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Father’s Day gift ideas to make Dad feel like a king

(BPT) – You need to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift this year. But combing through the vast array of items on his wish list can be a challenge. Here are some great ideas to make your selection easier – and make any dad feel like the king he truly is. For on-the-go […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Do’s and don’ts of shopping for dads and grads

(BPT) – Father’s Day and graduations are coming up, and that means you’ll have to think of appropriate gifts for these heralded champions. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make gift recipients happy, all you do need to do is put some thought into their presents. A few tips and tricks will help […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

The man cave: Give Dad a space all his own

(BPT) – Man cave, manspace, manctuary … whatever he calls it, it’s Dad’s special place away from the rest of the house. This Father’s Day, give Dad the ultimate gift and make him his own man cave. It’s easier than you think, and a thoughtful gift that says to Dad, “I love you, and you […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Strawberry shortcake a summer star

By Kim Ode Minneapolis Star Tribune “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” — William Shakespeare, from his sonnet on shortcake You’re skeptical? You doubt that Shakespeare would have expended his considerable talents writing about something as ordinary as shortcake? You may be right. But he should have, […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

10 things you can do in your garden in June

There’s a pattern to the questions in late May. “Is it getting too late to plant?” “Memorial Day weekend. I guess that’s kind of the end of the planting season?” “Shouldn’t I plant these before it gets too hot?” You can plant any time the soil is workable. For Davis, that means pretty much February […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

French eat both frozen meals and fine cuisine

By Elaine Ganley PARIS — In France, eating is supposed to be an art. Foodies from around the globe flock to the world’s gastronomic center to discover the true meaning of fine dining — a convivial sharing of dishes, lovingly prepared, which capture the imagination, the taste buds and the essence of the land. Enter […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

From the Ground Up: This Father’s Day, barbecue will honor our roots

For 50 years, I visited my father, in Chapel Hill and then Durham, N.C. Now I’ve moved my dad, in the evening of his life, to Davis. There’s not much reason for me to return to North Carolina, except sentimentality. Still, I bring a part of that with me, especially memories of barbecue and the […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Next Generation takes a summer vacation

As students head home for a summer break, so does “Next Generation.” This feature page will be on hiatus until school resumes in the fall. See you in September with a fresh batch of stories on the children in our community and the mentors who make a difference in their lives. Happy summer!

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Thursday * The city of Davis presents the annual Sixth-Grade Graduation Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C. Activities include foosball, board games, video games and more. Information will be sent […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Sasha and Sierra’s excellent adventure

A journey the likes of which Sasha Hill and Sierra Clark took over the past year could hardly leave a person unchanged. The two young women, just weeks out of high school, embarked on a trip last June that took them through more than a dozen countries on four continents over the course of a […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Saturday Athletes in grades 7-12 are encouraged to complete their sports physicals for the 2013-2014 school year at a sports physical clinic at Sutter Davis Family Practice from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. A donation of $20 benefits Davis High athletics. Packets are available online at http://www.davisseniorhigh.net and http://www.djusd.net. For more info, contact DHS Athletics at […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Bangladesh garment-factory tragedy gets these kids thinking — and acting

Do you know where your clothes were made? When students in Steve Kelleher’s fifth-grade class at Korematsu Elementary School learned about the recent garment-factory fire and building collapse in Bangladesh — where more than 1,120 people perished — they started to wonder: Were the clothes they were wearing made by underpaid workers in unsafe working […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College corner: Avoid a major bummer, complete college essays in the summer

We are approaching a defining moment in certain high school students’ lives, a well-known rite of passage. No, I don’t mean graduation; I’m referring to college application essay writing. These days most college-bound students will have to write several essays as part of their applications, with deadlines usually ranging from mid-November to mid-March. Although this […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Found fruit: Online map is gateway to edibles

By Donna Bryson BOULDER, Colo. — Ethan Welty is thinking ahead to harvest time as he cycles through tidy Boulder streets pointing out apple, plum and mulberry trees on public and private land. “We’re coming up on the best apple trees in Boulder,” said Welty, a geographer and PhD student specializing in glaciers in the […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,
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