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  • Wrigley Building: Star of the skyline

    Wrigley Building: Star of the skyline
    Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924. The ongoing renovations, which have...
  • The Crowd: The Hutchins Consort will play on

    The Crowd: The Hutchins Consort will play on
    If you are fortunate in life, you may have the opportunity to meet, know and be influenced by a rare and gifted individual whose special being impacts humanity. The late Carleen Hutchins was one such person. Born in 1911, Hutchins passed away in 2009...
  • Community: Fundraiser stems from a storied collaboration

    Community: Fundraiser stems from a storied collaboration
    The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
  • Florida Beach Guide: Fort Myers Beach

    Florida Beach Guide: Fort Myers Beach
    Fort Myers, near Florida's southwest coast, has a mix of beautiful beaches, historic attractions, museums and recreation such as golf and water sports. Its proximity to the Everglades makes it easy for visitors to find beautiful scenery, nature trails and...
  • Campgrounds: Getting close to nature in Florida's backyard

    Campgrounds: Getting close to nature in Florida's backyard
         Summer and camping vacations go hand in hand – what with the allure of lots of fresh air, activities like fishing and hiking, and Mother Nature’s charms to admire including forests and lakes. If a camping getaway is on your radar this...
  • Young NN shooter wins bronze in national shooting meet

    Nathan Switzer of Newport News, one of the top young shooters in the country, capped his summer season by picking up another bronze medal at a national event -- this time at the USA Shooting Progressive Position Pistol Championships July 7-8 in Anniston,...
  • All About Food: Grill or barbecue? Coal, gas or briquettes?

    All About Food: Grill or barbecue? Coal, gas or briquettes?
    'Tis the season for barbecues. With Father's Day and Fourth of July on our doorstep, thoughts turn to the thrill of the grill. Barbecuing may be America's oldest competitive outdoor sport. The battles are endless. Since that first day when lightning...
  • 'The Inventor and the Tycoon' tells a story of greed and innovation

    'The Inventor and the Tycoon' tells a story of greed and innovation
    The oligarchs of modern-day Wall Street have nothing on the rascally magnates of the late 19th century during the period of western expansion that brought passenger rail through the Sierra Madre and into the gold-plated hills of Northern California. After...
  • Glendale Unified pursues federal grant to expand number of magnet schools

    Glendale Unified pursues federal grant to expand number of magnet schools
    Glendale school officials are vying for a new federal grant to turn existing neighborhood schools into magnet sites. Under a new grant competition, the U.S. Department of Education will divvy up more than $96 million for districts to create magnet...
  • Different ways to dive into history

    Different ways to dive into history
    It's interesting to look at history, but it's even better to be immersed in it. This week's road trip will offer options for both experiences, starting with a random thought that worked its way into my mind on a recent visit to the Edison & Ford...
  • Glendale Unified hopes to continue magnet success

    Glendale Unified hopes to continue magnet success
    Glendale Unified plans to request an extension of the three-year federal grant that officials say has bolstered the success of its three magnet elementary schools over the past three years. In late 2010, Glendale schools won a grant worth more than $7....
  • Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic

    Power is on at ZooLights in Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
    You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...