Hefner, Roesler Honor Indiana Native Mary O’Connor at Playboy Mansion

LOS ANGELES — On Friday, Feb. 8, at the Playboy Mansion, a memorial service honoring the late Mary O’Connor had this underlying theme: Once a Hoosier, always a Hoosier. O’Connor, a 1946 Marion (Ind.) High School graduate, worked as Hugh Hefner’s secretary for 40 years. She was born Mary Eugenia Feuchtinger. When she passed away on Jan. 27, Hefner tweeted “We loved her more than words can say.” [Read the full article.]

‘Senior class trip’ morphs into fun family adventure in nation’s capital

Like most parents, my husband Jim and I anticipated mixed emotions during our son’s last year of high school.We sailed along smoothly until around December, when we were blindsided by another rite of passage: the Final Family Vacation. This morphed into the Blow-Out Spring Break Trip. Some local seniors had planned cruises together with their families and also headed to various beaches, typically taking friends along. [Read the full article.]