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  • Local volunteer historian receives national award

    Gloucester volunteer and historical committee member William Lawrence has been chosen to receive a national award of merit for leadership in history from the American Association for State and Local History. Lawrence was honored for his dedication to...
  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • Hop to it on microbrew tour

    Hop to it on microbrew tour
    Tour guides not only should be knowledgeable but also able to convey information in a fun and engaging way. This skill comes more easily for some than others, but PA Brew Tours guide Tom Labanc has an ace up his sleeve decades of experience as a high...
  • Quick, hide the past

    "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." --Party slogan, "1984" It is an essential part of the totalitarian mentality -- excuse me, not mentality, but to use today's neo-non-word, mindset. As if approved...
  • Area residents receive degrees

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, Albany, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 16. Area graduates are: Carly Krall, Perkasie, J.D. ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, held graduation ceremonies May 25. Area graduates are: Allison Amershek, Mahanoy City, bachelor of science...
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • Bob Kealing book to become Sandra Bullock movie

    Bob Kealing book to become Sandra Bullock movie
    UPDATED: WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing has hit the jackpot in Hollywood. His book "Tupperware Unsealed" will become a Sandra Bullock movie, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com report. That's like hitting the Hollywood jackpot twice. Bullock,...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Ronstadt Among Presidential Medal of Arts Recipients

    Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones, Albert Maysles and John Kander are among the recipients of this year's National Medal of Arts, which President Obama will present at the White House on Monday. Also on the list of recipients were...
  • Olympia Fields has designs on another U.S. Open

     Olympia Fields has designs on another U.S. Open
    Olympia Fields members joke about having not only the world's largest locker room, but also the world's largest heating and air-conditioning bill. The scale of the club is remarkable. At its grandest, more than 1,000 members traversed four 18-hole...
  • Md. health agency cutting back on facilities it inspects

    Md. health agency cutting back on facilities it inspects
    The Maryland health agency responsible for overseeing medical facilities, including the group home where a disabled foster child died this month, is moving to reduce the number of facilities it inspects across the state — even as it acknowledges...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...