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Gas use back to 2019 levels after return to office

When my son was in a high school show choir, it was nothing to drive tens or hundreds of miles a weekend following the group to the...

July 30, 2021 6:00 pm

Pandemic realities lead to closet discoveries

When it comes to clothes closets, this year could be called the one of discovery.

July 24, 2021 5:42 pm

 FILEKindergarten students at Whispering Meadows Elementary School line up with their parents on the first day of school.

Return-to-school for parents as well

I felt a jolt of excitement when I got an email this summer from my son's school and learned a date for Back-to-School Night was...

July 17, 2021 1:00 am


Buffets return, but maybe rules should stay

The small, simple, see-through containers on the table symbolized the big shift: Salt and pepper shakers.

July 10, 2021 1:00 am

Foreign favorites again on the table

My husband and I have fallen into an easy rhythm while working from home during the pandemic.

July 3, 2021 1:00 am


Doctor's office visit also part of return to normal

I'll call next week to schedule those visits.

June 26, 2021 1:00 am

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Graduation stream good, not best

Two years in a row, I've seen nieces graduate virtually, due to COVID-19.

June 19, 2021 1:00 am

 Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette
A dinner cruise on the Ohio River in Cincinnati offers a glimpse of the Reds' baseball stadium.

Time-specific tickets make planning for travel trickier

Timed ticketing is still a pandemic reality at some entertainment and activity venues, and that can present a challenge for...

June 12, 2021 1:00 am

 Ashley Sloboda | The Journal Gazette
Virtual fitness challenges have provided a mental escape and motivation during the pandemic.

Virtual fitness challenges create escape

A medal recently awaited me in the mailbox – my reward for completing a 280-mile trek through the Grand Canyon.

June 5, 2021 1:00 am

Events make for uneasy reunion

It's been two years since we've gotten together with my husband's extended family.

May 29, 2021 1:00 am

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