| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:49 AM
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - We descended into the belly of the Earth.
"It's going to take us just a couple of minutes to go underground. Does anybody have a problem going down in the dark?" our cheerful guide asked.
"Yes!" I screamed in my head. But I said...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Question: What does St. Peter’s Church in Rome and St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Hedgesville have in common?
Answer: The stained-glass windows in both churches were made by the Franz Mayer Co. in Germany.
The St. Bernadette windows were made...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:33 AM
For the 10th annual Kandy Kane Ball on Dec. 8, a semitrailer was parked outside Joe's Bar waiting to be filled with toys from the party, described by event organizers as the largest private toy drive in the city. More than 1,000 patrons, many clad in...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 2:36 AM
Could Notre Dame's success on the gridiron translate into economic benefit for the region?
That's the question nearly every official in the area has been pondering over the past few weeks.
The agency charged with boosting tourism in the area -- Visit...
| Dec 27, 2012
I have this problem. I made more New Year's Eve reservations than I can use. More than 100 of them, actually.
Which is why, for the 12th straight year (and the 17th time in the past 19 years), I'll be giving them away to nimble-fingered readers who ask....
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:45 PM
An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city's wedding scene has abandoned the nuptial industry rather than serve same-sex couples.
The owner of Discover Annapolis Tours said he decided to walk away from $50,000 in annual...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
During Kelly Coppedge's final conversation with her grandfather last Sunday, she says he was still thinking about Navy's football team.
"He asked, 'When's Navy playing and who are they playing?" Kelly Coppedge recalled Thursday.
J.O. "Bo" Coppedge,...
| Dec 12, 2012
Kristin Froehlich knew something was wrong with her mental abilities the moment she pulled into the parking lot of a sporting goods store last spring.
“Driving to Dick's Sporting Goods in Naperville, I pulled into the parking lot, and just sat...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:15 AM
When celebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were wed in a secret ceremony this year, the actors skipped the splashy Hollywood venue.
Instead, their reported 17th-century location in South Carolina boasted an onsite mansion, gardens and a working...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Soon party planners hoping to entice more guests to attend their events will be allowed to sell hard liquor, beer and wine at parks and other public facilities within the city's limits, following a vote this week of the City Council.
In approving the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Costa Mesa chic met New York City glamour last week as Tiffany & Co. hosted the celebrity-studded Blue Book Ball. A return to the 1920s "Jazz Age" social milieu was the central theme, embracing the glittering April week of events in the Big Apple...