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  • Zoar Outdoor White Water Rafting

    Zoar Outdoor White Water Rafting
    Where is inflation welcome? Trouble waters needed? And rapid decline expected? Charlemont, Massachusetts. This is the long time home of Zoar Outdoor, a white water rafting tour company situated on the Deerfield River. Literally selling us down the river...
  • Ask Tom: Where to go to match sun angle on summer solstice?

    Dear Tom, How far south would I have to take a vacation on Dec. 21 to receive the same angle of sunlight as we do in Chicago on June 21? — Dan Panozzo, Aurora Dear Dan, We posed your question to Dan Joyce, an astronomer at Triton College's...
  • Bogus battery scheme reached Norfolk-based carrier Eisenhower

    Bogus battery scheme reached Norfolk-based carrier Eisenhower
    A California businessman is headed to prison after being convicted of selling nearly 80,000 substandard batteries to the Defense Department for use on Navy ships, including the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Didier De Nier, 64,...
  • Panthers goalie Al Montoya returns to his hockey roots

    Panthers backup goalie Al Montoya has been traveling down memory lane this week while visiting the Pepsi Center in Denver on Tuesday and then the newly named Gila River Arena on Friday. Montoya was with the Coyotes when he made his NHL debut on April 1,...
  • Deerfield looks at big boost in capital projects

     Deerfield looks at big boost in capital projects
    Photos by Denys Bucksten. Deerfield1 Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal listen to staff discussion at a recent workshop on the proposed 2015 village budget. Deerfield 2 Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street makes a point as...
  • Gambling mixes with kids entertainment

    Gambling mixes with kids entertainment
    While toddlers ride a miniature carousel at The People's Choice Family Fun Center in north suburban Waukegan, adults play their own games at five video slot machines a few feet away. "They play; I play. We're just having fun," said mother-of-two...
  • Ice show, Halloween highlight 'Frozen' mania

    Ice show, Halloween highlight 'Frozen' mania
    Between now and next Sunday, you can expect to hear a lot of people singing, "Do you want to build a snowman?" and "Let it go!" The ice show version of the Disney mega-hit "Frozen" is coming to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, with 12 performances...
  • Farms winterize to keep farmers markets open until spring

    Farms winterize to keep farmers markets open until spring
    Cold and windy weather will send many farmers markets into hibernation by the end of October or the first weekend of November. But that doesn't mean farmers have stopped farming, which means not all markets will shut down. A growing number of farmers...
  • Fort Lauderdale ranked among top cities for holiday travel

    Fort Lauderdale ranked among top cities for holiday travel
    Fort Lauderdale ranks No. 6 among the top 10 destinations for holiday travel by air this year, according to booking data from Expedia. Miami copped the No. 10 spot. The top five destinations are Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Denver and Phoenix,...
  • UPS may hike charges for major customers for holiday package surges

    UPS may hike charges for major customers for holiday package surges
    CHICAGO - United Parcel Service Inc may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season, a top executive said on Friday, trying to avoid a repeat of...
  • Father and son turn theme park dream into homemade dark ride

    Father and son turn theme park dream into homemade dark ride
    Countless kids and plenty of adults have dreamed of building their own theme park ride. Even with an endless supply of creativity, hard work, ingenuity and determination, the dream remains a long-shot undertaking that few ever attempt and fewer still...