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– Orlando took another step toward boosting its public art on Wednesday when Mayor Buddy Dyer announced seven artists have been chosen for a new sculpture program during his State of the City address. The See Art Orlando program is designed to...
A shabby-looking alley in downtown Geneva would get a facelift if the city council approves plans this month for a new "pedestrian mall." City Administrator Mary McKittrick included $200,000 in this year's budget proposal to rehabilitate the alley...
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News briefs from St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva and Batavia. St. Charles There were nearly 80 entries in the St. Charles St. Patrick's Parade. These were the winners: In the children's category, the Wild Rose Girl Scout Troop, Lincoln Elementary...
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If she thought about it at all, Susan Arline Williams figured the old gun stored away in her daddy's closet was a wartime souvenir. Albert Arline, who died in 1991, didn't talk about the gun. Nor did he ever talk about the old, deadly trouble that...
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There are plenty of ways to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, as we take a day off from working to celebrate his legacy (just in case you were suffering from holiday withdrawal). Friday, the Serendipity Chorale of Fairfield County...
[caption id="attachment_7247" align="alignnone" width="575" caption="Mardi Gras costumes and props currently are spotlighted in an area of the exhibit that will rotate out with the seasons."]Tags: Haunted Houses (attractions), Politics, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Heads of State, Halloween Horror NightsDec 21, 2012 |Story| Orlando SentinelThe more, the merrier, right? The Christmas celebrations last for quite a while after Dec. 25 at Orlando's theme parks attractions. Here's a last-call list for the recurring holiday programming: DEC. 22 and 23: Mannheim Steamroller's last two concerts...Jan 16, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-SentinelSun SentinelA new airport transportation and baggage storage service has launched, which aims to give tourists with a few hours to kill before their flight, easy access to area attractions for last-minute shopping or to grab a bite. The Fort Lauderdale Excursion...Feb 11, 2013 |Story| McClatchy-TribuneATLANTA - With all of the talk these days of liberty and citizenship, of who is a patriot and who is not, the new exhibit at the Atlanta History Center is something to consider. "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: How the Word Is Passed Down" opens...Jan 23, 2013 |Story| Orlando SentinelThe Orange County Regional History Center will celebrate the opening of its Universal Orlando-oriented exhibit with an appearance by artist Andrea Mistretta, known for her series of colorful Mardi Gras posters, on Saturday. Mistretta will sign posters...Feb 18, 2013 |Story| Chicago TribuneTwo staunch opponents of the demolition of Coultrap School have turned their attention to ensuring that the old building is remembered. Colin and Glorianne Campbell of Geneva lobbied the Geneva Community Unit School District 304 board at its most recent...
Tags: Politics, Lobbying, Colin Campbell, Human InterestFeb 17, 2013 |Column| Orlando SentinelMy friend Bonnie served fresh strawberry pie last week, and I am still thinking about it. These ripe, red treats from the fields of Florida can't be beat. As Plant City warms up for its annual Florida Strawberry Festival (Feb. 28-March 10), it's a great...Original site for Orange County Regional History Center topic gallery.
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