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Memorial Day

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
  • 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...
  • Thursday: Phillies at Marlins, 6:10 p.m.

    6:10 p.m., Marlins Park, Miami On the mound RHP Kyle Kendrick (3-8, 4.22) vs. LHP Brad Hand (0-1, 6.38): Kendrick in five June starts went 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA, nine walks and 23 strikeouts in 34 innings. During his 24 major league innings this season,...
  • East Hampton Council Approves Contract For Work At Sears Park

    EAST HAMPTON – A park on Lake Pocotopaug was the setting for an outdoor meeting of the town council Tuesday, where members approved a contract for repairs to the Sears Park beach. With children splashing in the lake and boats cruising by, the...
  • Miami Marlins to don red, white and blue July 4 caps

    Miami Marlins to don red, white and blue July 4 caps
    The Miami Marlins along with the 29 other major league teams will wear special New Era Stars and Stripes caps for Independence Day. Unlike the Memorial Day digital camouflage editions, these don’t integrate any of the team’s colors. The...
  • Broadway Forecast: July 4 Soft, but Fireworks to Follow

    Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day: A lot of holidays bring an annual sales spike at the Broadway box office. July 4 isn't one of them. Unlike those other nationwide fetes, the Fourth pretty reliably signals the first slippage of the...
  • Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads

    Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads
    Traffic may seem lighter than usual during the commuter work week, but it is expected to increase on the holiday weekend. AAA estimates 2.3 million Illinoisans will be traveling for the holiday weekend, a 2.2 percent increase from 2013, and two million of...