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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,...
  • Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg

    Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG — Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-...
  • August heats up with book events

    August heats up with book events
    A variety of readings, movies, children's events and other activities are being scheduled during August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Broward County Libraries. The library system was established as part of the Broward County...
  • Letter: Preservation is only at face value

    My husband and I used to frequent Algemac's Coffee Shop on San Fernando Road in Glendale when we lived in Silver Lake prior to buying our home in La Crescenta in 1986. We continued to enjoy it until it closed in 2006. We were pleased when the Glendale...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time" by Martin Gitlin; Scarecrow Press (430 pages, $65) It's one thing to argue whether "Seinfeld" is the greatest sitcom ever, as writer Martin Gitlin claims in...
  • Previous California droughts

     
    A look back at previous California droughts....
  • Wethersfield Putting Its History Down In Panels For Interpretive Trail

    WETHERSFIELD — America's first cavalry unit mustered in Wethersfield, the nation's first and second presidents both visited First Church, and the most famous elm tree in America once stood on the Broad Street green. Those are just a few of the...
  • 'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show

    'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show
    At the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, ambulance drivers get kickbacks for delivering patients, women regularly die from routine pregnancy complications and the chief of surgery's a strung-out cocaine addict who refuses to allow his black deputy to...