| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline.
While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:14 AM
NEW YORK — For a day or a weekend sparkling with the season's spirit, there's no topping the Big Apple, with a twinkling Norway spruce towering over the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, story-telling department store windows and the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Gaylord Palms resort will say "Merry Madagascar" to guests for its ICE! exhibit this year.
Elaborately carved, colorful ice pieces, created by Chinese artisans, will reconstruct the story of "Merry Madagascar," an animated short released by DreamWorks...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Those who knew William Donald Schaefer from all walks of life — as an employer, a leader or just another Baltimore resident — gathered on a warm, breezy Tuesday at City Hall to pay their final respects to the former mayor and councilman.
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:21 PM
For the most part, hugs are gone — wiped out by the political-correctness mob who rise up with moral righteousness to stop free speech and free expression and as a result, no hugs — symbolic of all that ails us.
Maybe the more apt term is...
| Feb 25, 2011
Shaped like a string of boxcars that tumbled off the CSX rail line, Chicago Ridge is a working-class southwestern suburb known for the regional mall that attracts shoppers like a magnet.
Thanks to its abundance of modest multifamily housing, Chicago...
| Dec 29, 2010
For 35 years, the Spero family has been celebrating Christmas Eve serenading their neighbors.
"It's one time a year that's really special," said Sandy Spero, a graduate of Burbank High School, along with her children and grandchildren who join in the...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 1:27 AM
In a revealing twist to the ongoing Dee Hart-Ha'sean Clinton-Dix recruiting saga, the latter unveiled some interesting news Friday night during a routine interview about the upcoming Under Armour All-American Game.
"When it comes down to me signing on...
| Jan 6, 2011
Because I left Mexico when I was 6, my recollections of our holiday traditions are often dreamlike and vague.
But my memory of Three Kings Day, or el Día de los Reyes Magos, remains vivid because it came right after Christmas, in the first week of...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 11:13 AM
Some come for the camaraderie; it's like a Santa support group.
Some come to learn the basics.
Consider first-timer Jim Robinson, a retired and rotund band director from Alabama who now lives in Chicago.
A friend suggested Robinson consider landing...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:07 PM
We asked Chicago and suburban residents: 'What holiday tradition are you most looking forward to?' Here's what they had to say:
Grace Alfano - 75, Willowbrook - "For Christmas Eve my husband dresses up as Santa Claus. We used to have a lot more of the...