Fan buying famed ‘Goonies’ house in Oregon, listed for $1.7M

ASTORIA, Ore. — The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the “The Goonies” film in Astoria, Oregon, said this week the likely new owner is a fan of the classic coming-of-age movie about friendships and treasure hunting, and he promises to preserve and protect the landmark. The 1896 home with sweeping views of … Read more

‘Home’ for the holidays wherever you happen to be

Just like the Christmas shopping season, it seems like radio stations start playing Christmas music 24/7 earlier and earlier. In our area, you could hear holiday tunes on LITE FM (93.9) starting the day after Halloween! One of the holiday standards we will hear over and over (and over and over …) is Perry Como’s … Read more

Eco-friendly gifts, recyclable decorations, sustainable lighting: How to have a green Christmas

Americans create 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than at any other time of the year, according to Stanford University. Between decorations, gifts and cards, sustainability experts like Merleanne Rampale in Lake County are sharing tips on how to reduce and reuse this season to make your Christmas a bit greener. Rampale, … Read more

A haunting ghost story in ‘The Eternal Daughter’

A gentle and mournful spell is cast by Joanna Hogg’s “The Eternal Daughter,” a ghost story where memory is manifested — visited, intruded upon and, finally, made to glow. The film begins, enchantingly, with fog drifting through barren tree branches and a white taxi winding through a country road. The gothic mood is immediately cozily … Read more

Five tips to help your family limit snacking over the holidays

By Dr. Lori Walsh Advocate Children’s Hospital With the holidays upon us, many parents may be wondering how they can help their child maintain healthy eating habits throughout the season. First, it’s important to remember the holidays are a time of celebration. We should show our children — and ourselves — some grace and not … Read more

‘George & Tammy’ pulls back the curtain on country icons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In preparation for their upcoming series “George & Tammy,” Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain spent months learning the songs that George Jones and Tammy Wynette made famous, working with a vocal coach and making the pilgrimage to Nashville to record. “The studio we recorded at butted up against the cemetery where George … Read more

Britney Spears’ massive pop songs to land on Broadway, again

NEW YORK — A stage musical about woke princesses that uses hit songs by Britney Spears will land on Broadway this summer. “Once Upon a One More Time,” featuring Spears’ tunes, including “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Toxic,” will start performances in May at the Marquis Theatre. The musical has an original … Read more

VR may be an effective add-on therapy for surgery

Q: I’m having hand surgery next year to help with carpal tunnel, and I’m not thrilled about having anesthesia. I’ve been reading about surgeons whose patients use virtual reality headsets to need less anesthesia. Does that really work? A: The use of anesthesia during surgical procedures dates back to antiquity. The historical record shows that … Read more

Savor time when you or a loved one has ‘The Conversation’

I recently learned about what medical professionals call “The Conversation.” It’s when they must tell a patient they cannot cure or fix their ailment. As it turns out, there are many illnesses that cannot be fixed. Any many of these are long-term progressive conditions. Some may be diagnosed several years ahead, or even 10 years … Read more

Holiday TV: New musicals, romcoms, specials arrive in a flurry this month

It’s December and pretty much every network and streaming service seemingly has a show aimed at spreading holiday cheer. For those looking to skip reruns of Christmases past, there’s a bounty of fresh shows and specials targeted to traditionalists, romantics and family-friendly entertainment. For those hungry for more, or just plain hungry, this guide has … Read more