Time change is Sunday; remember to fall back 1 hour
Stein's workshop has numerous mechanical clocks including cuckoo clocks, bracket clocks and regulators. Normally, the quiet is broken only by the steady ticking of clocks counting the seconds, but on the hours and half hours, and sometimes the quarter ...
October 29, 2015
Rhine River Rewind
The tour included a stop at the workshop of a cuckoo clock-maker, who created timepieces with intricately carved Black Forest themes such as mighty stags with huge racks of antlers. Our eight-day Rhine rewind ended in Basel, Switzerland, but not before ...
September 11, 2015
Auburn veteran, among 'Spirit of '45' honorees, recalls WWII combat
Somewhere in that town, he picked up a 3-inch cuckoo clock with the letters “Echternach” on the base. “I kept it as a good luck charm for a while, Company K continued to push forward through the cold winter and eventually crossed the Rhine River ...
July 19, 2015
Gaming deal involves L'Auberge, Lake Charles
Plus, grandfather clocks, mantle clocks, and treasured cuckoo clocks are hot items in the antique market, but those old mechanical pieces are in short supply. We'll meet an antique clock repairman who says he has enough work to keep him busy for years....
July 21, 2015
Broadcaster Art Finley was an absurd, goofy and always kindly host
On his walks home from school during the Depression, young Art scavenged small chunks of coal alongside the railway tracks running out of the Monongahela River valley. After his father died of While studying mechanical engineering at the University ...
September 11, 2015
Remembering Mark Twain & His Home With Its Own "Heart & Soul"
In his 20s, he apprenticed as a river pilot and acquired his license in 1859. His funny and descriptive dispatches from this trip, printed widely, got the attention of a book publisher in Hartford, Connecticut, and Clemens visited the city often ...
November 26, 2014
Time passes noisily in Portuguese clock museum where ding-dongs clash
The privately owned museum, situated in a former 16th-century convent, displays about 2,000 mechanical clocks and watches, all in working order. At random moments they overlap, producing a jangling cacophony of bells, gongs, chimes and cuckoos....
October 15, 2015
"He had his own shop," said Bill Mosher, C. W. 's great-grandson, "He was watch inspector for the Grand Trunk and Western, the Pere Marquette and the Detroit, Bay City and Western railroads. Rod Stein, who repairs clocks at Mosher's, said railroad clocks and pocket watches had to be very accurate and were inspected every 14 days, not only to make sure the trains ran on schedule for the passengers' convenience, but also to prevent... Mosher would have been a busy man come Sunday morning: It's time to "fall back" — changing from daylight saving time to standard time. Not only does he fix clocks, he's also the guy who will reset the street clock in front of the business to standard time on Sunday morning. The clock was mechanical and had to be rewound every day when it was installed 100 years in front of the Mosher store, which was at 209 Huron at that time. It was electrified, Stein said, because Seeley Mosher, grandfather of current owners Bill Mosher and Emily Wallace, hated winding the clock. Stein's workshop has numerous mechanical clocks including cuckoo clocks, bracket clocks and regulators. Normally, the quiet is broken only by the steady ticking of clocks counting the seconds, but on the hours and half hours, and sometimes the quarter hours, the place erupts into a frenzy of cuckoos and chimes.
As a youngster growing up in Texas and counting the days until Christmas, I obsessed not so much on what Santa would bring but on what exotic gift I’d receive from my globetrotting cousin, Mary Frances Going . She taught children of American... We opted for a Viking River Cruises trek ( www. It truly was a grand tour on the Danube River aboard the Longship Aegir (named for the Viking god of the sea) through Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria. Strategically placed locks on Europe’s rivers enable watercraft to overcome changes in elevation, but when the locks don’t operate, river traffic stops. In an attempt to stay somewhat on schedule, Viking had buses take us to towns and cities on the itinerary, but the Aegir fell farther and farther behind. Our most-anticipated part of the trip — the Middle Rhine River and its fairy-tale-looking castles perched on riverside cliffs — was scaled back to a couple of hours on an overcrowded local sightseeing boat. Determined to see the “real” Rhine that Mary Frances admired so much and coaxed by a Viking incentive, Shelley and I returned last October for the eight-day Rhine Getaway Tour aboard the Longship Ingvi (named for the Viking god of kingship).
“I ran across the street and got him. I yelled and got him back across the street. I was afraid to give him any, so I dabbed some water on his lips and yelled for a medic. I don’t know if the kid survived. I never saw him again, and I don’t know his name, but I still have nightmares about that. His company continued on through the Hurtgen Forest to the west bank of the Roer River to play a key role in defeat of the Germans in the Battle of the Ardennes, also known as the Battle of the Bulge, fought from Dec. and 26,612 captured or missing in the bloodiest battle for U. S. forces in World War II. Among them is the French Legion of Honor, the oldest and highest award given by France. Nordgren and fellow veterans of the Battle of the Bulge received the award for their “outstanding contributions during the liberation of Europe in World War II. ” The award was presented by Fabien Fieschi, consul general of France, at a ceremony... This position involves considerable interaction with department heads and staff. Responsibilities include keeping accounts and financial records in accordance with applicable laws, reviewing all town expenditures, and establishing policies and procedures to ensure fiscal accountability for all departments. three years' accounting experience. municipal accounting desired.
Timeless collection of clocks and watches leaving Bellingham
The West Coast Clock and Watch Museum has quietly occupied several glass-covered display cases on the third floor of Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall since 2000 ... said to be the largest west of the Mississippi River, is supported by members of a West ...
February 7, 2016
The Doctor Is In at the Cuckoo Clock Hospital
Today you can likely find him in his own personally designed and constructed workshop, the Cuckoo Clock Hospital ... hearing her grandmother’s cuckoo clock for the very first time. Dr. Lehn earned his BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering.
Giant cuckoo clock lands at Portland International Airport
Passengers wondering what time it is at Portland International Airport can look at ... 24 feet tall and 9.5 feet wide, the clock is the tallest freestanding cuckoo clock in the United States. Created by sculptor and mechanical designer Nicolas (Nico ...
December 29, 2014
Giant cuckoo clock at PDX welcomes travelers, in a very Portland way (photos and video)
Travel Portland, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, unveiled the centerpiece of its winter advertising campaign at Portland International Airport, December 18, 2014. A 24-foot tall, handcrafted cuckoo clock ...
December 18, 2014
NEW: Nation’s Tallest Cuckoo Clock to Visit Portland Airport
America’s tallest cuckoo clock will be on display in Portland International Airport starting Thursday the 18th. Standing over 24 feet tall and nine feet wide, the clock was hand crafted in Oregon by Nicolas Gros, a sculptor and mechanical designer ...
December 16, 2014
The Past, Present, and Future of the Cuckoo Clock
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” In traditional cuckoo clocks, the “coo coo” sound is derived from a system of bellows pushing air through two ...
May 16, 2013
River City Clocks Traditional German Cuckoo Clock with Five Hand-Carved Maple Leaves And One Bird, 14-Inch Tall
I assumed after a year that the ad would be corrected, but it wasn’t and the other vender refunded my money after I returned the second clock. They both said there was a mistake in the order number in the ad that is forwarded to river city clocks ...
January 1, 2013