River Cruising With Kids: Three Reasons to Go
My daughter and I were on our first cruise ever, an eight-day itinerary from the Swiss city of Basel to Amsterdam on the Viking Longship Gefjon. (Full disclosure: Viking had invited me along as a guest, and I paid for Ages liked to talk to each ...
July 7, 2015
Kovels: Comic hankie goes for super price
Q: I have a very old cuckoo clock. It belonged to my great-great-great-grandparents. It must have been made in the early 1800s. On the hour, a boy and girl pop out of the house-shaped clock and a cuckoo sings. On the half hour, a cuckoo appears and ...
June 12, 2015
17 Struggles of People Who Are Always Late
Setting your alarm clock 30 minutes to two hours before you will actually wake up. Sometimes you kid yourself that you're going to wake up early and workout. Other times you kid yourself that you're going to wake up and make breakfast. Other times you ...
May 14, 2015
Dark woods, mushrooms and the inspiration for Grimms fairytales
The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades, over 160 metres (525 feet) into the valley below. Next, we window-shopped for cuckoo clocks, an activity which prompted a debate over whether one would ...
April 23, 2015
Downtown Chippewa Falls has something for everyone
Clockworks & Engraving (607 N. Bridge St.) has everything from grandfather clocks to cuckoo clocks. A String Above Guitar Shop (105 N. Bridge St.) has guitar sales and service, jewelry, shirts, albums and lessons. Northwoods Violins (15 E. Central St ...
March 27, 2015
Craft brewery opening German beer hall in downtown Griffith
The Lansing native, now a Munster resident, has spent the last year completely gutting and renovating two buildings — one a former resale shop, the other a former floral store — on Main Street in downtown Griffith. With the help You won't find ...
January 19, 2015
Winning button design rescued from garbage
Chosen from 68 entries in the annual button contest, Garrity's design features a cuckoo clock flanked by a woman representing her 21-year-old daughter, Marcie, decked out in a dirndl, and a man in the likeness of her 18-year-old son, James, sporting ...
March 12, 2015
Teen plane crash survivor home at last after two days in wilderness
Just before the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, she reunited with friends and family who were waiting with balloons and flowers in the city of Bellingham ... she described following drainage to a river and spending the night on a sand bar, the Monitor ...
July 15, 2015
West Tisbury: Xochi, a Nosework Champion
I have nothing to say about the packages of sweet peas and other annual flower seeds, most of which instructed me ... Louise Bessire took her three granddaughters on a Viking River Cruise on the Danube, from Budapest through Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg ...
July 15, 2015
France: Take me to the river
They've been on Avalon river cruises before and ... around Rouen's medieval quarter and the city's own Notre Dame Cathedral, famous for its depiction in a series of paintings by Monet. We see the Gros Horloge clock and the building where US chef Julia ...
July 11, 2015
Detroit: Motor City gets its mojo back after years of decline
We dutifully comply, but it feels like sacrilege caterwauling in a studio where they churned out classics around the clock, day after day ... world's first food self-sufficient city. In the west, not far from Ford's gargantuan River Rouge Complex, D ...
July 10, 2015
THE HIGHWAYMAN: Guilty pleasures in old Kentucky
The Kentucky River curls gently around and through downtown Frankfort, and lush, green farmland seems to extend right into the city itself ... There’s a clock in a flower bed on the capitol grounds that people come from far and wide just to admire ...
July 10, 2015
Concert Under the Stars brings couple from Illinois to Carson City just to see the show
Through these programs, students cultivate and distribute vegetables for school culinary classes and local food banks and produce flower baskets for the ... Lane on the east side of Carson City near the Carson River trying to get home, got his truck ...
July 8, 2015
Things to Do in Connecticut, July 12 to 18, 2015
DANBURY City Center Danbury “Bacon and Brew Fest,” Cracker ... DANBURY The Gallery at Still River Editions “Mobile Pics CT 2015,” group show. Through Sept. 25. Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gallery at Still River Editions, 128 East Liberty ...
July 8, 2015