| Aug 10, 2013
Even a tourist knows that Florida's official nickname is "The Sunshine State," but the identity of the state pie (Key lime) and state wildflower (Coreopsis) is perhaps not-so-common knowledge.
Such minutiae can be found on the walls of Florida's...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rectifying what one organizer called a “historical oversight,” a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to honor African-American veterans of Lyon Post No. 31 of the Grand Army of the Republic was held Tuesday at Hagerstown’s Rose Hill...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Six local students who have just completed their junior year in high school were among the more than 1,500 high school students from across the country who participated in the youth tour held June 16-21, in Washington, D.C.
These six students who are...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Two years short of its 20th anniversary, at an age which many festivals of its size and scope never reach, International Festival of Arts & Ideas is still standing proud. And doing handstands. And dancing. And firing people out of cannons. And reading....
| May 31, 2013
| 5:36 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Birmingham is honoring its turbulent past by commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four young girls, and other historic events that were part of the civil rights...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:02 PM
You could own a world famous Virginia landmark!
Natural Bridge is being offered for sale.
The property includes the bridge, the 150 room hotel, Natural Bridge Caverns, and about 16-hundred acres of land.
It was once owned by Thomas Jefferson and...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:51 PM
An old store in Fairview is now in the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and aviation artifacts are in another museum, factors in the selection of the Washington County Commissioners’ Annual John Frye Historic Preservation Awards winners.
| May 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Soldiers in Hagerstown were among the first black men in Maryland to join the ranks of the Union during the Civil War, and were involved in the siege of Petersburg, Va., during the conflict.
Among the first local blacks who joined the Union were members...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:40 PM
1. Comedy that’s ‘Dy-no-mite’
Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour will host two shows Saturday, May 18, at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 18 N. Locust St., downtown Hagerstown. The shows will feature Jimmie Walker and C.J. Burney, hosted by Chad...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:08 AM
A frequent stop and embarkation port on New England/Canada and Bermuda voyages as well as starting point of some seasonal Caribbean cruises and an occasional stop on trans-Atlantic voyages, Boston has seen a dramatic increase in cruise business in...