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The Columbian
Century-old train wreck fascinates historiansin summer 1917 when a young engineer, Denver Marsh, and his fireman, Charlie Sc
The Columbian / Posted 11 hours ago
in summer 1917 when a young engineer, Denver Marsh, and his fireman, Charlie Schumpf, were working above Jackson Creek. Historical records vary as to the actual date of the wreck. The majority report holds it was July 20; others suggest July 13.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Connecticut town that became America’s best known circus'freak shows' saved: How the world-famous showman PT Barnum who made his money
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
'freak shows' saved: How the world-famous showman PT Barnum who made his money peddling sideshows revived a Connecticut city by making it the home of his 'Greatest Show on Earth' PT Barnum found Bridgeport, Connecticut, in a state of... Read more
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MLive.com
Looter in Detroit 1967 riot: 'You can only be held down for so long'here and sold it to us. We wanted better businesses. We wanted quality food. "
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
here and sold it to us. We wanted better businesses. We wanted quality food. "Basically, we wanted to be a part of the city of Detroit instead of being second-class citizens." That's why Thomas said he and other young men looted and set... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass.Tony Borges & Carla Reis from 7-9 p.m. Free admission. Information: 508-676-551
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted yesterday
Tony Borges & Carla Reis from 7-9 p.m. Free admission. Information: 508-676-5513 or SJOGSomerset.org. HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY — Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, on July 21, 6-9 p.m. Free. Come and see the sizzling side of... Read more
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Philly.com
Things to do down the Shore July 21-23Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Pitch Competition In the mid-1940s a grou
Philly.com / Posted yesterday
Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Pitch Competition In the mid-1940s a group of Coast Guard servicemen made a habit of trekking down to the beach in Avalon and tossing clam shells to pass the time. The game they set up looked a lot like... Read more
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Al.com
A police car damaged an Alabama Confederate monument and reopened a town's painful woundsUndamaged was the inscription on the base: "Our Confederate Dead." A sign at t
Al.com / Posted yesterday
Undamaged was the inscription on the base: "Our Confederate Dead." A sign at the outskirts of Demopolis announces "City of the People," a translation of the town's name from the ancient Greek. The population numbers 7,020 - 50 percent... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
J Extra Calendar, July 19-25, 201729th St. (use double doors off church parking lot). Information: www.kansas-al-
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
29th St. (use double doors off church parking lot). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045. Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information:... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Comic-Con For Educators: Ramona High Eases Into ‘The Odyssey’ With Graphic Novelpop culture, and recent genre trends that tie in with comics. With panelists An
KPBS San Diego / Posted 3 days ago
pop culture, and recent genre trends that tie in with comics. With panelists Angela Ocana, Kelly Quinn Chiu (Santa Clara City Library), Matthew Murray (University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries), Ben Neal (Portsmouth Public Library), Jenny... Read more
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CBC.ca
Renaming Ryerson University is a poor way to deal with Canada's ugly pastTrudeau announced that Langevin Block would be renamed the "Office of the Prime
CBC.ca / Posted 5 days ago
Trudeau announced that Langevin Block would be renamed the "Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council," and Calgary city council voted to rename Langevin Bridge as "Reconciliation Bridge" because of Hector-Louis Langevin's involvement in the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Intramuros monuments, Vigan bridge, Silang church, Pagsanjan arch declared National Cultural TreasuresPuerta Real Arch in Pagsanjan, Laguna—COURTESY OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
Puerta Real Arch in Pagsanjan, Laguna—COURTESY OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION SOCIETY Spanish-era monuments in and around Intramuros, Manila, such as the statues of Simon de Anda; Miguel Lopez de Legazpi; Fr. Andres de Urdaneta, OSA; King Carlos IV; and... Read more
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Daily Mail
Chrissy Teigen, Bethenny Frankel and Hilaria Baldwin share yoga posesFrankel share their best poses... before Hilaria Baldwin goes one better by pul
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Frankel share their best poses... before Hilaria Baldwin goes one better by pulling a pose in a museum - The East Hampton Historical Society Standing on her hands, clinging to the bow, the mother-of-three didn't waver as she pulled off a... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
AgendasDarrick Anderson - Highway Department a. Present Bids for review and award for
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
Darrick Anderson - Highway Department a. Present Bids for review and award for SP 011-591-001 b. CSAH 36 - Fishermans Bridge 7. 6:55 p.m. Confirm Upcoming Meeting Schedule a. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, beginning... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Fashion forwardSimons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too – fro
Daily Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
Simons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too – from subway trains roaring across the Manhattan Bridge overhead. Guests – including VIPs Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, Christian Slater and A$AP Rocky – stood outdoors... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Sunday Editorial: Preserve our architectural landmarksjust after the Civil War. This building is one of 21 structures and one neighb
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
just after the Civil War. This building is one of 21 structures and one neighborhood recently listed by the Jacksonville Historical Society as the city’s most endangered buildings for 2017. And from the looks of this nearly 150-year-old building,... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Oakland County community calendarClawson Farmers Market, 1080 N. Custer Ave., Clawson: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Ma
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Clawson Farmers Market, 1080 N. Custer Ave., Clawson: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, May 21 to Sept. 24, 248-435-6500, www.cityofclawson.com. � Hazel Park Growers and Makers Market is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, June to September at Green Acres Park... Read more
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Darien News-Review
NY Fashion Week: Menswear from Raf Simons, Sanchez-KaneSimons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — fro
Darien News-Review / Posted 7 days ago
Simons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — from subway trains roaring across the Manhattan Bridge overhead. So it wasn't a great night for suede pumps, but the models had the right footwear. They also carried huge... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
NY Fashion Week: Menswear from Raf Simons, Sanchez-KaneSimons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — fro
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
Simons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — from subway trains roaring across the Manhattan Bridge overhead. So it wasn't a great night for suede pumps, but the models had the right footwear. They also carried huge... Read more
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Connecticut Post
NY Fashion Week: Menswear from Raf Simons, Sanchez-KaneSimons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — fro
Connecticut Post / Posted 8 days ago
Simons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — from subway trains roaring across the Manhattan Bridge overhead. So it wasn't a great night for suede pumps, but the models had the right footwear. They also carried huge... Read more
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Greenwich Time
NY Fashion Week: Menswear from Raf Simons, Sanchez-KaneSimons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — fro
Greenwich Time / Posted 8 days ago
Simons show, but there were umbrellas, chunky rain boots and thunder, too — from subway trains roaring across the Manhattan Bridge overhead. So it wasn't a great night for suede pumps, but the models had the right footwear. They also carried huge... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
CalendarArtist’s Eye on New Milford Art”: Opening reception, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. Runs th
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 8 days ago
Artist’s Eye on New Milford Art”: Opening reception, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. Runs through Oct. 15. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-355-3069. “An Expression of Spirit: Three... Read more
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The Natchez Democrat
Natchez, National Park Service advance Forks of the Road donation processby DAVID HAMILTON The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez and the
The Natchez Democrat / Posted 8 days ago
by DAVID HAMILTON The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez and the National Park Service Tuesday entered into an agreement advancing the historic Forks of the Road land donation process. The Natchez Board of Aldermen voted in May to give... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass.and that is an additional fee. However, free busing to and from the venue will
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 8 days ago
and that is an additional fee. However, free busing to and from the venue will be provided. Please note that due to the historical nature of this venue, it is not wheelchair accessible (nor is it stroller friendly) due to all the stairs.... Read more
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BBC News
Indian mutiny: Remembering farmers who fought British rulehis village Shah Mal was extraordinarily plucky. He collected and sent supplie
BBC News / Posted 9 days ago
his village Shah Mal was extraordinarily plucky. He collected and sent supplies to the mutineers of Delhi and blew up the bridge of boats on the Yamuna river, cutting off all communication between Meerut and the British headquarters in Delhi. In... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
J Extra Calendar for Topeka and area events, July 12-18, 2017program. Call the rangers at (620) 273-8494 (then hit 0) to make a free reserva
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
program. Call the rangers at (620) 273-8494 (then hit 0) to make a free reservation. Located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway). Information: Facebook page at... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Historic Duluth depot needs $8 million fixBoyle, St. Louis County Commissioner representing eastern Duluth, said the Depo
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
Boyle, St. Louis County Commissioner representing eastern Duluth, said the Depot needs a major infusion now to serve the city for another 100 years. "I compare this to what the city did with Enger Tower: Fix it up right and it's good for another... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
5 things about Jacksonville: Little-known facts about the heart of Onslow CountyThe City of Jacksonville is unique in many ways, including being named the most
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
The City of Jacksonville is unique in many ways, including being named the most racially integrated metropolitan area in the nation in 1980. In addition to that tidbit of information, Assistant Jacksonville City Manager Glenn Hargett had several... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
Silicon Valley needs to do more to disrupt terrorism threats and defend free societyChurchill to Thatcher, from Menzies to Howard, is not their label but their dog
Business Insider Australia / Posted 11 days ago
Churchill to Thatcher, from Menzies to Howard, is not their label but their dogged devotion to the principles of a free society under the law. Sovereignty. Law. Security. Liberty. In 1944 Menzies went to great pains not to call his new... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Museums to commemorate I-35W bridge collapseMINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10
Finance and Commerce / Posted 11 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse with a new display. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured when the bridge fell into the Mississippi River in... Read more
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News 8000
Museum to mark 10th anniversary of I-35W Bridge collapseMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcomi
News 8000 / Posted 12 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse with a new display. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured when the bridge fell into the Mississippi River in... Read more
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Wise County Messenger
Monday, July 10, 2017EXPECT DELAYS ON TEXAS 114 – Work is expected to begin today on repairs to a br
Wise County Messenger / Posted 12 days ago
EXPECT DELAYS ON TEXAS 114 – Work is expected to begin today on repairs to a bridge on Farm Road 156 at Texas 114 near Northwest High School in Justin. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the work will continue through July 17. All... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Museum to mark 10th anniversary of I-35W Bridge collapseMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcomi
KTTC Rochester / Posted 12 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse with a new display. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured when the bridge fell into the Mississippi River in... Read more
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The Morning Call
A city is formed: Bethlehem marks centennial of consolidationIf thou wouldst have a city here, Consolidate, consolidate A city that is rea
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
If thou wouldst have a city here, Consolidate, consolidate A city that is really great It’s not too late, consolidate Some city parks through hills and dells To give our families breathing spells, Lower by half the water rate Consolidate,... Read more
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Sedalia Democrat
Community calendar for July 10 through July 16Show Me Sound, Sweet Adelines International, Wesley United Methodist Church, 13
Sedalia Democrat / Posted 13 days ago
Show Me Sound, Sweet Adelines International, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1322 W. Broadway Blvd. 7 p.m.: Cole Camp Area Historical Society, at the Cole Camp Jung Memorial Library in Cole Camp. 7 p.m.: Serenity Seekers Al-Anon, Ditzfeld Center... Read more
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CBS News
All hail the Erie CanalS. Allen, he comes to Rochester, New York around 1910, sees the canal for the f
CBS News / Posted 13 days ago
S. Allen, he comes to Rochester, New York around 1910, sees the canal for the first time, hears the phrase 'low bridge,' and he ends up composing the song. It's the only canal song he wrote. Not only was he not a canal man, but no one... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Woman forges fantasy into art at YSU festYOUNGSTOWN Lizz Beltz relishes building bridges between fantasy and reality, a
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 13 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN Lizz Beltz relishes building bridges between fantasy and reality, and paving them with steel-enforced creativity. “I bring the fantasy world to life,” said Beltz, who owns The Dragon Smith, a Niles-based art-forging business she started... Read more
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The Courier
GLORY DAYS: 101 great Hunter momentscrowd in Hunter St. In the early afternoon of Wednesday, August 15, 1945, an e
The Courier / Posted 16 days ago
crowd in Hunter St. In the early afternoon of Wednesday, August 15, 1945, an estimated 100,000 people crammed into the city area of Newcastle to celebrate and dance in the streets: World War II was over. In a Hunter Valley coalmine a wheeler... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The Paris of the EastPedestrians strolling through 19th-century Khedival Cairo, today largely corres
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
Pedestrians strolling through 19th-century Khedival Cairo, today largely corresponding to the downtown area of the city, will likely encounter many different scenes this week as Abdeen Square and Alfi and Muizz streets are transformed into cultural... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Love an odd or unique festival? Check out our Top 11Is driving a tractor across the Mackinac Bridge on your bucket list? Have a des
Detroit Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
Is driving a tractor across the Mackinac Bridge on your bucket list? Have a desire to walk in the Parade of Tropical Fools? Meet Michigan's Bologna king and queen? If the draw of the usual carnival and beer tent has gone stale, check this list of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Cuba photographs show island on verge of economic collapse in 1990sfor things that were either off the beaten track or somewhat inaccessible.’ Th
Daily Mail / Posted 17 days ago
for things that were either off the beaten track or somewhat inaccessible.’ The photographer, who moved to New York City in 1984 and has lived there ever since, first traveled to Cuba in 1990. She returned 11 times thereafter up until 1996.... Read more
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MLive.com
Want to win a Mackinac Bridge tower tour? $5 raffle ends todayMACKINAW CITY, MI - Mittens down, it's one of the best views of our two-peninsu
MLive.com / Posted 17 days ago
MACKINAW CITY, MI - Mittens down, it's one of the best views of our two-peninsula state you'll ever see. The view from atop the mighty Mackinac Bridge gives you a panoramic view of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Lower Peninsula and the Straits of... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Check out a concertLooking for something to do? Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Band give a free
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 17 days ago
Looking for something to do? Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Band give a free concert tonight in Milton and Soul City with 4 In A Row plays at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth. Click on the photo above to see some good bets. To see even... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
J Extra Calendar, July 5-11, 2017Marvin Auditorium, 1515 S.W. 10th. Face painting and glitter tattoos noon to 2
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
Marvin Auditorium, 1515 S.W. 10th. Face painting and glitter tattoos noon to 2 p.m., and midway games. Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information:... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Western opera houses connected their communities to cultureThe Glenwood Springs man believed the community needed an opera house, as many
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 18 days ago
The Glenwood Springs man believed the community needed an opera house, as many of its contemporaries had. The city was young — only a couple of years old as Durand imagined this community center. But such facilities were popping up throughout the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Holiday reading: Irish diplomats on what books to read wherethe story of a father and son on a pub crawl through Prague, discussing their p
The Irish Times / Posted 19 days ago
the story of a father and son on a pub crawl through Prague, discussing their personal lives against the background of the city’s complex history during the 20th century. The dialogue is a mix of James Joyce and Bohumil Hrabal. Non-fiction: Havel:... Read more
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Breitbart
Acts of Terror: A History of Left-Wing Political Violence in Americaresponsible for Hodgkinson’s crime. But finding “both sides” at fault neither
Breitbart / Posted 20 days ago
responsible for Hodgkinson’s crime. But finding “both sides” at fault neither fits with the event in question nor with the historical record. At the turn of the 1900s, when American leftism adopted a more Marxist, class-conscious bent found in the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
J Extra Calendar, June 28 - July 4, 2017of inclement weather, the performance will be pulled to the “Little Theater” at
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
of inclement weather, the performance will be pulled to the “Little Theater” at the WLW Auditorium. Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information:... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Partnership invites you to celebrate Youngstown’s Birthdaytime. “He was an opportunist looking to make some real money,” said Bill Lawso
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 26 days ago
time. “He was an opportunist looking to make some real money,” said Bill Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Lawson plans to dive into what Young had in store for his town, and Phil Kidd, associate director of... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
List of Area Recreation Groups for Monday, June 26, 2017(Flagler County Chapter). 7. BMW Motorcycle Club of Daytona: 386-763-0010 or
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 27 days ago
(Flagler County Chapter). 7. BMW Motorcycle Club of Daytona: 386-763-0010 or daytonabmwriders.com. 8. Bridge Players: Ormond Beach Women's Club, 386-677-9427, new members welcome. Daytona Beach Peninsula Club, 386-767-3297 for... Read more
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Austin Daily Herald
Senior center to help celebrate grand to replace playground equipmentmodular play equipment and add adult exercise equipment in Austin Morning Lions
Austin Daily Herald / Posted 28 days ago
modular play equipment and add adult exercise equipment in Austin Morning Lions Park. To complete the total project, the city also received a grant from the Hormel Foundation for ADA surface tiles a poured material under the play equipment. This... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Ghosts of Aycock: Was 1905 fire the largest mass murder in local history?associated with the town gives it special significance in U.S. history. The fo
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 29 days ago
associated with the town gives it special significance in U.S. history. The following excerpt from "The Ghost of Bellamy Bridge: 10 Ghosts & Monsters from Jackson County, Florida" details the events of 1905: "In October of 1905, newspaper... Read more
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