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  • New Year's hike takes in local history

    The Manchester Historical Society kicked off New Year' Day with its eighth annual walking tour of the Great Lawn on Hartford Road, part of the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District. At its peak in 1920, the Cheney family employed about 5,000...
  • Galaxy announces Steven Gerrard's 18-month deal on Wednesday

    Galaxy announces Steven Gerrard's 18-month deal on Wednesday
    The worst-kept secret in soccer is no longer secret. The Galaxy will announce Wednesday morning that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has agreed to an 18-month deal to play for Major League Soccer's defending champions beginning in July. And though...
  • Cold Temps and a Sense of History

    Cold Temps and a Sense of History
    The cold weather kept most people away from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's inaugural parade but not the Mullins family of North Brandford. They were drawn to the parade by a sense of history. "It's a big day,'' said Rob Mullins, who came with his two...
  • What's new in France and the Low Countries for 2015

    What's new in France and the Low Countries for 2015
    France and the Low Countries have a wealth of art, history, and tasty treats to share with visitors. While you'll never experience it all (thank goodness), if you're up-to-date, you'll get the most out of your time. Here's the sightseeing news for this...
  • Joy, Relief and Some Worries Accompany Malloy Inauguration

    Joy, Relief and Some Worries Accompany Malloy Inauguration
    HARTFORD — Dannel Malloy's second-term inauguration Wedneday brought smiles of jubilation and relief from Democratic loyalists, moment-of-history pleasures for non-partisan onlookers and a rather grim forecast from one guest. "He had a lot of...
  • Checking In With: Goat Hill Tavern makes list of 'Diviest Dive Bars'

    Checking In With: Goat Hill Tavern makes list of 'Diviest Dive Bars'
    Urban Dictionary — hey, what more appropriate source is there? — defines a dive bar as "a well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele." Costa Mesa's Goat Hill Tavern, which recently...
  • Jimmy Rollins hopes to help Dodgers make history

    Jimmy Rollins hopes to help Dodgers make history
    Jimmy Rollins was the shortstop of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 when they won their first World Series in 28 years. "It was like you made your mark in history," Rollins said. "The old-timers no longer have to worry about the 1980 team being the...
  • Terps lose control after halftime of 64-57 loss to Illinois

    Terps lose control after halftime of 64-57 loss to Illinois
    History awaited 11th-ranked Maryland here at the State Farm Center. A victory over an Illinois team that had lost its first two Big Ten games and then star guard Rayvonte Rice to a broken hand at practice Monday would have given this year’s Terps...
  • Review: 'Selma'

    Review: 'Selma'
    You can scan any director's resume at your peril, because their work is on the screen, and in the right circumstances, as with director Ava DuVernay's fine, full and confident "Selma," the work speaks for itself. DuVernay's previous films include the...
  • Former village president leads Heritage Center transformation

    Former village president leads Heritage Center transformation
    With a little help from her friends, former Clarendon Hills Village President Diane Hiller is working hard to bring the past to the present and future. Hiller is president of the Clarendon Hills Historical Society and has been focusing efforts on...
  • Vanishing Mount Vernon Inn mirrored national roadside style

    In car trips along southern highways, I've become a seasoned road warrior when it comes to motels — even motels where my fellow travelers come to the free breakfast bar in pajamas and bare feet. I witnessed that during recent holiday travels. Such...