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Home & Garden

What's in a warranty? La-Z-Boy owner wants to know

I purchased a recliner from the La-Z-Boy store in Monmouth Junction, N.J., on July 31, 2013. When it was delivered in September, there was a problem with the way the fabric was put on the back of the chair so I called and complained. It was picked up and delivered again in October but they sent me the exact same chair with the exact same problems – nothing had been done! The chair also did not recline properly and kept making a loud thump when pulled up (which never went away). It was picked up again and returned. But then I had to schedule service on the mechanism. A technician came on Nov. 29, 2013, to repair the problem.

Living

Vet makes a 3-D leg for Pete the parrot

It was Pete's screams that first alerted Benjamin Spalding to a crisis in backyard. A fox had grabbed the 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot as he was climbing up the side of his aviary and tore off his left foot.

Food & Drink

These tips will help you cook ribs like a pro

If there’s one dish that signifies summer in America, it’s ribs. Cooked outdoors in backyards across the country, ribs are a cherished pastime. They are the stuff of smoke and live fire, and the glory of long afternoons spent in lawn chairs with cold beers. Passionate cooks keep a careful eye, periodically basting a little here or prodding there, as a hungry audience of family and friends watches the artistry unfold.

Food & Drink

Icebox desserts get you out of the heat

OK, so you signed up to bring dessert to that neighborhood potluck, family reunion or backyard cookout. But geez, it’s been so hot, and the very idea of firing up the oven to bake a cake or pie for an hour or more just makes you swoon and fan yourself like Blanche Dubois.

Videos

LeMond Crayton-Hart brings his House of LeMond to uptown

His vintage and gently used menswear boutique, begun in Area 15, now is on 4th Street, near Tryon. "This has always been a dream for me, being uptown," he says.
Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
LeMond Crayton-Hart brings his House of LeMond to uptown 1:17

LeMond Crayton-Hart brings his House of LeMond to uptown

First look: Hyde Brewing and Suffolk Punch 1:10

First look: Hyde Brewing and Suffolk Punch

12-year-old dancing violinist is mesmerizing 2:52

12-year-old dancing violinist is mesmerizing

Brewing beer at home: The 80 percent you don't expect 2:13

Brewing beer at home: The 80 percent you don't expect