Living

Lawrence Toppman

‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ whisks by at Children’s Theatre

Musical adapted from Arnold Lobel’s books is a finely calibrated mix of youthful antics, unforced life lessons and bits of humor for parents.

Home & Garden

The best kitchen tools, according to the pros

For the foodie, rows of gleaming electric meat smokers, mandolin slicers and sous vide machines call out like a siren song, but many kitchen gadgets that promise to make food prep easier or deliver restaurant-quality results end up in the back of the kitchen drawer.

Living

Give kayaking a try this fall

When fall hits are you ever bored and looking for something to do outside? If you are, maybe kayaking is the solution for you. Summer is over, but kayaking is an outdoor activity you still can do in the fall and have just as much fun.

Home & Garden

With his own busy hands

LOS ANGELES - "The Realtors wanted to hire me to fix up the house before they put it on the market," explains O'Neill, 36. "I told them, 'How about I buy it as is?'"

Health & Family

Parents @ Play: Games for one

Our mission here at Parents@Play is to bring you toys and games that parents and kids will enjoy doing together. But all of us need some me-time now and then. So what do you do when you're home alone and want a fun way to unwind, or when you're in the car and your child wants to play? Well, here are four engaging, entertaining, and mind-stretching games for solo players. Oh, and none of them are electronic in any way.

Videos

Charlotte's trees are important to quality of life

Dave Cable, executive director of TreesCharlotte, talks about Charlotte's tree canopy and how it affects the city's air, water, wildlife and home values. TreesCharlotte is hosting their 5th annual Urban Forestry Summit on Sept. 20th.
John D. Simmons The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte's trees are important to quality of life 1:20

Charlotte's trees are important to quality of life

Residential mental health facility opens 1:08

Residential mental health facility opens

Yiasou Greek Festival flash mob 0:30

Yiasou Greek Festival flash mob

$5,000 'neat engineering feat' water bike makes debut on Lake Wylie 1:01

$5,000 'neat engineering feat' water bike makes debut on Lake Wylie