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Actor: Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

Which part of Dick Van Dyke’s career do you like best – early TV...

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Americana: Statue of Liberty

Posted by on Jul 4, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty. What a grand nickname. What a great gift from the French, back in...

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Americana: The U.S. Marine Corps

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The U.S. Marine Corps

I can’t begin to appreciate the pride shared by members of the Marine...

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Sports: Arnold Palmer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Arnold Palmer

He wasn’t quite the best golfer of his era. You’d have to give that...

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Kid Stuff: Popsicles

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Food, Kids Stuff | 1 comment

According to official Popsicle lore, these frozen treats came into being by...

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Singer: Reba McEntire

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Singer, TV Show | 2 comments

I dare anyone to find anything bad to say about Reba. Now, you don’t have...

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Film: The Shawshank Redemption

Posted by on Jun 29, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Uplifting. That’s a word you don’t usually associate with the...

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TV Show: Johnny Carson

Posted by on Jun 28, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

With this week’s passing of sidekick Ed McMahon, it’s only natural...

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The Arts: Mark Twain

Posted by on Jun 27, 2009 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on The Arts: Mark Twain

We all know the contributions Mark Twain made to American literature. Instead...

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Travel: Lancaster

Posted by on Jun 26, 2009 in Travel | 1 comment

Lancaster has become a sort of hybrid community – part cultural and...

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