| Jul 17, 2013
Few people were prepared for the tide of runaway slaves that washed over the battered old port of Yorktown after Union troops occupied it in May 1862.
Though the exodus began as a trickle, so many fugitive blacks fled into the fortified town that...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Quaker Steak & Lube will celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 by giving away wings.
Here’s how the promotion works: Diners who donate a non-perishable item to benefit The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula from July 22 through July 29...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Gaze into the 150-year-old photograph of Pennsylvania Quaker Sarah Cadbury and you may not see anything particularly special.
But behind her unassuming expression and plain-Jane hairdo stirred a revolutionary devotion to human freedom.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“The Manor,” Mac Griswold’s meticulous scholarly history of an estate and a family, begins with an eerie discovery.
As Griswold is boating around Shelter Island, near the eastern tip of Long Island, she spies “a big yellow house,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Inmate advocates were left disappointed by their conversation with California prison officials Tuesday, the first such meeting since a statewide hunger strike began two weeks ago.
The inmates are seeking improvements in prison conditions...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:07 PM
The Quaker City String Band takes its unique form of entertainment to audiences all over the world. Quaker City has entertained the people of Cuba, Mexico, England, Canada, France and Italy. Since 1986, the band has performed in Galveston, Texas for their...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Visit the Hays House Museum in Bel Air Sunday at 1 p.m. and explore the health issues and illnesses that plagued 18th century women and children.
Visitors will see a display of historic medical equipment and find out about herbal medicines, midwifery...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Bob Harper, best known as the gregarious, never-give-up fitness trainer co-host of the television show "The Biggest Loser," gets a little crabby when he can't work out. He thinks people, in general, are lazy. And he misses his longtime former co-host,...
| Feb 11, 2012
100 Years Ago
Spirit and kick
"Misses Lillian Schultz and Mary Merceron attended one of the performances of "Ben Hur" at the New Academy of Music.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rider and daughter of "Sherwood," have been visiting Mrs. H. Newton
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:50 AM
With performers like Margaux Hayes, Richard McGhee III, Abu Carter, David Brown, Kevin Lamkins and Jill Friedman, it's easy to imagine heading to the Bright Star Vision fundraiser, which supports educational projects in the Volta Region of Ghana, just for...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Whatever the election results in November, we and other Quaker groups across the country recognize and emphasize that a balanced budget requires a balanced approach. The balance that concerns us is that between Pentagon spending that has nearly doubled in...