(Family Features) From weekend backyard barbeques to spontaneous weeknight gatherings, summer is filled with celebrations that bring friends and family together for fabulous food, drink and fun. Whether you're unsure of what wines to serve as the host, or the best refreshment to pick as a guest, you don't have to be a master sommelier to choose the perfect wine pairing for every meal or occasion.
(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman.
(Family Features) Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival.
(Family Features) Your backyard is the perfect setting for summer celebrations, and the outdoors provide ideal inspiration for crafts that lend a personal touch to your festivities.
(Family Features) Summer is here - the time of the year when Americans love to come together for casual entertainment and great food.
(Family Features) The summer forecast calls for delightful weather and a calendar full of casual, fun-filled gatherings with family and friends. Make sure you're prepared for all the seasonal soirees with delicious wines that enhance the mood and the good times.
(BPT) - Running a restaurant or food service business is complex. Business owners need the right restaurant equipment to cool, cook and properly store food – but a safe and successful kitchen requires more than that. One of the most important pieces to keep a kitchen functioning smoothly, and the most necessary to obtain proper permits is having the right commercial ventilation system.
(BPT) - The warmer months are the perfect time to enjoy meals outdoors, so head out to the backyard or the local park for a sunlit lunch or a breezy, laid-back dinner. Your family probably has some favorite picnic menu items they frequently request, but if you’re looking to inject some new life into those traditional foods, try the following:
(Family Features) The kids are out of school and you’ve been stockpiling your vacation time for months. It’s prime time to hit the road (or skies) for a well-deserved getaway. But before you dust off that suitcase, take some time to assess the protection of one of your most valuable travel tools — your smartphone.
(Family Features) Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with the entire family, there are ways to get where you’re going and enjoy your time there without spending your life savings. One of the easiest ways to save on summer travel is to take advantage of free websites and mobile apps that do the deal finding for you.
(Family Features) The weather is warming and your patio is calling. It's time to make the grill your go-to for everyday dinners and entertaining alike. Add variety to your grilling fare by including American lamb. From burgers to chops, fresh lamb is a fast, delicious and simple weeknight option.
I was quite surprised to read the letter from Alexandra Shepard in last week’s Chronicle critical of the Shalimar Diner’s accommodation of wheelchair-bound patrons (“No wheelchair access”).
I have patronized the Shalimar for 40 years because I found it always provided professional service at reasonable prices and was most attentive to its customer’s needs.
Three years ago I had an operation that left me unable to walk and I needed a wheelchair to navigate even the shortest stoops and stairs. This inability did not impede me from visiting the diner several times a week simply because the owners and staff always opened their side door on Austin Street, without delay or complaint. This side entrance is on street level, fully accessible to wheelchairs and walkers, and allows direct entrance to the main dining room.
While Ms. Shepard may dislike the use of a side door rather than the main entrance, I can attest from personal experience that the Shalimar affords the disabled the same if not better access than many other similar venues in the nearby community.
(NAPSI)—One golfer, along with a buddy, and one golf blogger may soon be swept away to play the same courses as are in the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” in Montego Bay when they win a sweet sweepstakes.
(BPT) - It can be hard to keep up with the latest changes in decorating styles for the home. But the latest trend might actually make it easy for you to have a stylish house, especially if you’ve kept some family treasures around.
Community Board 12 last week gave its blessing to an effort by McDonald’s to convert a local nuisance into an attractive, productive property.
The restaurant giant sought and received support for its plans to turn a shuttered, fenced-off KFC restaurant at 122-21 Merrick Boulevard in St. Albans into a McDonald’s unlike any other in the borough.
Walking down one of the hallways at the Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center in South Ozone Park, you might mistake it for an art museum.
It wouldn’t be far from the truth as the seniors at the center through public funding created their own art pieces. Their final work was displayed last Thursday, which included pencil drawings, paper collages and written pieces.
(NAPSI)—For an increasing number of Americans, the outside is what’s in. That is, outdoor spaces are becoming an extension of the home, like a warm-weather living room, complete with comfortable furniture, sun protection and perhaps even curtains or a fire pit, making an ideal outdoor oasis to pass the evenings and enjoy the warm weather. To create your own outdoor living space, the following are a few ways to ensure it suits your needs and stays looking great throughout the season:
(StatePoint) Despite steep transportation costs, domestic leisure travel is expected to rise 1.7 percent this year, to more than 1.6 billion trips, according to U.S. Travel Association projections.
(NAPSI)—Nothing says “summertime” like firing up the grill and gathering friends and family to enjoy dining alfresco. The secret to effortless summer entertaining is to use tried and trusted ingredients that complement the flavors of your favorite seasonal foods. Try these tips to prepare tasty meals outdoors for the whole family.
Like much of New York City, Sunnyside is hard to define.
There are many moving parts to the neighborhood that come together and create an altogether unique place to live.
(Family Features) There are many ways to keep pests away from your home, but many homeowners question the safety risks certain products pose on their family and pets. Here are some simple ways to successfully keep the pests at bay without compromising your family's safety:
(Family Features) With the sun shining, flowers blooming and warm weather here again, it's the perfect time to gather your friends and family around the backyard for a summer grill-out. Preparation serves as the foundation for any successful event. To make sure your backyard bash will be one your guests will remember for years to come, consider the following summer party essentials.
(NAPSI)--It’s not always where you’re going but who’s by your side that can create some of your best vacation memories. According to a recent PhoCusWright study, 70 percent of travelers said vacations are more about spending time with the people they care about rather than the destination.
(NewsUSA) - Whether you're looking to relax beachside or find adventure, summer offers the perfect opportunity for a family retreat.