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Memorial Day

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  • Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops

    Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops
    Many Americans take the day off on the Fourth of July, but not Miranda Panos: She's in the fireworks business. She plans to work until midnight Friday at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond. There's usually one last surge around 10 p.m., she said, when...
  • Are holidays like the 4th more trouble than they're worth?

    I’m not too interested, frankly, in how you’re going to spend your Fourth. I’m more curious about how you spent your third, and your second. If you’re like many other working people, you spent them cramming. You spent them...
  • IndyCar racing was back at Pocono this weekend, but will it return?

    IndyCar racing was back at Pocono this weekend, but will it return?
    Traffic may have been an issue on certain roads and highways in the Poconos as the Fourth of July weekend came to a close on Sunday night. But it wasn't a problem outside Pocono Raceway in Monroe County. First, a very fast Pocono IndyCar 500 —...
  • 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...
  • Ladies, get your surfboard on with surfing lessons in Ocean City

    Ladies, get your surfboard on with surfing lessons in Ocean City
    If the Dew Tour has put you in the mood to try something a little more extreme than your usual beach routine, Michelle Sommers has just the thing. Sommers is giving women the opportunity to check off learning how to surf from their bucket list with...
  • 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,...