| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:54 PM
occupation: co-owner, Westford Hill Distillers
found at: Westford Hill (Ashford)
You converted your family's farm into a distillery that produces award-winning eau de vie, a distilled brandy made with fruit. What prompted you to do...
| Jul 20, 2011
From The Aegis dated Thursday, July 20, 1961:
In front page news in The Aegis, no blue law arrests were reported, but town and state police were taking notes, according to the story, and were forwarding that information to Harford County State's Attorney...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Name: Kathleen Fortner-McNiff aka Miss Kitty
Age: A lady never tells her age
Occupation: Performer and Imperial Tea Hostess of the Red Fork Empire
Found at: Mark Twain House & Museum (Hartford)
For the uninitiated, what is steampunk? Where does the word...
| Aug 11, 2011
Beneath an old diving helmet straight out of Jules Verne, a couple seated at a corner of the raw bar feed each other oysters, clams, bites of lobster. They eat slowly, luxuriously, between sips of wine. He whispers in her ear. She laughs and pops a shrimp...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 10:05 AM
The 19th-century French novelist Alexandre Dumas might be puzzled if he could somehow see the latest movie adaptation of "The Three Musketeers," but any living soul who has seen the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise will recognize that this is an...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Halloween has come and gone, but the masquerade continues this weekend in Hampton.
NekoCon 14, a Japanese animation convention taking place Nov. 4-6 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, will attract hundreds — even thousands — of...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:30 AM
When you think of steampunk — if you ever have — you may envision something along the lines of the novels of Jules Verne: snazzy Victorian suits, monocles and clunky machinery. Apparently, according to the Mark Twain House, the namesake author...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Susan Elliott only asks for one thing from her Twig patrons.
"I want people to walk in the store and smile," she said.
Elliott and her husband, David Richardson, both former computer programmers, opened the store Thursday at 1175 South Coast Hwy.
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:22 PM
It’s the season, all right. You didn’t mean to forget about inviting the nosey neighbor to the cocktail party. You just found out nephew Billy is bringing home another new girlfriend; there’s another present to wrap. A last-minute menu...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
The success of the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" yielded this sequel, which fans of another Jules Verne story - "The Mysterious Island" - will recognize many elements from.
Young Sean (returnee Josh Hutcherson) is joined by his...
| May 23, 2012
| 11:51 AM
For 585 days, Swiss adventurer Raphael Domjan braved storms, pirates and cloudy skies in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe on a boat propelled by nothing but sun beams.
The boat, christened "Turanor" after a word meaning "power of the sun" in JRR...