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Various television and film adaptations of the tales of sleuth Nancy Drew — a character introduced in 1930 to young readers as a counterpart to the Hardy Boys — have been produced since 1938. Recent offerings have featured Pamela Sue Martin, Emma Roberts, Tracy Ryan and Maggie Lawson in the …

Austrian-born silver screen actress Hedy Lamarr became a sex symbol in the golden age of Hollywood, with a career that included the 1933 Czech film “Ecstasy,” in which she appeared (tastefully) in the nude; influential producer-director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 epic “Samson and Delilah”; and …

Q: My wife’s doctor wants her to start Prolia shots for bone density, but the reviews I have been reading are extremely negative. She cancelled her appointment to start the shots (every six months) until we get some positive feedback. She had breast cancer five years ago (lump removed) and s…

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Destination Series continued Monday night in the magnificent setting of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with a program titled “From the Heart.” Before a sold-out audience of over 500 people, a string quintet, consisting of violinists Akemi Takayama and Matvey La…

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Q: My 5-year-old has had eating issues since he was an infant. When I introduced solid food at 6 months, he began rejecting most vegetables. His feeding problems have worsened since then to the point, today, where he will eat only breaded chicken strips, Tater Tots and vanilla ice cream (but…

I can’t offer much advice to parents of toddlers these days, but I can tell you this: Make recordings of your children’s voices while they’re young. You’re going to need to hear those little tykes someday. Trust me.