Living

Some tips to help you savor your soup graciously

Times may have changed, but courtesy never goes out of style. In today's world sometimes it's complicated to figure out how to do the right thing. Local etiquette expert Karen Hickman answers your questions or helps solve your dilemmas on Fridays in The News-Sentinel and at ...

School news

<center>College</center> <br>* Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will offer an Associate of Science degree and an Associate of Applied Science degree in agriculture that will be available at the college beginning in August. For more information, ...

Tip of the hat

Thank you so much to the kind person who paid for our lunch at Bob Evans on Feb. 3. It made our day!Many thanks to Betty Stein for her heartwarming story of her childhood piano (Feb. 12). We, too, had the upright player piano from our parents, where eight kids clinked the keys and pedaled the ...

The Rant

<i>The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. </i><br>Those who will elect the new pope will not be allowed to use Twitter. In other ...

Learn about healthy eating

This March is the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month, and area dietitians will be out to share ideas on this year's theme, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day."The theme encourages people to include foods they love in a healthy eating plan for their lifestyle, traditions, health needs and ...

Births

Here is a selected listing of births in Allen County hospitals sent to the Allen County Bureau of Vital Records through Feb. 10. Only cities in The News-Sentinel's circulation area are included.<br> Albion* Abigail G. Miller to Megan N. and Mark A. Miller.* Elijah J. Shively and ...

Divorces

GRANTED JAN. 22-25, 2013* Thomas D. Carter and Kimberly K. Carter* Kristine L. Briggs-Connelly and Adam J. Connelly* William Joseph Bloomfield and Rochelle Rene Bloomfield* Matthew Aaron Zollinger and Melissa Dawn Zollinger* Brandon Zachary Wolf and Kristen Marie Wolf* Gregory A. Kankel and ...

Marriages

LICENSES FILED JANUARY 2013* Jonathon Martinsky and Jessica Helena Burmeister* Nicholas Quickery and Tina Lytle* Jose Mauricio Bonilla and Jodie Lynn Billman* Rodd Botteron and Tonya Gribler* Dennis McLean Benson and Mary Elizabeth King* Ricardo R. Ramos and Miriam A. Rodriguez* Robert Lee ...

Military news

<center>Air National Guard</center> <br>* Airman Alexis M. Rowlison graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Betty Lee of Fort Wayne and a 2012 graduate of North Side High School.* Airman ...

TV Diary

I've never really seen the attraction of boxing, but it sure photographs well on the big screen. Why? Probably because it is violence, though in a controlled setting, with a ref's 10-count signaling one participant's loss.Will Smith received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his ...

How to refine your palate

Process begins with tasting food thoughtfully

Some people seem to have a very discernable palate, able to break apart the ingredients in a dish without reading the recipe. Watch any episode of "Top Chef" and you will see the judges recognize all the components in a dish simply by tasting it. Are they born with an innate knowledge of subtle ...

Even without work, husband Joe is keeping busy at home

My husband, Joe, has been home the last three days, not having any work.Makes it a little harder on payday, but we shouldn't complain. God always provides a way if we keep our trust in him. Meanwhile, Joe has been kept busy here at home.Yesterday, our two oldest girls, Elizabeth and Susan, were ...

TV Diary

ABC Family is airing the 2008 version of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Brendan Fraser plays a scientist and Josh Hutcherson plays his nephew in this Jules Verne classic.The movie's been made seven times already, with "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3" soon on ...

Smartphones act as health care devices

Nearly one in two Americans has a smartphone. More than one in four own some brand of e-reader, and nearly one in three of us owns a tablet computer, according to a January report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.Wendy Clark, a family nurse practitioner with Northeast Medical ...