this next chapter in our lives, what if we have challenges that are keeping us from fulfilling our ReFirement desires. I am so excited to share with you information of an event in our neck of the woods that I feel you will very much appreciate...

The gifts that cancer gave me

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My Dear Readers, Well, I’ve been looking forward to writing to you all with good news…and of course, I was always having to prepare myself that that day may never come… However, miracles do happen every day, and I am one of them. I am in remission from my Ovarian Cancer!    Send article as PDF   

Chic and comfy? Yes, it’s possible

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Comfortable CAN be chic. Thanks to the endless options in the world of “athleisure” wear, being practical can also be fashionable. If you are anything like me, especially on the weekends, I have a list as long as my arm of things to get accomplished during the course of a day. As much as I love to look fancy, it can feel a bit silly to show up for...