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What’s happening

What’s happening around the metro-east, southern IL, St. Louis, MO area with events near me. Events include fish fries, dances, concerts, flea markets, games and more fun activities happening around the local area.

Living

CES 2017 innovation awards: Hottest tech coming this year

CES 2017 showed off the latest and hottest tech toys, smart phones and high-definition televisions in the business - as well as new products never before seen. The 2017 innovation awards, described by the Consumer Electronics Show as "honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products," highlight the top tech in various fields, which are voted on by a three-member team of industry members. Here are 31 items that won an innovation award for the 2017 show and may find there way into your home this year.

Public Records

Blotter

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of local law enforcement agencies and court clerks. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Living

Living with Children: Vaping and peer pressure

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the "cool" kids. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Living

Ex-etiquette: Bonus-mom harboring anger, resentment

Q: My husband and I have 7, "yours, mine, and ours" children. My husband also has a terrible ex that doesn't understand boundaries and has caused many issues by using his children to try to divide us. It didn't work. Their children are now 12, 17, and 19.

Public Records

Blotter

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of local law enforcement agencies and court clerks. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

BND Magazine

Top 2016 recipe requests you decided were worth another nibble

News-Democrat readers who enjoy cooking asked food editor Suzanne Boyle for help a lot in 2016. Here are five recipes for some of the most-requested dishes: Carrot Poke Cake, Slow ‘N’ Crispy Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Panera Bread’s Autumn Squash Soup, Slow-Cooker Orange Molasses BBQ Ribs and Sweet & Saltines (aka Crack).

Home & Garden

The mistakes professional organizers always notice (that you don't)

January is a month filled with good intentions, willingness to succeed and drive. The momentum triggered by a new year and promises to keep our resolutions transpires into all areas of life from working toward a promotion to eating healthier and taking better care of our relationships. By default, it's also the month where we often vouch to finally declutter our closets, get our kitchen cupboards organized or conquer our bathroom product spillover. But while our intentions might be good and pure, our technique to achieving our goals may not be as solid as we think.

Videos

Mexican restaurant owner uses grandma's mole recipe

Juan Ramirez opened his restaurant about two months ago and offers authentic Mexican cuisine. He talks about his grandmother's mole sauce and how ranchero sauce is "kind of like ketchup".
mcooley@bnd.com
Mexican restaurant owner uses grandma's mole recipe 2:12

Mexican restaurant owner uses grandma's mole recipe

Ever wonder why we make New Year's resolutions? 1:54

Ever wonder why we make New Year's resolutions?

Tires 101: Be prepared for winter weather 2:09

Tires 101: Be prepared for winter weather

'Thelma Lou' from The Andy Griffith Show turns 90 2:27

'Thelma Lou' from The Andy Griffith Show turns 90