| May 26, 2011
| 4:33 PM
This postcard from the 1907 Shriners’ Convention in Los Angeles has been listed on EBay. The convention generated an almost endless assortment of pins, ribbons, plates, tumblers, postcards and other ephemera. I have never seen this one before....
| May 27, 2011
| 9:36 PM
From the Fairbanks Lawn to its Masonic Lodge, the cemetery has become a unique concert venue. Never mind the more than slightly macabre fact that it's home to a hundreds of buried remains. Never mind that many of these graves......
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:37 AM
Anyone who has felt affection for Sir Gus, the Bahia Shrine's camel for the past eight years, will be happy to know that the Asian dromedary has a permanent home at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens west of Sanford. “The Bahia Shriners are...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:23 AM
1. ZZ TOP Boogie-woogie rock group ZZ Top was just a little ol’ band from Texas in the late 1970s when MTV came along and found the long-beards-and-sunglasses look was ready made for videos. Suddenly in 1983, its eighth (!)......
| Aug 15, 2010
| 12:37 PM
The Scottish Rite Masons of Grand Rapids hosted the 7th annual Teddy Bear Scramble at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale Sunday. The event benefits The West Michigan Learning Center for Children, a tutoring center that focuses on helping children with...
| Sep 8, 2010
You just don't get a juicier slice of Americana than hearing roaring engines compete with classic rock 'n' roll through a haze of grilling burger smoke. Burbankers, along with surrounding area residents, were recently treated to just such a heaping...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 7:15 PM
There were plenty of smiles to go around in York today.The heavy rain didn't discourage 500 peoplefrom showing up at Farquhar Park throughout the afternoon for a back- to- school event hosted by the Prince Hall Freemasons of York. The Freemasons gave away...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 8:11 AM
It was eight days before the fourth installment of Baltimore Fashion Week, and suddenly Sharan Nixon had no place to hold it.
In a couple of days a crew from New York City was scheduled to arrive to erect a 16,000-square-foot tent.
“Wow, I have...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 9:27 AM
They're known for their circuses, hospitals, and kind deeds. Now, one Shriner in Grand Rapids is literally going the extra mile to help sick kids get life changing treatment.
68-year-old Mike Rooze is a retired construction worker who has made...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 6:40 PM
A man said to have healing powers with just his look will be in Indianapolis soon. Braco will appear at the Indiana Freemasons' Hall Friday and Saturday.
Believers say he’s cured them of paralysis, allergies, tumors and many more ailments but...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 7:39 PM
In a few days a performance hall in Kansas City will come alive with music and art in a benefit show to help kids and adults with arthritis. The impresario putting it all together is Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever Kasie Goodfellow.