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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Architect's vision: New life for downtown Catasauqua

    For more than a decade, Vincent Smith has sought to fill the four-block hole in the heart of Catasauqua. Last week, the Borough Council president saw renderings of what the long-awaited transplant might look like. From brick facades, windows...
  • James Largay: Lessons learned from 20th century horrors

    August's 100th anniversary of World War I's opening salvos prompted me to ask what can be learned from the Great War's military-directed mass slaughter of combatants. I also seek lessons in the 1933-1945 killings of millions of Jews and other...
  • 'Battlefield' examines war at Maitland Art Center

     'Battlefield' examines war at Maitland Art Center
    WHAT: The Art & History Museums — Maitland is showing "Battlefield," an exhibition that presents different perspectives on conflict as seen through the eyes of several artists. Among the represented artists are: • Andre Smith, the Maitland...
  • 'Andy Griffith,' 'NCIS' for July 4th

    'Andy Griffith,' 'NCIS' for July 4th
    The Fourth of July will be a time for marathons and holiday films. Beyond the fireworks, here are a few special events to keep in mind: "The Andy Griffith Show" gets a lot of love from TV Land. The channel offers episodes of the classic 1960s sitcom...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction
    — After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday. The work is to take place aboard a container ship...
  • Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I

    Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I
    It was the Great War, the First World War, the "war to end all wars," and it began 100 years ago. "Great" it was, indeed, if measured in sheer size. More than 70 million soldiers fought in it, 10 million died in it, as did 7 million civilians. Lines on...
  • Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House

    The theater is dark and cool on a sweltering recent afternoon, the colored wigs, stepladders and old furniture in the aisles remnants of a just-ended community play. Handbills in a glass case recall a 1905 musical. The ceiling is antique tin. The...
  • July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops

    July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops
    Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed. They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
  • Three siblings mark birthday milestones together

    Three siblings mark birthday milestones together
    Reaching the century mark is unquestionably a special milestone. And no one would turn their nose up at turning 90 years old — or 80, for that matter. But when one family has three siblings whose odometers are all hitting zeros the same year?...
  • Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?

    Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?
    On a Monday morning in July 1916, Tribune readers woke to find a curious story vying for Page 1 space with the latest news from World War I and a triple homicide in Lake Forest. A woman in her mid-30s named Alice Gray had eschewed civilization to live...
  • Connecticut's Iron Corner

    Connecticut's Iron Corner
    I was still tying my shoes at State Line Car Wash this morning when two guys from Lakeville pulled up in separate cars. Rick DelPrete, retired history teacher and athletic director from the Hotchkiss School, was on hand to show me the remains of the...