Dear Neil: Would spraying hummingbird food on flowers that are not very fragrant help attract the birds, so they could help pollinate the blooms?
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An exhaustive new J.K. Rowling bibliography being published in the UK reveals secrets behind the workings of her Harry Potter books, the Guardian reports. “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013” by Philip Errington includes correspondence between Rowling and her editor and details the revisions of the Potter works in progress.
LOS ANGELES — The Will Smith romantic caper “Focus” opened at No. 1, kicking “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of the top spot over the weekend but still falling short of box office projections.
BONHAM — It’s time for the annual kids art contest sponsored by the Children’s Center. Kids ages 18 and under are invited to enter their work of art for a chance to win prizes and help other children.
They say if you don’t like the weather in Texas, you should just wait a few minutes. They are right.
BALTIMORE — Amara Majeed founded a website called “The Hijab Project,” aimed at combating discrimination against Muslim girls and women who wear head-scarves in public. She self-published a book of short biographies of 17 peace-loving, law-abiding Muslims from around the world. She provides online commentary for CNN and, starting earlier in February, for the Huffington Post.
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — On a busy street in a well-to-do Washington suburb is an unlikely piece of African-American history.
Less than a year has passed since May 28, 2014, but much has changed for Sherman native Julie Judd Prater since then. An early morning check-up on her infant son soon became a check-in to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.
Words are tricky for those with dyslexia. They fly off the page. They spiral in on themselves and get jumbled up on top of one another.
POTTSBORO – Those who suffered from cabin fever during this week’s snow days will have an opportunity Saturday to break free and head to the Pottsboro Area Public Library. The library will be open to host an afternoon of retro gaming, featuring and original Atari 2600, Nintendo entertainment systems, Sega Genesis and more.