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  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill
    This timeless trip begins with a classic ride. "The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House. His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all.  At...
  • Let Them Drive As You Drink Up The History Of Beer With Boston Brew Tour

    Let Them Drive As You Drink Up The History Of Beer With Boston Brew Tour
    With the wild success of both the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, there is reason to celebrate of late, so why not give fans another opportunity to raise a glass. In Cambridge, Mass., the Boston Brew Tour beckons. This one is for the adults....
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park

    Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park
    On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history. Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Amistad Center Receives Prestigious Grant To Support Education Programs

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is one of only 12 museums in the nation - and the only one in Connecticut - to receive a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), as part of the Museum Grants for African American History...
  • Richard W. Parsons, Baltimore County librarian

    Richard W. Parsons, Baltimore County librarian
    Richard William Parsons, a retired Baltimore County librarian who also spent nearly 50 years as a residential advocate for Towson, died of cancer Monday at his Woodbine Avenue home. He was 87. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the son of...
  • DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day

    DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day
    Chicago's DuSable Museum is not, at this point in its relatively brief history, an all-day experience. You can take in the permanent and special exhibitions and walk the parkland grounds in a scant few hours. But in a city packed with museums that'll test...
  • 'Destiny' expands with new online content

    GamerHub.tv "Halo" developer Bungie has another hit on its hands. Activision sold over $500 million of "Destiny" into retail stores worldwide on day one, making the online sci-fi title the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. It's also...
  • So what makes a good university president, anyway?

    If you're a Gator, and maybe even if you aren't, chances are you remember John Lombardi, president of the University of Florida in the 1990s. When I think about what makes a good university president I think of Lombardi, not just because he was...
  • Gordon, Badgers recharged for Bowling Green

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Wisconsin - INSIDE SLANT The 19th-ranked Badgers (1-1) are well-rested and ready to unleash star tailback Melvin Gordon. The Badgers have a tough game following the bye week when Bowling Green comes to Madison....
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...