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  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill
    This timeless trip begins with a classic ride. "The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House. His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all.  At...
  • Wealthy Darien Businessman Founded Veterans Home In 1864

    Wealthy Darien Businessman Founded Veterans Home In 1864
    DARIEN — His business instincts and savvy made Benjamin Fitch wealthy, but it was his compassion for Civil War orphans and veterans that became his lasting legacy. One of the nation's wealthiest citizens, Fitch was a property owner and sometime...
  • R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'

    R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'
    Authors of an inspirational book on dance, serious and funny novels and the shortage of local seafood will speak at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. On Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m., Abby Miller, the author of "Everything I Learned...
  • After Slaviansk's fall, splits open in Ukraine rebel ranks

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Allies compare him to the general who forced Napoleon's armies out of Russia and support him in his role as the pro-Moscow separatists' defense chief in eastern Ukraine, but for some rebel leaders Igor Girkin's orders carry...
  • John Williams will conduct a new version of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year. In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...
  • World Cup showcases national anthems

     World Cup showcases national anthems
    Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
  • Orlando fireworks show: Traffic, road closures and detours

    Orlando fireworks show: Traffic, road closures and detours
    Free fireworks with the philharmonic at the fountain on the Fourth. Sounds fun? You bet. But watch for traffic as well as road closures, detour signs, police and parking assistants. The city's Fireworks at the Fountain in downtown's Lake Eola Park draws...
  • Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park

    Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park
    Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial. Baltimore County...
  • Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4th of July fireworks

     Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> of July fireworks
    For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4. "When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
  • Still moving forward at Fort Monroe

    The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) just completed our first year of operation as the primary property owner at Fort Monroe and we are pleased to report our successes as well as share our challenges. The success of keeping the property open to the public as...