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  • Summer Learning Program Keeps Children Focused, Gaining Skills

    Summer Learning Program Keeps Children Focused, Gaining Skills
    Last spring, organizers of Y-BELL, an innovative, educational program for Hartford's youth, were trying to raise money to help more kids benefit from this experience designed to combat summer learning loss. "We were able to reach our goal," says James...
  • Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike

    Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike
    We stood on the edge of the precipice, stunned momentarily by a sign we had not anticipated when we arrived for our long-planned plunge into the Gorges du Verdon, the French version of the Grand Canyon near Provence. In dire terms, the sign warned of...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • YMCA adds lights to soccer field, draws after-dark players

    TAVARES — Staying fit under the stars is now an option for members of the Golden Triangle YMCA after the recent addition of lights illuminating its outdoor soccer fields. The four new light poles are equipped with electrical outlets and generate...
  • Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT

    Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT
    The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
  • Harry Peterson, WWII veteran and food exec, dies

     Harry Peterson, WWII veteran and food exec, dies
    Harry M. "Top" Peterson wasn't much of a cook, his family said, but he knew the chemistry of food inside and out, and used that expertise to become an innovator in the food processing industry. After spending a year at Kraft Foods as a chemist in the...
  • 3-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting in Waverly

    3-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting in Waverly
    A 3-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet Friday after a gunman opened fire in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood, the latest shooting in a spike in gun violence. The girl, identified by her father as McKenzie Elliott, was on a porch in the...
  • Shaquille O'Neal shows that Uncle Tickles knows best

    Shaquille O'Neal shows that Uncle Tickles knows best
    Boys just want to have fun, even when they're 7 feet tall and one-man industries. When Shaquille O'Neal bought his waterfront house in Orlando, he loved to ride his water scooter around the lake. Problem was, there weren't usually any waves. So Shaq...
  • Bethlehem YMCA landlord convicted of stealing rent money

    They had seen their share of hard times, the men and women who took the witness stand this week during the theft trial of their landlord at the Bethlehem YMCA's affordable housing unit. One tenant testified from a wheelchair that he can barely read,...
  • Boy battling cancer gets lesson from former E Street Band drummer

    Boy battling cancer gets lesson from former E Street Band drummer
    When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him ask for a drum set. He had never been musically inclined or particularly liked music, Newhard says. But Wyatt, who since age 3...
  • Open House at Suburban North YMCA offer info on programs and opportunities Aug. 11

    Suburban North YMCA in Catasauqua is holding an Open House 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 11. Staff will be available to answer questions and give details about the Y's various programs, according to the YMCA's website. Guests will be able to register for Y...