TIMELESS HUMOR: Big Dawg takes on comic playwright Neil Simon in ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ by J. Carver, LOL contributing editor

  Randy Davis has been a part of Wilmington’s theatre scene for a while. Though he was on hiatus after moving away in 2005, he returned in 2012 and immediately began immersing himself into the stage antics at Big Dawg Productions. In fact, he’s focused much of his return working on humor, specifically directing Big […]

ACCEPTING RISKS: How to prepare for investing in a roller coaster market by Ron Copley LOL contributing writer

    Think about investing in the stock market like interacting with a highly sensitive teenager. Anyone who has ever tried having a rational conversation with a teen—with their hormones flying—knows what I mean. Teenagers are prone to short-term reactions without considering long-term consequences. When faced with an important decision, a teen can be highly […]

TECH PICKS FOR 2016: From TVs to Smartphones, Check Out Newbies From the Tech World

by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer, www.tech50plus.com New breakthrough technologies. Many of the best products of the year represented improvements on already existing products or form factors. Regardless of whether or not they were intentionally designed with the 50-plus market in mind, many re well-suited to us. To pick the best in each category we […]

FROM SANTA FE, WITH LOVE:  A travel diary of the Southwest  by Judy Smith, LOL contributor

FROM SANTA FE, WITH LOVE: A travel diary of the Southwest by Judy Smith, LOL contributor

    After several trips to the desert state, approximately 1,800 miles from Wilmington, Santa Fe, which means “holy faith,” is a destination of rejuvenation, exploration and visual diversity any time of year. Recently, my family—hailing from California, Colorado and North Carolina—spent the Christmas holiday in a lovely brown Spanish-adobe vacation home near Santa Fe’s […]

SIDE-TRACKING DIABETES: A program that decreases weight and increases health by Lindy Ford, LOL contributor

  Just a few years ago, I thought I was doing everything right—diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle—but my numbers kept creeping toward pre-diabetes. I didn’t know I had what I now call the “alternate metabolism.” Along with 30-70 percent of the population, I was born with the genetic predisposition to improperly handle carbohydrates: breads, pasta, sweets, […]

WHO ARE YOU?  Getting to know Steve Errante, local conductor for Wilmington Symphony Orchestra   by Rene’ Leister, LOL co-publisher

WHO ARE YOU? Getting to know Steve Errante, local conductor for Wilmington Symphony Orchestra by Rene’ Leister, LOL co-publisher

  We caught up with Dr. Steven Errante, conductor of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. What we already know: He lives in Wilmington with  his wife Sandy, who is the founder and director of the Girls’ Choir of  Wilmington and owner of Kindermusik with Sandy Errante. Their two  daughters are in college. Let’s get to know him a […]

Tech Picks for 2016: From T.V.’s to Smartphones, Check Out Newbies From the Tech World

by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer, www.tech50plus.com New breakthrough technologies. Many of the best products of the year represented improvements on already existing products or form factors. Regardless of whether or not they were intentionally designed with the 50-plus market in mind, many re well-suited to us. To pick the best in each category we looked […]