| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After great pain, a formal feeling comes --
-- Emily Dickinson
Before the final chamber music concert of the season at the Clinton Library here in Little Rock, there was a celebratory reception. It should have been a gala evening, but it was the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:28 PM
If you liked last week's tip from Susie Beam about how to make picture frames using empty pasta boxes, we've got great news. The creative Nazareth resident had one more trick to show us that will turn an old T-shirt into a fashionable wardrobe accessory....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Some of the biggest names on the Central Florida food scene will check in next month at Books & Cooks, a fundraiser for the Mount Dora library. Gathering from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 will be Norman Van Aken, father of New World Cuisine and executive chef at...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
When it travels, which is rarely, the "Bay Psalm Book" has an entourage, including private security men. It's how superstars roll, as well as American history artifacts potentially worth as much as a winning lottery ticket.
Also like a superstar, the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Rockin’ at River Bottom II, a rock concert sponsored by the Town of Williamsport and Antietam Cable Television, is Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Williamsport’s River Bottom Park.
Those who arrive early are invited to check out the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Brian Dolinar's new book, "The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers," was released this summer, and if the title sounds dated it's because the book began its long road to publication in the late 1930s but was sidelined by two formidable obstacles —...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Anything with the word free in it is music to my ears.
I've recently discovered Freegal, a service that offers free weekly MP3 music downloads. All you need is a library card.
Visit FreegalMusic.com to get Top 10 hits like Daft Punk's summer anthem...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:50 PM
My computer's background wallpaper features the beach at Lanikai, which routinely appears on lists of the most beautiful in the world.
My daughter, who lives on Oahu, took us to several beaches on our Hawaiian vacation this summer, but this was my...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:03 PM
There will be a classic car cruise-in Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park, off U.S. 11.
The rain date will be Friday, Sept. 20.
Food will be available for purchase provided by the Ladies of the Williamsport Moose, Potomac Family Restaurant,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:29 PM
There are many fine books that concern the joys of walking around the city, and I would enthusiastically recommend "Walking Chicago: 31 Tours of the Windy City's Classic Bars, Scandalous Sites, Historic Architecture, Dynamic Neighborhoods, and Famous...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...