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When Ernst Wille was alive, his former student, Rolf Goellnitz, bought several of his paintings — partly because he admired the German artist's work, partly because he wanted to help Wille fund his latest artistic endeavors. Now, the owner of...
Tags: Arts, Arts and Culture, Germany, New York, California
There is a 94-line statement about Memorial Day outside Huntington Beach City Hall that says more than any editorial the Independent could ever write. That is the city's war memorial, which displays the names of 94 Huntington Beach residents who died...
Richard Miller McQuade, 94, of Stoystown died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Nov. 28, 1918 in Berlin, son of Andrew and Eva Ellen (Miller) McQuade. Preceded in death by parents, step mother Anna (Romesberg) McQuade, half...
If you walk up the long gravel pathway alongside the spacious grassy fields of Whitehall Township's 110-acre main park, the view from the top of the hill is remarkably similar to that from atop the hills just north of Gettysburg. From the Oak Ridge...
Queen for a day Whenever I read anything about the queen of England, I ponder how different my life is (and was) from hers. We are about the same age. I am not at all envious of her, but there are a few instances where I wouldn't mind trading places...
Tags: Mother's Day, Ethics, Alzheimer's Disease, Crosswords, Al Capone
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Coming soon to a ballpark near you -- the silver screen. At least for one night, The Cove is going to trade in the bats, balls and gloves for tanks, vintage fighter flyovers and a movie on the giant videoboard. But the evening isn't just...
As a Cook County Board commissioner, Calvin R. Sutker gained support from his fellow county commissioners to bring the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to Skokie. As a Skokie village trustee, he helped pass the first open housing law in...
Nearly 70 years after they risked their lives on the blood-soaked battlefields of Europe, a proud contingent of South Florida veterans of World War II was honored for their valor Sunday in a ceremony cloaked in patriotism and solemn with emotion. "That...
Name: Judy S. Walter City in which you reside: Chambersburg, Pa. Day job: Retired teacher Book title: "Nightmare in Europe" Genre: Historical nonfiction Short synopsis of book: "Nightmare in Europe" is a concise, easy-to-understand book about the...
World War II lasted six years, but Rick Atkinson needed 14 years to complete his massive trilogy on the conflict. That turned out to be time well spent. Now the wait for the concluding volume of “The Liberation Trilogy,” his magisterial...
Beth David Congregation in Miami is restoring the parchments of two Torah scrolls. One of these scrolls was written in 1890 and rescued from The Holocaust. The Holocaust Torah is one of 1,564 rescued from Czechoslovakia after the Nazis emptied Jews...
Franklin W. Littleton Jr., a retired career Air Force officer and a businessman who was a big-band and Dixieland music aficionado, died April 20 of complications from dementia at Nichols Eldercare, an Edgewood assisted-living facility. The Bel Air...
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