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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • 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...
  • Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again

    Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again
    Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford. Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
  • Florida lands 10 of the top 25 beaches in the U.S.

    Florida lands 10 of the top 25 beaches in the U.S.
    Why should Dr. Beach have all the fun? While his famous best beaches in the U.S. list for 2014 won't come out until Memorial Day weekend, the folks over at TripAdvisor have corralled their user reviews to come out with their second annual Travelers'...
  • The seven essential tools every grill cook needs for Memorial Day

    The seven essential tools every grill cook needs for Memorial Day
    It’s Memorial Day weekend. Are you ready to get your grill on? With the smells of charcoal and propane beginning to perfume backyards across the nation, now is the perfect time to take stock of your equipment. Whether you’re an old hand or...
  • For Memorial Day weekend, Saucey booze delivery app comes with free bartender

    Can't get to the liquor store and need a bottle of tequila stat? There are apps for that. Including Saucey, a new liquor delivery app "that gets hooch to your house swiftly."  Order and pay for booze via the app and a Saucey driver will be dispatched to...
  • Tennis: Tetteh, Qing, McFadden, Steele capture PTPA Memorial Day singles titles

    Tennis: Tetteh, Qing, McFadden, Steele capture PTPA Memorial Day singles titles
    Leonard Tetteh (men’s 4.5), Jimmy Qing (men’s 4.0), Josh McFadden (men’s 3.5) and Diane Steele (women’s 3.5 round robin) won singles titles in rated divisions Monday at the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association’s Memorial...
  • 9 pie recipes for Memorial Day weekend: Classic apple, berry and more

    9 pie recipes for Memorial Day weekend: Classic apple, berry and more
    After all the grilling this weekend, you'll want to finish your meal on a sweet note. So why not indulge in summer's sweet produce with a pie? It's easy to pick one up on the go, but we've got some recipes that any home cook can master in no time....
  • Garden experts offer tips on growing great veggies, especially tomatoes

     Garden experts offer tips on growing great veggies, especially tomatoes
    While April showers bring May flowers, the month of May is the official start of the season for warm-weather crops like tomatoes and peppers. Why May? By the time Memorial Day rolls around, May's soil is toasty warm, a condition that tomatoes and...
  • The heat is on! Where to cool down at splash pads

    The heat is on! Where to cool down at splash pads
    With highs soaring into the 90s and summer vacation rapidly approaching, parents who want to keep their kids cool and entertained as they burn off excess energy can hit Central Florida's dozens of splash pads, most free but some with a small fee. Below...
  • Developer of 'G.I. Joe' dies at 86

    Just days before Memorial Day comes the news that Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has died. He was 86, foxnews.com reports. He died of cancer early Thursday at Home &...
  • Rumors of U.S. haven for families spur rise in illegal immigration

    Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala. But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...