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  • Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist

    Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist
    For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable. To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian....
  • London calling?

    London calling?
    As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London. But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
  • Letter: Helping tell Smithsonian stories

    Editor: As Journey Stories comes to a close, I would like to thank the Harford County community for its support and participation as we explored our heritage and enjoyed the Smithsonian Exhibit at the Abingdon Library. There was something for everyone...
  • Editorial: Good stories

    A geographical blessing we in Maryland share is our proximity to our nation's capital. Regardless of politics,Washington, D.C., is a majestic city whose stature in national and world history is on par with the likes of London, Rome, Tokyo, Madrid,...
  • Exposición sobre influencia de música latina en EEUU arranca el 6 de agosto

    Exposición sobre influencia de música latina en EEUU arranca el 6 de agosto
    El profundo impacto de los músicos hispanos en los géneros tradicionales de la música estadounidense, desde la década de 1940 hasta nuestros días, centra la exposición “American Sabor: Latinos en la música popular de EEUU”, que podrá...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
  • Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing

    Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing
    Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example: BOY, OH BOY! Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Smithsonian's The Way We Worked Exhibit Coming to Nathan Hale Homestead

    As part of the year-long Connecticut at Work initiative, Coventry will host The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution that draws on the National Archives' rich photographic collections to document 150 years of changing work...
  • AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History

    AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History
    The state attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into the finances of the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and construction on the long-overdue project could begin this fall, according to museum interim CEO L....