| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
As America celebrates its 237th birthday over Fourth of July 2013, television networks will again have several programs of all types airing during the holiday, which falls on a Thursday this year but will perhaps carry over through the weekend for...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Three middle school students from Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn have accomplished something that hasn't been done before. The books they wrote as part of an English as a Second Language program were recently published by the American Reading Co....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A new toy store has opened in Colonial Williamsburg.
The William Pitt Store, located on the northwest corner of Duke of Gloucester and Botetourt Streets, is located in a historic building and was formerly known as the Davidson Shop.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Former Petoskey resident Jacqueline Zipp Kenyon passed away July 31, 2013, at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor.
Jackie was born Nov. 27, 1928, in Petoskey, the daughter of Wilbur and Naomi (Carrier) Zipp. She grew up on Mitchell Street in Petoskey and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The barges long ago stopped plying the 180-mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal between Georgetown and Cumberland, Md.
But along its path, glimpses of the past remain — from lock houses and aqueducts to dams and pump houses.
If these old structures...
| Aug 18, 2013
Re "Egypt military crackdown on Islamists kills hundreds," Aug. 15
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's tragic inability to rule with an inclusive hand — but instead with an arbitrary, arrogantly draconian and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- Ages of Revolution: How Old Were They on July 4, 1776? (Journal of......
| Aug 14, 2013
Wheaton College snagged 13 spots on the Princeton Review's college rankings, but students most likely won't be toasting to anything.
Not with an alcoholic drink, anyway.
The Christian College once again snagged top spots for its low alcohol and low...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Mary Julia "Peggy" Arcidiacono, 89, of Hagerstown passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.
Born July 29, 1923, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Julia M. (Topper) Fitzgerald....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Sunday's column about Tavares High band director Jeremy Langford's leaving Lake County, where his family lives, for a job teaching in Connecticut drew considerable response from readers, and all of it in the same vein.
Let's just say that nobody wrote...
| Jul 4, 2013
Had it not been for America's founding conservatives, we would not be celebrating Independence Day on July 4. In fact, it's unlikely we would be celebrating our independence at all.
Few people today realize how similar the Revolutionary era was to our...