Smile, it’s a new year

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times In the last few days the extreme cold temperature of the northeast has frozen pipes, chilled the soul and made people with sensitive teeth frown. When even smiling in the cold is too much for the teeth it’s a real concern. So many times we are asked what can be done. This month I am going to go over some tips to help keep those winter smiles. It’s...

Local chefs make 2018 predictions; spoiler alert it’s all about local

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent , The Times Cooking and eating local will continue to be a top trend in 2018. Well, it’s that time of year, time for prognostication concerning foods we will or should hunger for in 2018.  The national associations and food producers have all weighed in on what’s hot for the coming year, along with what’s passé from 2017 – think main courses in...

Happy New year!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I hope that everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday break. For my family, it was a time filled with fun and (copious amounts of) food. It is always a little jarring to be thrust back into the reality that is January 2nd. Add some snow, frigid temperatures, and a 5am wake-up call from school to the mix and it’s enough to make us all want to go...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: What is your mission?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Happy New Year!  Does the New Year excite you?  Does it scare you?  Do you ask yourself, “What is my mission going to be?  What am I going to do, in the coming year, if anything, to improve my health, my relationships, my finances, my work, and/or any other aspect of my life?”    Send article as PDF    ...

Easy post-holiday buffet ideas

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times What was a glorious ham dinner on Christmas can be part of a tasty — and easy — post-holiday buffet later this week. Whew we made it! We survived the holiday onslaught, fed large numbers of people and generally were all-around heros in the kitchen. Now’s the time to take a break from all that stress and offer laid back, easy to prepare...

Being smart about your smile during the holidays

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times With the rush of the holidays, it can be easy to forget to maintain good dental health — but bad choices now could lead to problems in the new year. Here’s a few fairly simple tips to keep you and your family smiling well into 2018:    Send article as PDF   

Reflections on 2017

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The holiday season provides a great time to reflect on the past year. In my therapy practice, my clients begin every session recounting the highs and lows of their week. It is a simple way to take a few moments to appreciate what went well and any challenges that provide opportunities for growth. So, imagine the wealth of self-reflection that can be achieved...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The magic of the season

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Ah, to look at life through the eyes of a child, especially during this magical time of year.  Well, you can!  All you have to do is put yourself back to a time in your childhood where you were wide-eyed and filled with joy, wonder and excitement. Soon, you will have a grin from ear to ear and a skip in you step. Being the passionate person that I am,...

Super Six: Holidays edition

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Ho Ho Ho! Ready for the Holiday Super Six? Anyone else in “Present Panic Mode” like I am? While online shopping offers many conveniences, the sheer volume of options has me paralyzed, overwhelmed, and unable to get past “add to cart”. I have a tendency to second guess and I worry that what I see on my computer might not be as awesome in person....

Too many of us with stories to tell, sadly

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Oh, Matt Lauer. Honestly, as I watched Savannah Guthrie read the prepared statement from NBC executives, I can’t say that I was really that surprised. There have been rumors about him being unfaithful to his wife for years. So, it wasn’t a huge leap to believe that he could be disrespectful to his female co-workers. To me, what is most upsetting about...