| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:37 PM
One of Ireland's most praised contemporary writers will give a free talk about his latest novel at The Mark Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The talk is part of the Book/Mark series.
| Oct 5, 2014
Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Who are we at war with in the Middle East?
At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II.
The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Illing Middle School students have been studying Nazi genocide in all its horrible detail -- desperate fingernail scratches on gas chamber walls; piles of luggage and eyeglasses seized from doomed Jewish victims; hills of human ash.
In their Holocaust...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Age 92, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Diego, California. Gery is a Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII Navy Veteran. He is survived by his sweetheart, Sally Nockold “The Love of His Life”; a daughter Patricia Elaine Cantrell-...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:14 AM
William FitzGerald, who was probate judge in Manchester for 20 years and served on the town's board of directors, died July 23. He was 90.
FitzGerald enlisted in the military before finishing high school in his hometown of Danbury. He was a World War II...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Local organizers of the March of the Living are currently registering participants at three Palm Beach County locations for its 2015 spring trip to retrace the footsteps of the Holocaust.
The March of the Living is an annual educational program which...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It wasn't until June when Joseph Sanes, 92, of Wilmette, was honored during a memorial to the Battle of Midway at Naval Station Great Lakes that his sister learned all that he – and others – had been through during that key World War II...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...