Your Workout: Pike on stability ball
Rest your toes on top of the stability ball and walk out your hands until you are in a push-up position. Keep your legs straight and engage your core. Pull your feet toward your chest, bending at the hips, so the ball rolls forward. When your back ...
May 3, 2015
Also, a mahogany heavily carved Chippendale-style grandfather clock with nine tubes and Elliott works of London, circa 1890, chimed on time for $12,650; and a rare rosewood laminated recamier in the Rosalie With Grapes pattern, attributed to J.H ...
June 15, 2015
Concert Review: Local H at Tailgater's Bar & Grill, 4/18/15
Last Saturday I was all set to patronize Record Store Day here in gorgeous Chicago, Illinois. The weather was nice and as 3 o' clock was quickly approaching and I still had a ways to go. As I entered the The drum tracks were recorded at Steve ...
April 28, 2015
Regent ships to get top Smithsonian lecturers
Looking to learn on your next vacation? Luxury line Regent Seven Seas says it has just the cruise for you — actually dozens of them. The line today announced a major partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to bring Smithsonian-affiliated ...
January 8, 2015
Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys Celebrates Official Opening
Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys is situated at the site of the historic Faro Blanco Lighthouse. It is nearby the famous Seven Mile Bridge, and steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The surrounding area also provides some of the best fishing and diving ...
December 16, 2014
Rosetta mission to comet named greatest scientific breakthrough of 2014
The hand stencils, created by blowing and spitting red paint over a hand placed on the wall of the cave, are mixed with pictures of pig-deer in red and mulberry coloured pigments. The discovery that they are at least as ancient as cave art found in ...
December 19, 2014
Eagles' Chip Kelly brings innovative mix of sweat, science, sports to NFL
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watches from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Chip Kelly, Marc Trestman. Nam Y. Huh ...
September 27, 2014
ast Saturday I was all set to patronize Record Store Day here in gorgeous Chicago, Illinois. As a huge devotee to the music industry, the idea of Record Store Day is fantastic. Throw in a set from Local H, huge flag-wavers for the dying art of straight-up rock and roll, and you've got a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon. So I drove my huge Suburban over there giving me plenty of time to hit Local H's 3pm set time. Then the traffic started thickening in front of me. 3 o' clock was quickly approaching and I still had a ways to go. As I entered the Wrigleyville area I was beginning to be aware of the fact that parking around there is a nearly impossible feat. Obviously permit parking only, but I figured I will put my flashers on and run to the store just in time. I bolted over to the record store and realized that the store was so packed I literally could only stick my face in the door to catch a glimpse of the band. As I did so, Scott Lucas, frontman and founder of Local H, exclaimed "Thanks for having us. ". Realizing the show was over and there was no room for me to even think of shopping, I then remembered that my truck was in a precarious position, so I... Luckily, the truck was sitting there, un-approached, un-ticketed and un-bothered.
today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys, a 125-room hotel located at the historic Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club. “The opening of Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys marks the addition of a first-class hotel in the heart of the Florida Keys and the re-opening of a landmark with Faro Blanco Marina,” said Steve Robbins, general manager. “There are many fond memories of Faro Blanco Resort and with the opening of a new Hyatt Place hotel, we are excited to bring first-class amenities and service to our community. Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys is situated at the site of the historic Faro Blanco Lighthouse. 125 roomy rooms, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed and Cozy Corner sectional sofa Free Wi-Fi everywhere Complimentary a. m. Kitchen SkilletTM breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast...
It so happened that another of my sisters had that year purchased multiple copies of a recently published book, and she had stuffed a volume into each of our stockings. The book in question recounts a journey that our paternal grandfather made in 1909 — by dogsled, no less — on a route that stretched from Quebec City, his home, to Newfoundland, a trek that lasted three turbulent months. Thanks to a variety of lucky circumstances, his journal had been published in book form, with an introduction and annotations by a Montreal academic named Philip E. L. Smith. Entitled In Quest of Fur: The Travel Journal of William O. K. Ross, 1909 , the book kept all of us rapt for the rest of that day, as we devoured our ancestor's tale of an almost mythic odyssey, an adventure that was previously all but unknown to... “Having decided to make another winter trip with my dogs and komatik (sled) down the Labrador coast, I had been quietly making notes of the different things which I would require such as (medicines) carbolic Vaseline, carbolic acid, assortment of...
Meet the area's top artisans and restorers
The art restorer works with a team of six, including Eugene Kuperman, a third-generation horologist who specializes in clock ... the Chicago Cultural Center, reproduced historic elevator call lanterns at Union Station and restored 22 exterior wall sconces ...
August 13, 2015
Severe geomagnetic storm hits Earth; auroras, power problems possible
Severe geomagnetic storm hits Earth; auroras, power problems possible A severe geomagnetic – or "solar" – storm hit the Earth on Monday, which may bring gorgeous auroras but also power disruptions. Check out this story on 11alive.com: http://on.11alive ...
June 22, 2015
Faithful reproduction of the IBM Wall Clock
Kevin Kidney says: "Our brilliant friends at Schoolhouse Electric in Portland have partnered with IBM to reproduce their iconic 1960s standard issue wall clock. It takes me back to childhood, and late afternoons anticipating school to be let out as that ...
April 27, 2012
Lighthouse a beacon of hope for the blind
Its Chicago Lighthouse Industries employs about 35 blind or visually impaired workers. Their main mission is making wall clocks--more than 163,000 last year alone--which are sold to the federal government and the private sector. Experts say the spike in ...
November 1, 2005
Blind U.S. Clockmakers Face China Threat
The wall clocks made at the Chicago Lighthouse ... The price difference between domestic and foreign clocks can be significant. One clock made at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind retails for about $23, but a similar model made in China can sell for ...
June 25, 2005