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  • The God of my shoes
    The God of my shoes
    It is cold outside. January 1959 on Long Island in New York the roads turn into ice after the snow storm stops and the school has reopened. My legs are frozen red from the quiet freeze. My books are heavy and the Christmas dream ends quickly. A...
  • A brief look at the 1970's
    A brief look at the 1970's
    “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to...
  • Indiana State Police warn of increased patrols after traffic stop meth bust
    Traffic stop nets meth bust, police warn drivers of additional holiday patrols
    A routine stop for an inspection ended up with the truck driver going to jail for possession of Methamphetamine yesterday, according to Indiana State Police.The driver, Michael Fender, 53, of Smyrna, Tenn., was arrested for possession of...
  • Christmas lights in Reno, Nevada
    See Christmas light displays around Reno
    'Tis the most colorful season of the year when you get out in the evening to enjoy come of the Christmas lights displays in the Truckee Meadows. Don't forget your camera - there is a lot of sparkling color to capture.As has been the case...
  • Greene County residnents brave frigid temperatures for Polar Plunge
    A look back at 2014
    Here is a sample of the news brought to the readers in 2014, including Terre Haute, Sullivan and Brazil, Ind. The news articles were published at NewsBarb.com and Examiner.com
  • Dessert at Tapas Valencia
    Tapas Valencia: a superb South Loop restaurant
    When you try a restaurant for the first time and it knocks your socks off with tasty specialty drinks, good service, pleasant ambiance and food so delicious that you can’t wait to go back and try everything on their menu, that is a wonderful...
  • A Revolutionary Christmas--a revolution of a new Christmas Classic
    Holiday-themed shows
    Winter’s chill makes for the desire to come out of the elements and enjoy a little indoor fun. Movies are great on rainy days, but during the magic of the holiday season, an outing to see a live-action show or play may be just the thing to...
  • Broadway comes to Annapolis
    Broadway is coming to Maryland
    The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra puts on Holiday Pops: A Broadway Holiday at 8 p.m. Friday. A Broadway Holiday is reminiscent of the classic Christmas specials of Bing Crosby, with a contemporary flair that celebrates the joys of life, music, and...
  • Big 12 football: Top quarterback Jarrett Stidham signs with Baylor Bears
    Big 12 football: Top quarterback Jarrett Stidham commits to Baylor Bears
    Five-star high school quarterback Jarrett Stidham announced today, Friday, Dec. 19 he is signing to sling his passes at the college level with Big 12 champion Baylor University, according to ESPN. Stidham had received offers from Alabama, Oregon,...
  • Memphis Child Advocacy Center
    Gifts that change lives: Golden Cross and Child Advocacy Center
    Most gift-givers want their gifts to be memorable—maybe the perfect charm bracelet for a Mom or a book for an avid reader. Maybe a new watch for a grandmother or a drum set for an aspiring musician. Maybe leather gloves for Dad or a cookware...
  • Steam Into Christmas Past
    Christmas Trains
    Steam Into History, Inc. has a wonderful train of thought when it comes to keeping guests happy and entertained. The many train packages they boast as well as special-event train rides are special indeed. No matter what season it is, Steam Into...
  • Nativity Dioramas
    Nativity displays—a sight to see!
    Many people find themselves in awe as they look around at the transformed, snowy landscapes, beautifully adorned homes and buildings, illuminating lights, and other visual signs of the season. Christmas is a time when your visual senses take over,...
  • Tropical drinks at Chef Shangri-La
    Chef Shangri-La has been "Fongtastic" since 1976!
    The list of legendary local restaurants that have fallen by the wayside is long and lined with names of everyone from Slicker Sam’s and Comeback Inn to Horwath’s on Harlem and Frank Buresh’s Lobster House in Brookfield.A cursory...
  • Wave cloud formations
    Wave shaped cloud formations fill the sky as the sun rises in Arizona
    Over the summer, my boyfriend announced that we were going on a trip to California and then on to Tennessee where I could meet up with my family. I had not seen my family in years. The trip to California has always been a great time, meeting up...
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
    St. Agnes Catholic Church and Mass on a Marian holy day
    Charleston, South Carolina celebrates a so-called “Rainbow Row,” a group of thirteen colorful homes that face the Charleston Harbor. Though not as colorful as Charleston’s Rainbow Row, Louisville does have a unique cluster of its...