| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:16 PM
SVIRSTROY, Russia — On the bank of the Svir River, about 160 miles northeast of St. Petersburg, lies a remote village that symbolizes this vast nation's struggle to reinvent itself after communism.
An 8-year-old named Peter, maybe after the...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:19 AM
Tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen Zonta Club’s annual Rose Luncheon, which will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Ramada Inn, 2727 Sixth Ave. S.E.
The gathering will feature a luncheon, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. The...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:37 PM
On a Saturday morning in a brightly lit classroom at the Burbank Adult School, a group of students are practicing their language skills.
Except it's not English they're learning. It's not even Spanish.
Though its Western counterpart...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:55 AM
With spring in the air, it's time to get off the couch and get outside. If you need greater motivation, we've found five trails that include outstanding water features, so you'll be inspired to get to the end and either take a dip or spot a rainbow....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:56 AM
The following commentary was written by Terry Newton, president of Rotary Club of Petoskey.
Recently we have seen a new TV ad asking the question where you will be when you see the news that cancer has been cured. This...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States.
Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:21 PM
VALENCIA, Spain — I first tasted paella in an impromptu campground in northern Spain. The evening fog, like a friend with a surprise party up its sleeve, followed my camper down a narrow mountain road, preventing escape. The fog also had brought the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:44 AM
TADOUSSAC, Quebec - "Dancez avec moi?" inquires a jolly gentlemen as I step off the gangplank in Tadoussac, a little bit of a port at the confluence of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec province. Grizzled with grey at the edges and...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Orlando Ballet was the only American organization to bring home two medals from the annual Youth America Grand Prix competition, which took place in New York earlier this month.
Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship...