DEAR ABBY: Grown child keeps meetings with ex-stepfather a secret from mom

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: When I was in my first year of college, my mother divorced my stepdad. "Charlie" was part of my life for 12 years, but since their divorce, she insists I have no contact with him. Charlie visits the state where I now live several times a year to see a friend and invites me to have dinner with him. I do, but because of Mom's demand, I ask him to keep our time together a secret. If she knew we were in contact, I think she would cut me out of her life. Continue reading...

FYI - Weekend event calendar

Subscriber onlyEvent calendar for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

LIVE! in NWA

Subscriber onlyLive music calendar for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

ARKANSAS' LARGEST HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: Zombies part of the fun at annual Boo at the Zoo in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyForget lions and tigers and cheetahs. For the rest of this month, a new carnivore is invading the Little Rock Zoo: zombies. Continue reading...

Morrison and team back for 27th Dateline season

Subscriber onlyDateline correspondent Keith Morrison has spoken to countless murder suspects and grieving family members over the years. But he says he truthfully never had an appetite for covering crime. Continue reading...

The road to misunderstanding is a long and winding one

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I'm tearing my hair out over a friend whose life is demonstrably easier than mine in many ways, but who never stops complaining: She doesn't have enough money (her household income is 50 percent larger than mine). She doesn't have enough time (her job comes with six weeks of paid vacation; mine has three). Etc. Etc. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

Subscriber onlyDEAR HELOISE: I've discovered the power of microfiber towels! In the dryer, they attract every kind of lint and tiny particle imaginable. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. When you think of the best thing that's happened to you, what pops to mind isn't something you would have predicted -- a random bit of luck you turned into something exceptional. This sort of astounding joy will repeat before the year's end. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Phantoms

Subscriber only1. Songs in this musical include "Angel of Music" and "All I Ask of You." Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Mother's empty-nest syndrome becomes an unhealthy fixation

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I am suffering from a depression I think many mothers experience when they become empty nesters. Although my husband is supportive, I miss my 18-year-old so much that sometimes I'm tempted to drive to his college in Florida. My husband and I have always wanted to live in a warmer climate, but he doesn't like the humidity in Florida. We had planned to move to Arizona once my son went away to college, but now I'm having second thoughts because the drive to Arizona from Orlando is twice the distance, and I don't think I can take his being that far away. Continue reading...

'Small but mighty' - Artist turns to nature for her first 5x5 entries

Subscriber onlyKristi Ponte comes from three generations of professional artists -- working in glass, watercolor, acrylics, metal art, iron forging and floral design -- and she herself has been painting in acrylics for more than 30 years. Continue reading...

All it takes is love -- and the magical hands of a man named Randy

Subscriber onlyAbout 17 years ago, my husband Tom did a wonderful thing. For our third wedding anniversary, he booked a massage for me at a local spa. At the time, I wasn't even sure it was something I wanted, although it sounded fancy. I was in my late 20s, but I'd never had a massage. Continue reading...

School news

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People and Places

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Just like we were 12 again

Haunted houses scarier than last time we looked

Subscriber onlyLast week, I could legitimately claim that I was 12 years old the last time I was in a haunted house. This week, I can legitimately claim that I acted 12 years old the last time I was in a haunted house. Continue reading...

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