| Dec 23, 2012
| 10:18 PM
Dennis Afanasev, who grew up in Williamsburg, finished in the top 32 of the boys 14-and-under division at the Orange Bowl tournament in south Florida, one of the top youth tennis events in the world.
After winning four matches in the qualifying rounds,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Hiding inside the identity of someone else — someone recently disappeared, or murdered, for example — is a theme running through all sorts of crime fiction (Patricia Highsmith's Ripley mysteries) as well as cinematic variations on that theme...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Margaery Tyrell's family has offered her up as bride for creepy King Joffrey on HBO's "Game of Thrones," but according to actress Natalie Dormer, she's no pawn of Westeros politics.
Dormer, probably most familiar in the U.S. for her role as Anne Boleyn...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Former Williamsburg resident Toni Novack of Fort Myers, Fla., is on the Alice Marble Cup team that is representing the U.S. in women’s 60-and-over competition in the International Tennis Federation Super Seniors World Championships in Umag, Croatia....
| Mar 8, 2011
| 1:09 PM
From LAX, Lufthansa offers connecting service (change of plane) to Zagreb. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $462. Two buses leave daily from Zagreb to Krk and Rab islands. Regular bus service connects the islands, although the...
| Mar 13, 2011
HOW TO CHOOSE A SOBE
Look for sobe owners who have brochures or photos of their accommodations.
Always view the room before paying.
Feel free to negotiate the price.
Make sure the owner speaks English so that your needs are understood.
Go with your...
| Mar 13, 2011
He was the least aggressive among the dozens of locals waving sobe signs in our faces.
My fiancé, Jay, and I had just stepped off the ferry onto the Croatian island of Korcula, where the placard-carriers were standing on the dock, competing with one...
| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:26 PM
I love the knack Croatians have for taking a humble stretch of rocky shoreline and turning it into a wildly romantic bar or cafe. At Valentino Bar in the coastal town of Rovinj, the woman who runs the place hands out pillows as you arrive — an...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:02 PM
I hadn't heard anything about defrocked Olympic track and field champion Marion Jones in the three months since her one-year WNBA career ended when she was waived in July by the Tulsa Shock, which went on to become one of the worst teams in pro sports...
| Apr 22, 2012
It's been a long six years to finally arrive at Happily Ever After.
Along the way there were missed connections and travails that spanned continents.
And that's just the early chapter of the love story of Chicago graduate students Ditte Munch-Hansen,...