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  • Taking the Kids -- to the Statue of Liberty

    Taking the Kids -- to the Statue of Liberty
    What a view! We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline. Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
  • Lurie Garden's maturing beauty

    Lurie Garden's maturing beauty
    Shrouded in fog, the meadowy garden in the city starts to reveal itself, with startling shots of purples and blues in an impressionistic sea of greens, as the sun begins to poke through. A tall, sturdy man with ruddy complexion and silvery hair...
  • Critic's Pick: Celebrating the summer solstice with new music

    It began 30 years ago when Charlie Murrow -- a musical environmentalist, sound artist, chanter and tooter, inventor of the heart-beat machine instrument and event organizer extraordinaire -- gathered like-minded Manhattan chanters and tooters to celebrate...
  • At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

    At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4
    On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Sweeney, Ira Rubin, Guy Tozzoli

    Jim Sweeney Coach transformed Fresno State football Jim Sweeney, 83, who called Fresno State "a sleeping giant" when he arrived as its football coach in 1976 and then awakened the university — and the region — with 19 years of...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Affordable vacation options exist in Asheville, N.C.

    The Frugal Traveler: Affordable vacation options exist in Asheville, N.C.
    Adorning the mountains of North Carolina with a hip urban vibe, noteworthy art scene and a growing circuit of artisan microbreweries is the city of Asheville. Phenomenal food and well-preserved historical buildings are also part of the travel itinerary...
  • Yard sale update: Additional community sales planned for May, June

    Yard sale update: Additional community sales planned for May, June
    The Savvy Shopper’s annual guide to community yard sales was published in the Daily Press on Sunday, April 21. News about a few sales came in after our deadline. Here is an update. (You can find the entire calendar at dailypress.com/shopping)....
  • Seeing NYC On A Citi Bike

    Seeing NYC On A Citi Bike
    NEW YORK CITY — Time is running out. It's my first experience using Citi Bike, the new New York City bike share program, and I've made a terrible mistake, I've lost track of time and now it looks like I won't get my bike back to a docking...
  • Ada Louise Huxtable memorial explores architecture critic's legacy

    Ada Louise Huxtable memorial explores architecture critic's legacy
    NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...
  • Statue of Liberty reopens for a New York kind of Independence Day

    Statue of Liberty reopens for a New York kind of Independence Day
    NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits. The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of...
  • Who killed Jack Wheeler? Part 3: Plenty of theories for Wheeler's death

    Who killed Jack Wheeler? Part 3: Plenty of theories for Wheeler's death
    Jack Wheeler had a flair for the dramatic. Growing up in Hampton, he wrestled with the question of his future after high school. The grand moment of truth is recounted in Rick Atkinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Long, Gray Line." Jack's...