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  • Congregation to host Israeli artisan event

    Congregation to host Israeli artisan event
    Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim is hosting an Israeli artisan event on Aug. 24. Jewelry, Judaica and other crafted items by Israeli artists will be on sale between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the temple, 1201 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield. The...
  • After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking

    After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
    Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal...
  • Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group

    Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group
    Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans. He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
  • Readers recommend: Bogotá bike tour

    My husband and I took a bike tour in December in Bogotá, Colombia, and it was the highlight of our stay. With our guide, Mike Ceaser of Bogotá Bike Tours, we watched matadors at the Plaza de Toros practice their moves with wheeled mechanical bulls. Mike...
  • PasoWineApp, your guide to the Paso Robles wine country

    PasoWineApp, your guide to the Paso Robles wine country
    Now that it’s prime wine country visiting season, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino and closer to home, the Central Coast, are all vying for tourist dollars.  Paso Robles, though, stacks the deck with its new PasoWineApp (free at the Apple App...
  • Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}

    Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}
    For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to build two new ships

    Norwegian Cruise Line to build two new ships
    With the success of its latest ships, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its fleet again. The line announced it has come to an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two "Breakaway-Plus" vessels to debut in 2018 and 2019. The 4,200-...
  • Jan Sherbin: Ukraine needs a Marshall Plan

    President Obama has pledged $50 million to help Ukraine achieve stability and says economic reform should be at the forefront of the program, along with reduced reliance on imported Russian natural gas. To use these funds effectively, he might look to the...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER:...
  • Mexico, Caribbean food festivals

    Mexico, Caribbean food festivals
    Imagine lavish multicourse dinners served on the beach, cocktail parties with celebrity chefs you've seen on TV or wine tastings led by award-winning sommeliers. These are just a few reasons why tourists are flocking to wine and food festivals being...
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...