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Top-mount refrigerators recalled by Haier America due to fire hazard Haier is recalling about 137,000 top-mount refrigerators. An electrical component in the refrigerator can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. Haier America has received three reports of smoke, fire, and property damage. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves... Read more →

Heavy metals found in packaged baby, toddler foods, Consumer Reports says

Nine out of 10 parents with kids under the age of three feed their children packaged food at least occasionally, according to a Consumer Reports survey. So Consumer Reports’ analyzed 50 packaged foods from nine brands, including baby cereals, packaged fruits and vegetables, entrées, and snacks, such as cookies, crackers,... Read more →

Watch out for online nanny and caregiving job scams

Finding a new job can be a challenge. Websites can help you find work, but scammers also use these sites to find people to rip off. Do you look for work on caregiver/nanny job sites? Sometimes scammers will offer a job but say you need to buy supplies or other... Read more →

Boomer Bloggers enjoy the Fourth and offer new reflections

This Fourth of July, I was really lucky. My daughter and my two grandchildren came to visit from Spain. We enjoyed the community parade in the morning of the Fourth, then planned to have dinner at the festival before the fireworks. However, my granddaughter wasn’t feeling well so we had... Read more →

Facts and figures for Father’s Day 2018

What are your plans for Father's Day this year? Will you be taking your dad out to dinner or buying him a tie? Or, will you be taking a walk or a hike with your dad? Spending This year, 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an... Read more →

Why does TV continue to be such a wasteland?

For several stretches in my life, I’ve gone without television. Then, after I returned to the Lower 48 from Alaska in the late 1980s, I decided to get TV after a year or two. I took a class at the local-access station, and I wanted to see the program I... Read more →

Easter offers the opportunity to remember church and Easter experiences with family

Last Sunday on Palm Sunday, my sister and I went to a Methodist church near her house in the Seattle area. We grew up Methodist, and I’ve wanted for several years to go to church there and remember the old days. It was interesting. The church didn’t have a choir,... Read more →

Baby boomers ponder retirement and old age

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is ranked the second-best place to retire in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report. Although he’s been blogging for more than seven years, Tom Sightings reports he’s been AWOL for a couple of weeks. He’s had a short-term job and his daughter was married in Brooklyn,... Read more →

How to escape from the daily bad news

Photo: Carol Cassara Since our current president was elected, American is being barraged with news item after new item every day on crazy things the president is doing and thinking. I recently sent an email to KUOW, the national public radio station I listen to regularly, asking them to air... Read more →