Friday Jul 4
Photos: Clinton Fourth of July Fest
Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- American flags lay on a table during a retiring ceremony hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution during The Red, White and Blue Festival, held Friday, July 4, 2014 at the local American Legion Club in Clinton.
Side Dish: The berry best time of the year
Some people love the heat of summer, but I'm not among them - except, that is, about now when it brings an abundance of blueberries, one of my favorite summer treats, to local farmers markets and U-pick farms.
a Idola Producer Patrick Lynn and former contestant Megan Miller offer audition pointers
Lynn's been with the Fox reality competition singing series since "day one." He discussed next week's auditions in New Orleans while on a layover in San Francisco Tuesday en route to auditions for Season 14 in Minneapolis.
Smiley: Logic lesson
Ray says that when he realized that an owner's manual he needed had been inadvertently thrown into the bottom of the recycling bin, he leaned way over into the bin to retrieve it when he felt a rib snap.