| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
You could argue that Pennsylvania is lagging in any number of areas. Education. Bridge and highway repairs. Environmental protection. Access to health insurance.
But there are some things we would be happy to lag in, which made the implied criticism...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Heard about the kindergarten building in Germany that's shaped like a giant cat? Students enter the front door/mouth as though they're being swallowed.
Cute, you might say. But is that intelligent architecture? In such buildings, function and...
| Oct 13, 2013
My memory of this isn't perfect, but sometime during third grade, my mother told me I wasn't allowed to read a book.
It was "Julie of the Wolves" by Jean Craighead George. At the time I was on a mission to read every Newbery Medal-winning book I could...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:54 PM
There's this old joke, or there could be: How many art teachers does it take to load a life-size T. rex skull into the back of a rented pick-up truck?
The answer, on a recent afternoon at the Field Museum, was "two, plus a few other people who were...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:12 PM
In the landscape painting "Hunter Mountain, Twilight," context is everything.
It was painted in 1866, after the nation, too, had been denuded by the Civil War. And the artist, Sanford Robinson Gifford, had served in the Union Army and lost a brother...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Some time within the past week, 160,000 new books arrived in The City That Reads, a term I've neither heard nor uttered since the Kurt Schmoke mayoralty and its much-mocked motto ("The City That Bleeds," "The City That Breeds") faded into memory nearly 15...
| Aug 30, 2013
Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:28 PM
If you liked last week's tip from Susie Beam about how to make picture frames using empty pasta boxes, we've got great news. The creative Nazareth resident had one more trick to show us that will turn an old T-shirt into a fashionable wardrobe accessory....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Some of the biggest names on the Central Florida food scene will check in next month at Books & Cooks, a fundraiser for the Mount Dora library. Gathering from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 will be Norman Van Aken, father of New World Cuisine and executive chef at...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
When it travels, which is rarely, the "Bay Psalm Book" has an entourage, including private security men. It's how superstars roll, as well as American history artifacts potentially worth as much as a winning lottery ticket.
Also like a superstar, the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Rockin’ at River Bottom II, a rock concert sponsored by the Town of Williamsport and Antietam Cable Television, is Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Williamsport’s River Bottom Park.
Those who arrive early are invited to check out the...