Father's Day short story: When The Blackbird Sings by Nicci Gerrard
He squinted at the clock. Ten past six and the rest of the house was still quiet. He pictured them in their beds, eyelids closed and flickering in dreams. Sam had turned 13, but he would be lying the way he'd lain since a small child – as if he had ...
June 20, 2015
What's happening Saturday in the north state
Second and Wall streets. EBT cards accepted to use with redeemable market script for eligible food items. 893-3276. Friday Night Live: 8:30 p.m. Summer Movies In the Park at the Vinsonhaloer Park in Orland kicks off with showing of “McFarland ...
June 19, 2015
The Battle of Waterloo, as it happened on June 18, 1815
The French are driven from Plancenoit for the last time. Brigadier .. The Dutch-Belgian troops on the crest of the ridge keep firing, but they cannot withstand the weight of numbers. They fall . "At length some of the more daring, and there were ...
June 18, 2015
EF-2: Survival, loss and love in Wessington Springs
Five o'clock marks the beginning of a normal shift for Deputy Mentzer and Ajax. The pair load up their . He climbs over a large section of wall and sees them. As he runs his heart begins to weigh heavy. .. Dave has driven the path so many ...
June 12, 2015
How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness
At one time or another, three grandparents and some 70 family members helped maintain a round-the-clock vigil. “He was never left alone, ever, for a second,” still needs to be reactivated and coordinated. Schiff argues that that part of the healing ...
A D-Day Vet Shows Normandy to His Son
The car was stopped in the middle of the sloping road, and the man and the boy just sat there looking down across the top of the two German concrete emplacements and at the tilted hulk of a hollow concrete floating pier that had been driven by a storm ...
June 5, 2015
Ingrid Nilsen and the Art of Coming Out on YouTube
Nilsen proceeds to tell the touching tale of discovering her preference when she was like, four, but being driven by negative societal influences to keep it under wraps. She digressed into relationships with men she deeply regrets having been untrue to ...
June 12, 2015
Rick woke before the alarm, with the sound of birdsong outside his window. He opened his eyes and the first thing he saw was what he saw every morning: her face looking at him from the photo on the chest beneath the window. A few years ago, Laura – wrapping her arms around him from behind and speaking into his hair, had suggested he put the photograph somewhere less visible. When he woke and stared at where her face should have been, he felt guilty he was trying to put her out of his mind. So he replaced the picture and woke to that fresh face, brimful of joy. “It doesn’t make me sad,” he’d said to Laura, although of course it did. It made him sad and it made him happy. He turned over and found Laura gone: she must have crept quietly from the room so as not to wake him. He pictured her dressing in the bathroom, going downstairs holding her shoes, picking up the bag she had packed late the evening before, the door opening and closing with a slight click. He squinted at the clock. He pictured them in their beds, eyelids closed and flickering in dreams. Sam had turned 13, but he would be lying the way he’d lain since a small child – as if he had fallen from a tall building, legs splayed and arms flung away from his body, all the covers adrift.
Second and Wall streets. EBT cards accepted to use with redeemable market script for eligible food items. Friday Night Live: 8:30 p. m. Summer Movies In the Park at the Vinsonhaloer Park in Orland kicks off with showing of “McFarland. ” Local Friday Night Live members will be selling popcorn, drinks and have a 50/50 raffle to raise funds to attend youth conferences this fall and spring. Sunday Matinees start at 2 p. m. Center for the Arts: 5:30-7 p. m. Kinetics Academy of Dance will be performing at the Center for the Arts at Pleasant Valley High School. Tickets are available at door or by calling studio at 345-2505. Community Blood Drive: 8 a. m. -1 p. m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave. Tinseltown Theatre, Bloodsource and The Blaze 103. 5 Blood Drive: 11 a. m. -4 p. m. Donors receive free Cinemark movie pass and $5 gift card for Fast Eddie’s Sandwich Shop. Weight at least 110 pounds, eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids before donating. bloodsource. org or (866) 822-5663. Book sale: 9-11:30 a. m. Friends of the Library. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Variety of books, magazines, videos, CDs, audio books. children’s books 25 cents, paperbacks 25 cents.
There are approximately 1. 7 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States each year, and although most of them are mild or moderate, thousands result in severe brain damage. Those injuries always happen on the same day: day zero, a day that marks the start of a fateful and often flawed prognostic calendar. For 19-year-old Dylan Rizzo, day zero was December 28, 2010. Tall and slender, with dark hair and a sly sense of humor, Dylan possessed bright eyes and a wry arch to his smile, like a younger James Franco. He played hockey and high-jumped at his high school in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, and rooted passionately for the Bruins. During the normal part of day zero, Dylan and his father, Steve, watched a local hockey tournament, then went to a family dinner at his grandmother’s house. Around 8:30 p. m. , Dylan left in his car, stopping to drop his sister off at home. Before heading to play video games at his friend Ryan’s house, he called his mother to complain. “I called Dylan,” she recalled. So she texted Ryan: “When Dylan gets there, just tell him I got the controller. When emergency responders arrived, they found the driver’s-side door of Dylan’s SUV crunched into a telephone pole. Dylan was slumped in his seat, unconscious. Dylan had traveled barely 200 yards before.
Willard Clock Museum highlights 100 years of clock-making in Grafton
In the keeping room, the oldest part of the house built in 1745, there are a multitude of small 30-hour clocks, called Grafton Wall Clocks ... from England – Simon Willard did invent a weight-driven clock jack, patented in 1784. The house contains ...
June 17, 2015
Clocks’ many duties stand the test of time
Examples can be found from any decade from 1820 on up; new Kit-Cat clocks swish their tails in a variety of colors on the wall. Another indicator that clocks and watches continue to draw interest is the fact that the Wichita Antique Watch & Clock ...
March 6, 2015
Brazil’s Inflation Rises Even Amid Low Growth
Annual inflation was driven up by an 8% increase in food prices and a 8.8% ... Brazil’s once-dynamic economy has stagnated under the weight of an overvalued currency, uncompetitive industry and weak global demand. After expanding an estimated 0.15% ...
January 9, 2015
Keeping things ticking with the Maryland Clock Company
began the clock repair business in 1950. Rick Graham, an only child, took over the shop at nineteen when his father passed away in 1973. Years later, Rick and Doris Graham expanded the company to include selling clocks. Grandfather, grandmother, wall ...
December 5, 2014
E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator soars to a record $356,950 at auction
Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock – one of only three examples known ... a quality brass 8-day weight-driven time-only movement with pyramid plates, and deadbeat escapement. A Seth Thomas No. 8 office calendar clock ...
December 5, 2014
Horology Auction Earns Nearly $1.1 Million
Howard & Company examples, were all the rage. The star was a 58" E. Howard & Co. No. 6 Regulator figure-eight wall clock from about 1884, with an eight-day time-only weight-driven movement. The walnut case retained the original finish; the paint on the ...
October 24, 2014
Uji wall clock moves its hands
It's like data driven enlightenment, the idea that you can know yourself ... Ivor Williams: Uji uses the design archetype of a wall clock. The black metal arms are connected through the back to these counterweights which are swung and motioned by ...
May 9, 2014