• Food & Cooking

    DOH-BAY ENCOURAGES PROPER FOOD SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

    Panama City, Fla. — It’s holiday cooking season and time to plan your meals. Whether you’re cooking plans include mastering family recipes or tackling new ones, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County reminds you to keep your food safety skills sharp this season. “As we get ready to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family please remember to take precautions to ensure that the foods you are serving and eating are handled properly,” said Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM, CPH, Administrator and Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in Bay County. Most illnesses that occur after eating  

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  • Home Improvement

    Home Depot signals strong start to holiday season home improvement spending

    The logo of Home Depot is seen in Encinitas, California April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake Nov 16 (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N) beat quarterly sales estimates by nearly $2 billion on Tuesday and signaled a strong start to the holiday season as Americans spend more on tools and materials to complete large home improvement projects. Shares of the largest U.S. home improvement chain rose 4%, hitting a record high. Professional contractors such as builders and handymen have been rushing back to Home Depot’s stores as they look to upgrade their toolkits and source building materials to complete a backlog  

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  • Home Improvement

    NCIS season 19 expands McGee family with Home Improvement star

    NCIS season 19 spoilers follow. NCIS has teased the introduction of a new character in the McGee family, played by Home Improvement star Patricia Richardson. In the upcoming episode ‘Docked’, which airs tonight (November 8) on CBS in the US, Richardson will join the cast as Tim McGee’s mother-in-law. The episode synopsis reads: “NCIS investigates the death of a man on a cruise ship whose body is discovered in the ship’s sauna by none other than McGee’s mother-in-law, Judy (Patricia Richardson).” Sonja Flemming/CBSGetty Images Related: NCIS season 19 just solved the show’s biggest mystery Richardson is best known for  

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  • Sports & Travel

    Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network plans to travel more in second half of season

    After being the only regional sports network to send its broadcasters to road games in the first half of the major-league season, Marquee Sports Network is planning to travel for roughly half of the Cubs’ trips in the second half. ‘‘The driver of our situation is to be safe and health-conscious wherever we can, so we can’t justify making every road trip,’’ Marquee general manager Mike McCarthy said. ‘‘There are some realities to some of the cities the Cubs go to that make it difficult to contemplate traveling the announcers. ‘‘It’s not, as some suggested, budget-related or tone-deafness about what  

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