| Oct 6, 2012
Roaring engines and crashing waves are the soundtrack for this week's Postcards dispatch.
Let's start with the engines.
Biketoberfest returns Oct. 18-21 in Volusia County, a magnet for motorcyclists worldwide interested in riding in the fall weather...
| May 25, 2013
The last time I went to the Webster Flea Market, a bargain-hunter's heaven in rural Sumter County, I was just a youngster.
My uncle, my parents and I watched a man buy a gorgeous cream pie, then walk away with the cardboard box tucked sideways under one...
| Apr 17, 2013
With National Tax Day having passed, and the IRS reporting that many Americans will get refunds of close to $3,000, some of us may be looking for “tax refund-worthy” destinations. Here are some deals to consider in Florida, the Bahamas and the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 12:52 AM
One person died and five were injured, one critically, in a Saturday crash that involved a car, an SUV and a motorcycle near southwest suburban Plainfield, officials said.
The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. at Route 126 and County Line Road, just...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Some things to do if you are a 21st-century American:
1. Look at the real-estate ads and realize that you could now afford to buy that $400,000 house whose price has dropped to $200,000. Except that you can't get a loan for the $200,000.
2. Be attracted...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Interested in purchasing a hulking, gun-carrying vehicle that was nicknamed the "meat-chopper" in World War II? How about a rare 12-ton towing vehicle designed to carry heavy artillery for the Nazis? Need an amphibious truck?
If you answered yes to any...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 9:43 AM
Like many in Gloucester and the surrounding area, Jake Forehand wanted to help the little girl found naked and emaciated living in squalor in a makeshift cage in her parents' trailer. Forehand was closer to the case than most people because he is an...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Darren Simons, a York County resident, became something of a local celebrity last year after he turned in $130 in cash he found in a parking lot.
When he found the money, Simons was in a tight spot. He had been laid off twice in the previous three years....
| Jun 17, 2011
The Welcome One Emergency Shelter in Belcamp operated by Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU) continues to provide excellent services for Harford County's homeless population.
Even faced with reduced funding, our exceptional donor...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:40 AM
A Father's Day motorcycle ride organized by a Gloucester Sheriff's Office investigator raised $1,500 for Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Jake Forehand, one of the investigators on the case involving the girl kept in a makeshift cage in a...
| Jun 28, 2011
In the high-cholesterol world of Midwestern state fairs, where dairy cows crowd 4-H barns and no food can escape the deep fryer, Norma "Duffy" Lyon was a giant.
For more than four decades, she was the queen of the butter sculpture.
Cows. Elvis. John...