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Ties 3 inches wide current mens fashion

Subscriber onlyQ. I'm thinking of the knit ties you recently mentioned when I ask if summer ties are supposed to be the same width as other ties? What is the current exact width rule and what is too thin or too wide to continue to wear? Continue reading...

Tedeschi Trucks Band joins brewers at Craft for Causes

Subscriber onlyThe Tedeschi Trucks Band, on its Wheels of Soul tour, performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna will be the opening acts. The Tedeschi Trucks Band has partnered with Craft For Causes, a nonprofit that pairs the craft brew industry with music groups to support charitable causes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $31-$75.50 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com. Continue reading...

Foster family adopts 18-year-old

Subscriber onlyFRESNO, Calif. -- Tears of joy fill Tex Petersen's eyes as he waits outside a courtroom in Fresno County Superior Court on a recent summer day. Continue reading...

Commission bids farewell to director Robert Phelps

Subscriber onlyRobert Phelps, also known as Bob, got a send-off that included several varieties of trail mix ... and some barbecuing utensils that took on lives of their own. Continue reading...

Oahu quality time

Avoiding touristy crowds, creating perfect family beach getaway is easy on Hawaiian island’s North Shore

Subscriber only "Could this be more perfect?" Continue reading...

'Entitled' son-in-law's ways irk the one who feeds him

DEAR ABBY: Our son-in-law, "Brody," has a very different lifestyle than ours and the one in which we raised our daughter. I pointed it out to her while they were dating, and she was not pleased. I decided to say no more and try to accept him as best as possible, although I admit my husband has been better at it than I have. Continue reading...

Norway trip opened up teen's eyes

Subscriber onlyI'll never forget my first trip to Europe. I was a gangly 14-year-old, dragged to the old country by a conspiracy of grandparents and parents solely to visit Norwegian relatives. I didn't want to go. It just didn't make sense. Continue reading...

Chic ships are focus of exhibit

Subscriber onlyThis was the golden era for ocean travel: when ladies wore floor-length ballgowns, sometimes with parasols in hand, and gents donned flared frock coats that gave them an hourglass figure, a style inspired by Prince Albert. Continue reading...

Boyfriend's mom abusive

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I've been dating my boyfriend for about 31/2 years and we are moving in together. I'm 38 and he's 35. Everyone in his family has been so welcoming to me and is happy we're doing this. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Those obsessed with being perpetually, perfectly positive will accomplish the opposite. Be instead obsessed with enjoying yourself. You'll have a fantastic energetic match in August, and you'll make money and have fun with this person all year. Your work will win awards in September. There's a windfall in January. Continue reading...

Local notes

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Giving back

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Donors drive, dine

Kiss Me, Kate kicks off

Subscriber onlyThe Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation teed off the second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tournament on July 14 at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

CASA of Crawford County keeps eye on foster kids

Subscriber only"About 11 years ago, my kids were getting older, I had a little bit more free time," says Paula Higgins of why she first decided to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA of Crawford County assigns Higgins to serve as a consistent set of eyes and ears on the case of a child -- or children, if there are siblings -- moving through the foster care system. Continue reading...

Intriguing, challenging, 'good for the brain'

Bridge tournament intended to addict more players to game

Subscriber onlyBob Gromatka is a very enthusiastic man. He is determined that "if you build it, they will come" -- or in this case, if he can introduce potential players to bridge, he can keep them coming back. Continue reading...