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  • Get an education about life during the Civil War

    The annual Battle of Townsend's Plantation and Civil War Festival is this weekend at Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora. Folks can see how the young and old lived during the Civil War and the way meals were prepared and...
  • Temple going for classic campus feel with new library

    Temple University has spent $1 billion over the last decade transforming itself from a commuter college into a residential school that can draw students nationally. It has added glassy classroom buildings, a ritzy skyscraper dorm and amenities such as...
  • Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
  • Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City

    Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City
    Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The...
  • Letter: The pros and cons of library upgrades

    Re: “Ballot wording in the works,” Jan. 14. Why not have a fifth referendum on the ballot, say a Measure “L” (the “L” standing for Library) regarding the Central Library renovation's scope, vis-a-vis its estimated...
  • Letter: Regarding zoning and library upgrades

    Letter: Regarding zoning and library upgrades
    I would like to expand on my League of Women Voter candidates’ forum responses, specifically with regard to zoning variances and the Burbank Central Library. I am not against zoning variances, but think they should be granted thoughtfully, and...
  • Avon Library Brings Back Local Author Festival This Summer

    Avon Library Brings Back Local Author Festival This Summer
    AVON — This summer, the Avon Free Public Library will reprise the local author festival it held last year and incorporate the writers into the farmers market it plans for July and August. The library announced that it is seeking area authors to...
  • For the Obama library, why not UIC ?

    For the Obama library, why not UIC ?
    If I were one of the people involved in the University of Illinois at Chicago's bid for Barack Obama's presidential library and museum, I'd be feeling pretty good about my chances right now.  The University of Chicago looked like it had the inside...
  • Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.

    Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.
    While many South Side residents share the hope that the library honoring the first African-American president will be built in the community where President Barack Obama rose to prominence, some are suspicious of the University of Chicago's motives for...
  • Obama library does not belong on park land

    Jackson Park recently enjoyed a variety of restorations. I walk through Jackson Park daily, enjoying heightened awareness of the season. The span of black trees and glistening snow is so beautiful. All this should not be altered. It is not a formal...
  • U. of C. should buy Obama library land

    What’s one of the biggest problems in the area bounding Washington Park or Jackson Park? Depopulation. If the University of Chicago wants the Barack Obama presidential library, why doesn’t it buy the land? The neighborhoods around the...