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  • Fall celebrated with local festivals

     Fall celebrated with local festivals
    Hayrides, pumpkin and pie contests, carnival rides and more will be offered at upcoming fall festivals in Orland Park, Mokena, Tinley Park, New Lenox and Plainfield. Starting Thursday, Sept. 25 and running through Sunday, Sept. 28, American Legion...
  • Mayor drops idea of floating docks during Newport candidates forum

    Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill intends to stop pursuing the idea of trying floating docks instead of moorings in the harbor, he said during a City Council candidates forum Monday night. The concept, which he introduced at the outset of his term as...
  • Otis M. 'Jim' Long

    Otis M. 'Jim' Long
    Otis M. "Jim" Long, a retired Maryland state trooper who survived the sinking of his aircraft carrier during World War II, died Thursday at Harbor Hospital of complications from a fall. He was 87. The son of Nathaniel O. Long and Vera M. Long, Otis...
  • Wellington Post 390 wins state title

    Wellington Post 390 wins state title
    Chris Reyka Memorial Wellington American Legion Post 390 manager Tony Viscusi believed his team had a good opportunity to win a state title in just its second year of existence. "I felt our chances were very good considering the pitching depth and...
  • Marines getting warm welcome home after tour in Afghanistan

    Marines getting warm welcome home after tour in Afghanistan
    Marines returning home from the combat zone in Afghanistan got a warm welcome Monday. Karla Smiley and her Military Heroes Support Foundation hosted a homecoming celebration for 10 Marines at the American Legion in Pompano Beach. Some had no family to...
  • City to remember 9/11 with ceremony Thursday

    Thirteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a sunny New York City day turned to tragedy as two planes hit the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. A special 9/11 recognition ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Highway,...
  • Fall brings haunted tours of Havre de Grace through November

    It's spooky, dear readers! Haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 or email admin@mainstreethdg.com for details. Welcome to autumn! Acquire your fall harvest of pumpkins...
  • Wheaton's American Legion team knocked out by Elgin

    Despite winning the District 11 Conference outscoring opponents 58-6 en route to a 6-0 mark, Wheaton's American Legion baseball team was knocked out of the District Tournament by Elgin 3-0 on July 25. Players from Wheaton Academy, Glenbard North,...
  • Crescenta Valley Briefs: YMCA of the Foothills to launch new Tribes season; National Night Out Tuesday

    The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers. Participants take part in games, camping trips, ceremonies and family adventures....
  • American Legion Baseball: RCP Wins Northern Division, Moves On

    BRISTOL – After defeating Simsbury in the Northern Division bracket of the American Legion state tournament on Sunday, the team of Rocky Hill, Cromwell and Portland had two chances to advance to the state championship. It missed its first chance...
  • Phillies still quiet but Red Sox ship Lester to Oakland on deadline day

    Phillies still quiet but Red Sox ship Lester to Oakland on deadline day
    All might be quiet on the Phillies' overhaul front but Boston and Oakland fired the first salvo on baseball's trade deadline day by swapping Jon Lester and Yeonis Cespedes in a blockbuster deal. … Penn State will play Drexel in a men's basketball...