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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast

     The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast
    The year the American war for independence ended, 1781, the United States adopted the Articles of Confederation as its preferred form of government. Even a cursory glance at the Articles reveals that the first clause in the most famous speech in...
  • Scarecrows wanted for annual contest and expo

    Scarecrows wanted for annual contest and expo
    The sixth annual Scarecrow Expo and Build-Off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 during the Leesburg Saturday Morning Market at Towne Square on Main Street. Scarecrows can be created at the event or taken to the event already built by noon Oct....
  • Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself....
  • Give me the beaten path and keep your B&B

    Give me the beaten path and keep your B&B
    It was invisible on Google Maps, but that was irrelevant anyway, as the reception bars had long faded from my phone. Through the dimming mountain evening, detouring east on a trip north, I was searching for a bed-and-breakfast. "It's the third house...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Walktober At Nathan Hale Homestead

    Connecticut Landmarks' Nathan Hale Homestead will offer three walking tours in October, as part of The Last Green Valley's Walktober, which invites participants to experience the beauty of nature with more than 100 free guided walks, hikes, paddles and...
  • Baltimoreans take pride in anthem and the 'O' [Letter]

    Baltimoreans take pride in anthem and the 'O' [Letter]
    Born and raised here, a true "Son of Baltimore," I have witnessed the evolution and controversy of the "O!" sung during "The Star-Spangled Banner" since its origins in the cheap seats of Memorial Stadium some 30-plus years ago ("Stop desecrating the...
  • Visit museums for free Saturday

    Visit museums for free Saturday
    If you’ve been thinking about taking the family to check out one of the Lehigh Valley’s local museums, there’s no better day than Saturday.   Entrance to 11 Lehigh Valley museums will be free Saturday as part of Museum Day Live!...
  • Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ goes Colonial for a day

    Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ goes Colonial for a day
    When Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ was turned into a hospital for the injured and dying during the American Revolution, parishioners learned the true meaning of hospitality. Today, the "Liberty Bell Church" still prides itself on its hospitality...
  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture....
  • Poquoson church hosting a block party

    The 40-member Poquoson Apostolic Church will host a public block party at the Poquoson pool parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be free pizza, soda, face painting, live music and an inflatable slide, among other activities. "It's an opportunity...
  • Museum director to speak about Yorktown Victory Center progress

    James S. Holloway, director of museum education and operations for the Yorktown Victor Center, will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House about the progress of the center. The center is being transformed into the American...