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Cork & Kerry's Barreled Boulevardier Improves With Age

Replace the gin in a Negroni with an American whiskey and you get the Boulevardier. But for some mixologists, this simple swap of base liquors isn't enough. Aging the ingredients in a barrel and garnishing the cocktail with a flamed orange twist immeasurably enhances the taste - and is just plain fu

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-12-16 13:55:18

'RHOC' Star Vicki Gunvalson Ready To Marry Boyfriend Steve Lodge

Vicki Gunvalson is now ready to walk the aisle for the third time. The television personality has admitted that she's looking forward to tying the knot with boyfriend Steve Lodge, though they've only been dating for over a year. In a recent exclusive interview with Us Weekly, the "Real Housewives of


Local Family-Friendly Events to Enjoy Over the Holidays

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo welcomes the Penn family from Middletown (Vincent, Heather, Ashley (7) and Britney (5) as the 800,000th visitors to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in 2017Credits: Essex County ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ - Residents looking to fill their week with holiday cheer are in l

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-12-16 08:08:00

Orange lawmakers to meet in Gov't Center

GOSHEN - Orange County lawmakers will meet in the county Government Center next week for the first time since the complex was emptied and shuttered more than six years ago. With the $74 million overhaul and expansion of the Government Center nearing completion, the Legislature is set to hold its yea

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-12-16 22:45:44

Chanukah Celebrations Light Up Lives in West Orange During a Week of Celebrations

Crowd at the menorah lighting ceremony at West Orange Town Hall.Credits: Alan Grossman Kids have fun playing silly games such as parachute balloons at B'nai Shalom's first night of Chanukah event.Credits: Alan Grossman Rabbi Tobin, of B'nai Shalom, joins with First Night Chanukah Party Dinner attend

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-12-16 02:53:00

Anita Hill chairs Hollywood commission to battle sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES - The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Anita Hil

PIX11.COM - 2017-12-16 13:50:34

What Was Kate Middleton's Present To Queen Elizabeth II Last Christmas?

Kate Middleton has a gift idea for Meghan Markle when it comes to what present she should bring for the queen this Christmas. The "Suits" actress will be spending the holidays with the royals and many understand that picking the best gift for the monarch might be difficult for Markle. The Duchess of


Interchange 14A Improvement Project update

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has released an update of the Interchange 14A Improvement Project. The construction work scheduled for the next three weeks is as follows: Toll Plaza: Renovations of the existing toll utility building on the east side (entering 14A) continues. A new traffic pattern

NJ.COM - 2017-12-16 15:31:44

Wife Of Disgraced Late Fox Lake Cop Seeking Pension Again

FOX LAKE, IL - The wife of a late Fox Lake police officer, who made his September 2015 suicide look like a death in the line of duty, is again seeking to collect his police pension. Initially, the decision was tabled pending an investigation into her own alleged criminal activities, but her attorney


Fleeing Trio Of Dick's Shoplifters Caught: Northbrook Crimes

NORTHBROOK, IL - The following information comes from the Northbrook Police Department as a record of incidents reported to the police and a list of those arrested. Criminal charges are often dropped or reduced and represent merely accusations by the state. An arrest does not mean a person is guilty

PATCH - 2017-12-16 20:55:21

For Humanity - Good and Malevolence best never be forgotten -

Bad Medicine at the Libertyville Centre Club Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. [He stops and turns around] - Young Man: Quiet, quiet: He's going to say something! Forrest Gump: [pause] I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now. I made my first post

PATCH - 2017-12-16 22:54:30

When the Snow Falls, Where Can You Park?

Winter is here and the first snowfall of the season has already hit. 'Tis the season for Woodstock residents to review the city's snow removal guidelines to avoid getting caught off-guard. Parking restrictions have been established to facilitate effective snow removal on downtown streets. These down


Council Talks Tax Reimbursement for Local Biz

A lumber supplier could receive a tax reimbursement from the city of Woodstock once a sales tax hike goes into effect. At a City Council meeting Dec. 5, officials discussed providing an incentive to Woodstock Lumber which would offset the upcoming 1-point increase to the city's sales tax rate. The t


Students Learn Coding at Schoolwide Event

Woodstock District 200 students observed Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4 to 10, along with millions of students throughout the world. At Prairiewood Elementary School, they commemorated the week with the entire student body participating in the international Hour of Code event Dec. 6. Techno


Local Biz's Calendar Tradition Continues

For 36 years, Copy Express has offered free calendars with a local flair to the Woodstock community. Owners Jim and Vicki O'Leary recently announced the publication of the company's 2018 wall calendar featuring local scenes by photo-hobbyist Gay Belcher. "It's a signature thing for us," said O'Leary


'Stuff the Stocking' Promotes Bird-Watching to Kids

Woodstock resident Diane Brokaw is spending this Christmas season as she has the previous two: raising funds to "Stuff the Stocking for Zach." Her only child, 20-year-old Zach Brokaw, was killed in a car accident in June 2015. Zach, then nature director for Camp Lowden in Oregon, IL, had left camp a


Woman killed in Carroll Township crash

A Monongahela woman was killed in a crash early Saturday in Carroll Township. Laura L. Erickson, 55, died in the two-vehicle crash on Route 837 near Donora Road shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to the Washington County coroner's office. Erickson's northbound vehicle was struck head-on by another

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-12-16 12:42:00

Woman killed after head-on crash in Carroll Township

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Carroll Township early Saturday morning. The accident was reported on State Route 837 a quarter mile south of Donora Road at approximately 1:25 a.m. The victim has been identified as Laura Erickson, 55, of Monongahela. She was pronounced dead at the scene

WTAE.COM - 2017-12-16 16:35:00

District adds special education initiative

KENWOOD - Penns Manor Area school board is signing on with a Pennsylvania Department of Education program aimed at intervening before a student is deemed to need special education. "Our hope is that we provide more classroom strategies," Superintendent Daren K. Johnston said after the board's vote T

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 14:40:00

Pennsylvania pushes counties to improve elder-abuse casework

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Frustrated by shortcomings it has identified in elder-abuse investigations, Pennsylvania is trying to take a harder line with county agencies that field thousands of complaints a year. The Department of Aging is starting to grade counties on a more aggressive compliance schedule af

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 19:37:00