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  • Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback

    Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback
    Construction of the Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, Colo. — already years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget — was dealt another blow when the company building the facility was told it could walk away...
  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
  • A thankful community remembers veterans

    When Pastor Charles Seivard began the invocation to the Veterans' Day service at Oscar Swanson Park in North Grosvenordale, he brought home the import of the day. "Think of one individual who served," he said. "See their faces, speak their names, remember...
  • Wreaths Across America to honor veterans

    At noon Dec. 13, American Legion Post 219 in Fruitland Park will aid Wreaths Across America in honoring our veterans by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans in Shiloh Cemetery on Shiloh Street in Fruitland Park. Wreaths Across America pursues its...
  • 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...
  • Craft bazaars pop up all over the Peninsula

    Craft bazaars pop up all over the Peninsula
    Looking to get some holiday shopping done in the next couple of weeks? Consider one of the following craft shows in the region. From crafters with handcrafted hair bows to painters with works valued in the thousands, Peninsula arts and crafts shows...
  • Cookbook chefs to whip up tasty programs at the library

    W.T. Bland Public Library will present Cookbook Café, part of the "Mount Dora Gets Cooking @ the Library" series, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. The following chefs/authors, Ze' Carter, Lucille D'Armi-Riggio and...
  • Howard L. Smith Sr., teacher

    Howard L. Smith Sr., teacher
    Howard L. Smith Sr., a retired Baltimore County public schools science teacher who was a Korean War veteran, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from a stroke. He was 83. The son of Charles Smith, a Baltimore & Ohio...
  • It's the sounds of holiday music

    It's the sounds of holiday music
    Nothing beats live music for tuning into the holiday season. Choral and jazz concerts, madrigal dinners and more are coming to stages in the south suburbs this week and next. Calumet City The Governors State University Concert Chorale, previously...
  • Over 900 Pounds Of Baked Goods Donated To Enfield Cookies For Camouflage Drive

    Over 900 Pounds Of Baked Goods Donated To Enfield Cookies For Camouflage Drive
    ENFIELD – Over 900 pounds of donations were collected Sunday in the fifth annual Cookies for Camouflage campaign. Cookies for Camouflage was started by Enfield Hooah, a military support web site run by Enfield resident Lori Gates. Organizers...
  • Orlando Sentinel Etcetera Listing - LocalLabs

    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Boo at the Zoo: trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and kids' activities among the nocturnal animals. 5:30-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road,...