| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Time stands still for no one. Before long, we'll be shopping for fall fashions and school supplies. But there's time for a late-summer escape. We've come up with four destinations that, while you might never have heard of them, are engaging and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:12 PM
According to James Cagney's portrayal of George M. Cohan, the premier entertainer in all of American history, it took only 45 minutes by train to get from New York City's Broadway to New Rochelle, N.Y., in posh Westchester County.
Shortly after the movie...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 6:34 AM
By Linda Irvin-Craig
Special to The Herald-Mail
For the first 55 years of the existence of the Washington County Historical Society, the group had no home and functioned under nomadic conditions. Early meetings were held in the Washington County...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:44 PM
A vintage locomotive is on the rails in Roanoke, preparing for a weekend of steam excursions.
The Southern 630 was restored by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga.
The museum has partnered with Norfolk Southern for the railroad's...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles.
I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
| May 2, 2010
I saw a movie star in Haddam.
No, Julia Roberts wasn't heading over the swing bridge to perform at the Goodspeed Opera House. I'm talking about the Shailerville Bridge along Route 154 near the old Shad Shack. And after driving through a stone arch tunnel...
| Jan 14, 2011
It is kind of sad that there is no trail that really showcases New England's longest waterway — the Connecticut River — as it twists through our state.
Sure, there are places like Hartford's Riverside Park or East Hartford's Great River Park,...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:29 AM
Local actors and performers, as well as principal actors for bigger roles, are needed to populate a railroad station in North Judson for the closing sequence of a commercial to be shot there July 2 and 3.
Who's needed? The script calls for a number of...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Three times in less than two years Chambersburg was invaded by Confederate forces, the last incursion a revenge raid that left the town’s center a charred ruin.
Confederate cavalry commander Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led the first raid in October...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 3:17 PM
C.J. McCollum was 5-foot-6 and overweight. Not exactly what Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Tom Izzo are looking for in a prospect.
But that's the beauty of sports in general and college basketball in particular. An athlete who doesn't fit the...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:05 PM
I spent much of my youth exploring the wilds of East Hampton's Hurd State Park. I tossed stones down the seemingly bottomless chasm of Split Rock, listening for their landings. We picnicked in a glade above Carlson Pond, scaled White Mountain and walked...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Officials in southwest Kansas are working to finish paperwork and funding in the coming weeks to help a short-line railroad replace six bridges lost to spring wildfires.
The bridges on the Cimarron Valley Railroad's 250-mile system were wiped out by...