In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage
At the shelling's tail end, my mother retreated to an aunt's home at 26 Franciszkanska, closer to the Vistula River, on her brother's theory that they would be nearer a source of water they could drink. My mother Ms. Lieberman, now director of ...
July 30, 2015
Can you escape West Nyack's Mystery Room?
You find yourself in a locked room with no way out. Bizarre puzzles and byzantine riddles are scattered throughout — a secret item concealed in an article of clothing, a seemingly normal piece of paper hiding crucial information. To decipher the clues ...
July 13, 2015
The Wassaic Project: A Festival, a 'Beautiful' Flood and Now Art
WASSAIC, N.Y. — When Bowie Zunino is interviewing candidates for residencies at the Wassaic Project, she spends a lot of time trying to talk them out of coming. “I tell them, it's rough,” she said. “Your studio will be in a barn. If there's tons of ...
March 4, 2015
River Ridge's Track Team's “Wall Of Fame” Just Got Bigger
And Phil Lonborg, River Ridge High School's track coach since the school opened 21 years ago, couldn't be more excited. The Hawks boys teams, rich in sprinters and jumpers, did what their coach hoped they'd do – they won a 2A state championship....
June 7, 2015
More than 60 years later, former medic may be honored with Distinguished ...
“There was 11 of us left at one o'clock in the morning on July 27.” Halcomb and a handful of other survivors made a last stand at Anui's schoolhouse. “They was throwing grenades down the hall at this school, and we were picking them up and throwing ...
April 21, 2015
Clocks' many duties stand the test of time
When decorating with them, the fireplace mantel is a natural, Steve Overstreet of Wichita, a member of the clock collectors group. But if you don't have one, you can have a mantel put along a wall, he says. Clocks can be placed on end tables or sofa ...
March 6, 2015
Country Britches consignment shop moves to Main Street Bel Air
Many of Wise's customers visit the shop to find statement, unusual or secondhand pieces while decorating their homes. “People love to pick things up and not spend a fortune updating a room,” Wise says. Irene D'Onofrio of Conowingo has bought everything ...
May 1, 2015
it’s what you’ll experience at Mystery Room , an interactive, immersive problem-solving/mystery attraction that opened July 3 at the Palisades Center. “We kind of developed this so — not just kids, but adults as well — can do an activity where you actually use your mind and communicate,” said Mystery Room co-owner John Reichel. “You’re using your mind, you’re thinking outside the box, you’re working together as a team and there’s no other activity out there that lets you do this. At the Mystery Room, guests choose one of five themed rooms — the Royal Room, the Black Ops Room, Sherlock’s Room, the Hollywood Room and the Sports Room — and once the door closes, the fun begins. Participants have 45 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles, hoping to either deduce how to unlock the door or solve a mystery contained within the room. The rooms are popular team-building exercises for corporations, Reichel added. Five new rooms will soon be available, with themes of Alcatraz, “Treasure Island,” Special Agents, Houdini and “Mission Impossible,” according to Elise Ramroop, the store’s assistant manager. “You’ve got to think outside of the outside. Mystery Room isn’t the only challenge of its type — Escape the Room NYC , Escape Room L. A. and other similar attractions have been popping.
His “Wall of Fame” has added another memorable chapter. And Phil Lonborg, River Ridge High School’s track coach since the school opened 21 years ago, couldn’t be more excited. The Hawks boys teams, rich in sprinters and jumpers, did what their coach hoped they’d do – they won a 2A state championship. Photos and stories about the unexpected triumph will now be hung on Lonborg’s office wall, retelling and reminding everyone of this special moment on the “Wall of Fame. ” It’s Lonborg’s third state title – first for the boys team. He anchored the winning 400-meter relay and also won the 100 and 200 meters and placed in the 400 meters. The 100 had an exciting and agonizing photo finish, with Frye winning by a lean. He finished in 11. 1 and then won the 200 in 21. 7. Lonborg anxiously waited for the 100 results. Frye won and Ika Morton placed fourth, giving the Hawks 15 points. And West Valley, a favorite to win the state title going into the meet, finished fifth in the 100. “We knew right then that we had the title,” Lonborg said. River Ridge’s 400-meter relay, which is made up of Michael Key, Ika Morton, Chris Leiba and Frye, won by nearly 10 meters. Frye, Leiba and Morton ran on all three of those championship relays. Steve Schultz, the Hawks sprint coach, said the relay team didn’t fold under expectations.
Edward Halcomb with medals from his time in the Army photographed in the office of his Clay County home. Clay County resident Edward Halcomb has been nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross for his service during the Korean War. He and the surviving members of his Army unit were taken as prisoners and marched 300 miles to Pyongyang. After 85 days in captivity he and several others escaped and days later, the remaining prisoners were moved into a rail tunnel and massacred by the North Koreans. Edward Halcomb in the office of his Clay County home. Clay County resident Edward Halcomb has been nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross for his service during the Korean War. After 85 days in captivity he and several others escaped and days later, the remaining prisoners were moved into a rail tunnel and massacred by the North Koreans. “When I got there I called my mother and said, ‘Mom, get me out of this Army,’” Halcomb said.
In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage
A writer and his sister journey to the childhood homes of their parents ... My sister and I visited the two parks she named, Krasinski and Saxon Gardens, both throwbacks to a stately Warsaw past. Lilacs were in bloom, ducks paddled in a pond, lovers ...
August 2, 2015
Good times: 10 best wall clocks
We reckon there’s no better excuse to invest in a new clock to put on the wall. We’ve found our favourites; from Wilko’s bright little Daisy one to Vyconic’s strikingly different wheel clock, we hope there’s something for every space at budget.
March 26, 2014