Cindy Hoedel

Cindy Hoedel: Five things I will miss most about an isolated Cuba

Historic changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba are coming. Having traveled legally to the island in 2002, my feelings about the breakthrough are mixed. As I watched President Obama outline his vision of increased travel and commerce between our countries, I couldn’t kick the sensation that — poof! — one of the world’s last truly exotic destinations has vanished.

Jeneé Osterheldt

At the new PowerPlay, crashing and bashing my cares away

The perfect antidote to holiday stress is bumper cars, a laser maze and kids. On a Saturday, while everyone was shopping, columnist Jeneé Osterheldt went to the new PowerPlay. The entertainment center that has long been in Shawnee quietly opened in the Northland this fall, and it’s ripe for bumper cars, laser tag and the like.

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