| Mar 12, 2013
— Many of the 115 cardinal electors to be sequestered inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday didn't know each other when they headed for Rome last month. In fact, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said he knew only a third of his fellow prelates,...
| Mar 24, 2013
In a ceiling-high, greasy tangle of wheels, fenders, handlebars and derailleurs, Amy Little sees hope.
She's the co-founder with her husband, Lee Ravenscroft, of Working Bikes Cooperative (2434 S. Western Ave., workingbikes.org), a nonprofit...
| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:04 AM
The 8th Annual Bright Star Vision-Ghana Benefit will be held on Saturday March 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, 155 S. Quaker Lane in West Hartford.
The benefit, held every year to celebrate Ghana’s independence, and to support...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:39 AM
True love doesn't work this way.
After posting her profile on an internet dating site, a 50-year-old Lee County woman got a response from a man who claimed to be an American businessman working as an Investor in a Ghana Gold Mine Association,...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The community is invited to Broadfording Christian Academy’s sixth annual spaghetti dinner and auction on Friday, Feb. 15, at the school at 13535 Broadfording Church Road in Hagerstown.
The cost of dinner tickets is $8 for adults and $4 for...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:38 PM
If home is a concept a child might visually articulate in, say, six quick lines, by adulthood it's a notion much more diffuse — a shape-shifter, a Rorschach blot.
In her frank and expansive new memoir, "Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:32 PM
When Sarah Panzer was in the seventh grade in Lakeville, Minn., a Peace Corps volunteer spoke to her Spanish class.
Since then, it was her dream to join the Peace Corps.
Now Sarah and her husband, Aberdeen native Jordan Wein, are Peace Corps...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Lynchburg entrepreneur, Thomas Johnson wants start a school to help local community members learn woodworking skills.
“You have to understand that woodworking is big,” said Johnson. “When you were born, you were welcomed by what? A...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Siriki Diabate left his four daughters, parents and three siblings behind in 2005 when he was forced to flee his native Ivory Coast after suffering a terrific beating by thugs who left him for dead.
He was working for a local newspaper at the time,...