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Monuments and Heritage Sites

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  • Government shutdown ruin your vacation? Don't blame the rangers

    Government shutdown ruin your vacation? Don't blame the rangers
    WASHINGTON — "It’s not our fault," says National Park Service Ranger George Durkee of the government shutdown that has closed parks, ruining vacations and pilgrimages to monuments such as the WWII memorial.  Durkee, president of the Ranger...
  • 'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'

    'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'
    WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police. "I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
  • Government shutdown: Forget the parks. Children, parents, spouses hit

    As veterans continued to liberate lightly barricaded national monuments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the federal government shutdown stands to hit children and the disadvantaged particularly hard if the days wear on. Here's a tour of some of the...
  • 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...
  • State lacrosse: No. 8 Loyola men bounce back to crush Hobart

    The visiting Loyola Greyhounds put a 13-12 overtime loss against Denver on April 13 behind them, using runs of six and seven unanswered goals to defeat Hobart, 19-11, on Saturday. Loyola's starting attack of Mike Sawyer (four goals, two assists), Zach...
  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Turns 18!

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Turns 18!
    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....
  • Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Birmingham, Alabama

    Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Birmingham, Alabama
    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...
  • Virginia's Natural Bridge is going up for sale

    Virginia's Natural Bridge is going up for sale
    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...
  • Lafayette Trail in Havre de Grace named for key figure in local and world history [Editorial]

    Havre de Grace was able to pull together a respectable version of its Lafayette Trail, just in time for the bicentennial celebration of a British sacking of the city during the War of 1812. The trail is named for Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert...
  • Pinterest spreading to the travel world

    Pinterest spreading to the travel world
    As a travel writer, I'm always looking for new tools I can use to help plan my trips. Lately, there's been lots of talk about a social media site called Pinterest, a free online photo bulletin board that's popular with designers, foodies and crafts...
  • Take the walk, see story of us

    Take the walk, see story of us
    Come walk the national walk with me. A three-mile beeline through American history. I started at the Lincoln Memorial early Sunday morning, before the inaugural hordes had a chance to defy the small sign that warned "Quiet." The sun was easing up,...