| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Since the inception of Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library in September 2001, the branch has had only two branch managers — Sue Schnebly and Angie Garcia.
Schnebly recently retired from the Williamsport branch, and Garcia has accepted a full-...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Abraham Lincoln has been given many titles over the years: Rail Splitter, Great Emancipator, even, to the detriment of the undead, Vampire Hunter.
Some of these have more historical credibility than others.
But one that he's earned without question,...
| Jul 30, 2013
The Clear Spring High School golf team will host a golf tournament Friday at Whitetail Golf Resort. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The entry fee cost $70 per player.
For more information, send an email to coach Rob...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:35 PM
There’s a cherry tree growing in the Miller House garden. It sits among the gooseberry bushes, near the grape arbor and under an ancient black walnut tree that overhangs from a neighboring property. There’s a fig tree, a quince tree, a...
| Jul 18, 2011
So I hear about this guy named Mike Michalowicz, who has this idea that companies should institute "library hours," a chunk of time each day when everyone in the office shuts up, unplugs from the Internet and focuses on work.
My first reaction was,...
| Sep 14, 2012
Name a book that shaped you as a person, as a reader.
This book should be something you would call "a book that mattered" or "a favorite piece of literature."
I had to pick such a book the other day after being invited, along with a dozen other...
| Mar 21, 2010
Despite the rotten economy and a lot of belt tightening in exhibit schedules, Spring 2010 is shaping up to be an usually good season for Hampton Roads and the visual arts. Here are five upcoming shows and events you'll want to put on your "must-see, must-...
| Apr 2, 2011
Timothy Naftali is the kind of learned guy you'd want on your team when you play "Trivial Pursuit" -- a game that, like Naftali, originated in Canada. But for years, his home and his career have been in and about the United States -- books and studies...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 6:53 PM
If any single visual arts attraction should rank at the top of heap in 2010, it has to be the May 1 opening of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing. The $150 million structure not only added 165,000 square feet...