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Memorial Day

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  • More winning patriotic essays by South Windsor students

    Please enjoy this final set of winning essays from the South Windsor Patriotic Commission's patriotic essay contest. These are the third-place winners in each grade category: Why We Should Celebrate Patriotic Holidays By Gautam Chasmawala, Grade 5,...
  • Grilling cauliflower is not as outlandish as it may sound

    Grilling cauliflower is not as outlandish as it may sound
    If you considered Memorial Day Weekend the official start of the grilling season (as lots of people do), and July 4th as one of its main events, then around now you may be entering the midsummer grilling doldrums. You're looking for something new to liven...
  • How Bruce Thompson and John Lawson became development partners

    Virginia Beach hotelier Bruce Thompson and CEO John Lawson of W.M. Jordan Co. in Newport News are collaborating now on the redevelopment of the historic Cavalier Hotel site and on a $126 million convention center in downtown Norfolk. Virginia Business...
  • Six Flags' Drop of Doom opening delayed again

     
    "Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom" the ride which when opened will be the world's tallest and fastest drop ride has hit yet another snag and its opening has been delayed yet again. The ride the which will be attached to Kingda Ka roller coaster as originally...
  • Fireworks Reactions

     
    I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......
  • Fireworks sellers across the border battle for Chicago buyers

    Fireworks sellers across the border battle for Chicago buyers
    Most Americans slow down their work routines as July Fourth approaches. But for Miranda Panos, the first days of this month are the most hectic of the year. Panos, a manager at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond, Ind., works from 8 a.m. to midnight in the...
  • July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops

    July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops
    Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed. They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
  • Lehigh Valley D-Day hero honored for sacrifice

    If you visit the Cambridge American Cemetery in England, you'll find a new visitor center that includes a Sacrifice Gallery with panels honoring 17 individuals who lost their lives in World War II. One of them is Technical Sgt. William R. Benn, one of...
  • What patriotism means to local students

    In last week's edition of the ReminderNews, we ran excerpts from the first-place winners of the patriotic essay competition run by the South Windsor Patriotic Commission in each grade category. What follows is excerpts from the second- and third-place...
  • Stars and Stripes Jeeps color Independence Day

    Stars and Stripes Jeeps color Independence Day
    No vehicle elicits greater feelings of freedom, adventure and patriotism like the Jeep. Two Jeeps in particular, a 1976 CJ-5 and a 2002 Jeep Liberty, wear their patriotic hearts on their galvanized sleeves. Painted in American flags, the Stars and...
  • 'Big Brother' Tops Quiet Night; NBC's 'Taxi Brooklyn' Rises

    The Wednesday prior to the start of a holiday weekend produced lower-than-usual scores for veteran reality series "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance," though the former remained the night's top program in demos. Reversing the trend was NBC's...