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  • Smithsonian traveling exhibit explores 'The Way We Worked'

    On Sunday, Aug. 10, during the Coventry Farmer's Market, the ribbon was officially cut for the Smithsonian Institution travelling exhibition, "The Way We Worked." Part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" series and adapted from an original...
  • Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb

    Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb
    In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system. That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way. The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
  • 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...
  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods

    Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods
    Admit it. The last time only time? you thought about Nebraska's biggest city was when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yelled "Omaha!" about 40 times in a playoff game last January. That was fun, sort of. Imagewise, pro sports haven't been...
  • 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...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    MICHAEL PLATT has been promoted to systems administrator at Quandel Enterprises Inc., a local construction firm in Bethlehem. Platt will be the subject matter expert on Viewpoint infrastructure support, user data management, database management,...
  • Smithsonian exhibit

    COVENTRY- Connecticut Landmarks is hosting the Smithsonian Institution's "The Way We Worked" at the Nathan Hale Homestead from Saturday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 14. The exhibit draws on the National Archives' photographic collections to document...
  • Around Broadneck: Arnold resident gets a kick out of ragtime music

    The two Greene brothers of Arnold are like yin and yang. Their parents, Brent and Debbie Greene, can easily tell them apart. Adam Greene, 19, a 2013 Broadneck High School graduate, is a business major at the University of Maryland, College Park....
  • Day Trippers: Weird underground world awaits at Luray Caverns

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth installment of The Capital's annual summer series, "The Day Trippers." Stay tuned for more tales of travels to a variety of destinations - on the cheap. The young girl holds her mother's hand as they descend. Seventy...
  • 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....
  • 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...