For years, Chris Noth was known pretty much as a musician. In the 1970s, he played with the band Natty Scratch, and for the past 10 years he has taught guitar lessons at Davenport's River Music Experience.

Last year your father-in-law bought you golf clubs. There was just one problem: you don’t golf. So, into the garage they went, precariously placed on top of the toddler clothing your teenage daughter once wore, a long-neglected craft table, lawn chairs, and a cracked sled.

Cohousing is a community-focused living arrangement, where residents share space, chores and fellowship. The idea started in Denmark in the 1960s and has spread across Europe and the U.S.

Alma Gaul