I read a quote this week from Amy Tan that has stuck in my mind more than many do: “In a Chinese family, the mother pulls very tightly on the bond to a point where the daughter asks, ‘Why can’t I know about such and such?’ and the mother answers, ‘Because I haven’t put it into your mind yet.’”


Have you ever tried to grow apples? Yes, it is possible. Do a little research and find the species of apple that will grow well here.

If you have tried to grow apples, you learned that you may have some competition from friendly birds and bugs and other pests. An interesting body of research has been underway at Cornell University Extension Service to experiment with ways to make our apple trees more “fruitful.”


Q. I would like to know who owns the apartment complex where I live. The property manager says it is none of my business. How can I get the name and address of the owner?


‘Ted 2’

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Rated: R


The 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop  4-Door sells for about $26,000.
The Mini Hardtop four-door’s luggage compartment has a volume of 13.1 cubic feet

The stylish Mini has expanded its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant, the Mini Hardtop four-door.