| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:49 AM
1. Evening of foot-stomping music
The Grascals will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $25. For tickets, go to www.operahouselive.com.
2. Through the looking glass
| Apr 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Appomattox is a magnet for people who want to know about the American Civil War. Thousands come to see the court house national park and the new Museum of the Confederacy.
For those who want to spend the night, there aren't many options.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
In 1855, the Aetna Life Insurance Co. issued a policy covering the life of a slave in Mississippi named Peter, who was listed as a “laborer.” Like most slave insurance policies, he was only identified by his first name.
Hundreds if not...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Sharpsburg Girl Scout Troop 40051 participated in the Washington County Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Feb. 18 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
The Sharpsburg troop chose the country of China for its booth.
| Mar 17, 2012
| 7:10 PM
(Reuters) - Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic house of worship on Fifth Avenue, is getting a facelift.
The $175 million restoration will take about five years and will include what church officials described as a thorough scrubbing: its...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:41 AM
SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:17 AM
•••• "Angry Birds Space" did more than 10 million downloads in under three days. In my professional opinion, that’s a lot of flippin’ downloads. [@AngryBirds]
•••• Some simultaneous...
| Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861.
This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:45 PM
At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011:
"The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson