John C. Stewart & Son Inc. marks a century in business
A wooden punch clock, that looks more like a mini-grandfather's clock, was used by employees to punch in and out of work. On the wall near the front door are a series of black and white photos of Stewart's trucks that hauled fill to build the Waterbury ...
July 13, 2015
Dean Hoover: All about milk, honey and mathematics
A stand-up desk made of pale blonde wood sits ready and waiting to be picked up. A beautiful grandfather clock greets residents and visitors near the main dining hall. And two-toned canes are readily available, just as soon as Hoover can piece them ...
July 14, 2015
Discovering the power of perfume with bracing clarity
Instead, a solicitous saleswoman will present an array of scents, among them English honey, Mexican tuberose and a powerfully musky "Japanese wood," in a shop that, while just a year old, is an almost exact reproduction of the original store on the Rue ...
July 14, 2015
Denis Leary on Bill Cosby: F-ck Jell-O. Im Never Going to Eat Jell-O Again.
I talked it through with Mick and he said, “Why don't you talk to Ronnie and Keith,” so we walk over to Keith Richards' dressing room and knock on the door, and him and Ron Wood are playing the opening lick to the “Asshole” song! I was in shock ...
July 10, 2015
The Power of Perfume
fading black-and-white photographs and reproductions of famous paintings covering almost every inch of wall space, furniture covered with clear plastic (to be removed if “company” ever came), a grandfather clock that would chime every 15 minutes, a ...
July 9, 2015
Keeping the Time: Local clock maker one of the last few in North Dakota
But in today's world of cell phone displays, batteries, and kitschy battery-operated wall clocks, the necessity for clock-making services are becoming less and less desired. But there is still one man in the area who practices Brackel has serviced ...
July 10, 2015
Remembering the notorious Scopes 'Monkey Trial' on its 90th anniversary, and ...
In a week's span, evolution vaulted to front and center in the theological and biological debate of man's primordial connection to primates. That debate persists today, as surely as the courthouse clock still chimes the hour in Dayton. Much else has ...
July 9, 2015
Thats how long John C. Stewart & Son has been in business. The second oldest Ford dealership in the state (Ted Green Ford in Stockbridge is the oldest) has survived two world wars, a Great Depression, a Great Recession and two or three natural disasters. Today, Michael Stewart is the fourth generation to continue the family business started by his great-grandfather in 1915 and in the same modest wood frame building on Route 103 in the heart of Cuttingsville. Stewarts venture into the car business began after the Union House fire in 1903. Mike Stewart believes his great-granddad purchased the property following the blaze. He then built a three-story hotel that was called Stewarts Hall with a large dance hall on the top floor. Next door, John C. Stewart also owned the general store and post office. At one point, his great-grandfather also owned the Ford dealership in Middlebury. Bernard Stewart, Mikes uncle, stopped by to help fill in the blanks in the family history. His father, Clayton J. Stewart Sr. , starting selling cars and helped run the dealership when he was 17. He took over the dealership from his father who died in 1941. John C. had the store and post office so he couldnt run two things, Bernard...
At Cadbury at Lewes, where Hoover settled with his wife, Sharon, for a peaceful retirement near the water, he's well known as the bee man. At the window, honey bees fly in and out, maneuvering their way through plastic tubes and into a glass-paned observational hive that has become an educational opportunity for residents, staff and visitors. “Its primary purpose is education,” Hoover said of the hive that's home to thousands of bees. Next to them, Hoover is also busy at work, reviewing data, charts and visitor logs that give a glimpse into the bees' work lives throughout the months and the rain, heat and wind that come with changing seasons. Hoover is calm, yet fiercely focused on the inner workings of hundreds of bees that make their way in and out of Cadbury and surrounding gardens. He peers through the hive, searching out drone bees to show how much larger they are than the worker bees. Clumps of pollen are stuck to little legs – different colors indicate which plants were fruitful – and Hoover has a book of pollen identifications to decipher which plants are proving plentiful. ” Hoover said, pointing to a worker bee doing a dance on the hive's combs. That bee is letting the others know where the good pollen is, he said, and the direction of the dance and how long it wiggles tells exactly where and how far away the premium pollen is. “It has been a great success in terms of education,” he said.
PARIS A few years ago, I was standing in a crowded New York subway car when I caught a brief, passing whiff of the perfume worn by the elegantly dressed woman next to me: lilac with perhaps a trace of talcum powder. Immediately, a memory flashed: I was 7 or 8, sitting in a haphazardly decorated living room, fading black-and-white photographs and reproductions of famous paintings covering almost every inch of wall space, furniture covered with clear plastic... Perfume is what brings a steady stream of customers to Buly 1803, a charming, tiny cathedral of fragrance on the Rue Bonaparte in the Sixth Arrondissement of Paris. Instead, a solicitous saleswoman will present an array of scents, among them English honey, Mexican tuberose and a powerfully musky "Japanese wood," in a shop that, while just a year old, is an almost exact reproduction of the original store on... The famed perfumer Jean-Vincent Bully (at the time, spelled with two l's) was a Parisian celebrity in the early 19th century, known for his scientific approach to skin care and fragrances, and he was said to be the inspiration for the title...
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July 11, 2015
Pappochelys was 'grandfather' of all turtles
meaning "grandfather turtle," owing to its position at the base of the turtle family tree. "Pappochelys indeed forms a missing link for two reasons. It is far older than all so far known turtles. And its anatomy is more primitive in many features ...
Kewaunee's grandfather clock set to chime once again
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.-William Hazlitt NOTE: Since this article's original publication, Kewaunee's grandfather clock has ... Colonial-style, all-wooden grandfather clock quickly ...
June 16, 2015
Students build, donate grandfather clock to Spring Lake Park
seniors Zep Elkerton, Quinn Gustafson and Mai See Xiong; juniors Nick Anderson and Conor Allen; sophomore Justin Mohr; and freshman Jacob Stenstrom. Allen was amazed to see a pile of wood transform into a grandfather clock, he said.
June 15, 2015
Unique 6ft tall carved wooden grandfather clock garden ornament stolen in Swindon
A woman has been left 'very upset' after a 6ft tall heavy garden ornament in the shape of a grandfather clock was taken from her garden in Swindon. Police said the carved wooden ornament had great sentimental value – it was carved from a fallen tree in ...
June 12, 2015
SkillsUSA students build, donate grandfather clock to SLP
Allen was amazed to see a pile of wood transform into ... meeting following the clock dedication, Hansen made note of the city’s new timepiece. “I encourage all the residents to come in and look at the gorgeous grandfather clock that was presented ...
June 4, 2015
Tick Tock, Tick Tock: Upstate man turns passion for antique grandfather clocks into timely business
During his time in England, Cobb said he became a clock fanatic. He began buying and refurbishing as many as he could, all while adding to his growing collection. He said at its peak, his collection reached 59 grandfather clocks. “Thank God I was single ...
May 15, 2015