| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Last year, Oakland resident Samantha Matalone Cook wanted to find a better way to teach kids about science, technology and engineering. An educator, writer and artist who home schools her three kids, Cook and some friends hatched a concept they called...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Following up on my email dialogue on pensions last week with a spokesman for unionized state workers, this week I’m corresponding with Kristina Rasmussen, executive vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think-tank based in...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:52 PM
The owner of a local youth hostel went before a federal judge on Friday, accused of traveling overseas to have sex with a minor.
The judge ruled to keep 43-year-old Jason Jayavarman in custody for the time being. He was arrested Wednesday and he...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:47 AM
BOYNE CITY -- The eighth annual Boyne Community Potluck Picnic will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Veterans Memorial Park pavilion in Boyne City. The theme for the picnic is "Old Fashioned Family, Food, and Fun."
Activities for all ages will...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:01 AM
I never thought of myself as a citizen of the world. I was raised by men and women from the Greatest Generation who were definitively American. That was my inheritance.
Global citizenship refers to a political philosophy in which the core social,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Updated Aug. 9 at 6:15 p.m.
A couple days after a troop of local Boy Scouts learned they would no longer be allowed to use the facilities at Anchorage Baptist Temple, other community and religious leaders are opening their doors.
Pastor Jerry Prevo...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:22 PM
A group of local Boy Scouts learned Tuesday they will no longer be allowed to use facilities at the Anchorage Baptist Temple.
Anchorage Christian Schools, located on the church's campus, is currently home base for Troop 1316, but the church informed...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Annapolis Shakespeare Company's "Much Ado About Nothing" merits much ado about something — a masterfully crafted show by a young troupe under the direction of Sally Boyett-D'Angelo.
Company founder and director Boyett-D'Angelo has set the Bard's...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Cadette Girl scouts Kaitlyn Trexler and Rachel D'Anna recently completed projects that benefited local organizations, earning the Silver Award. Trexler prepared more than 80 baskets, which included personal care items, snacks and small books/toys, for the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:15 PM
A crew of nine teenage Scouts and their three leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico on the 75th anniversary of the ranch's inception.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:36 AM
Prior to starting this summer’s Around the World in Five Days camp, local Girl Scout Julissa Molina was not familiar with Kenya.
Yet through fun games and activities, Julissa and nearly 25 local Girl Scouts were able to learn about the culture...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Jamboree attendees served in countless ways
To the editor:
So Carly Rae Jepsen and Train shunned the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree because of their principles, and President Obama shunned the Jamboree again — for the second time during his presidency. I...