May 10, 2013
Want to take the same trip as the Maple Glen Garden Club? Here are the eight plant nurseries and farm markets they visited. (The nurseries are closed Sundays and religious holidays. Some are closed Tuesdays, too. Best to call ahead.) 1. Conestoga Nursery , 310 Reading Rd., East Earl, Pa. 17519, 717-445-4076. Sells trees, shrubs, perennials. 2. Horst Farm Market , 582 Reading Rd., East Earl, Pa. 17519, 717-445-9514. Sells fruit, vegetables, homemade baked goods.
May 9, 2013
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May 1, 2013 |
AMSTERDAM - Millions of Dutch people dressed in orange flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands on Tuesday as the nation welcomed its first king in 123 years. With his mother, Queen Beatrix, 75, abdicating after 33 years, Willem-Alexander, at 46, becomes the youngest monarch in Europe and the first Dutch king since Willem III died in 1890. Like Beatrix before him, Willem-Alexander assumes the throne at a time of social strain and economic malaise. Although the Dutch monarchy is largely ceremonial, he immediately staked out a course to preserve its relevance in the 21st century.
April 26, 2013 |
If Andy Reid were still the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, there is no question what the team would do with the fourth pick of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Reid would request that the player-personnel department run by Howie Roseman take the biggest offensive tackle still available. That would have been a solid decision, just as it will be if Chip Kelly makes the same one, but it is also in keeping with the straight line of Reid's draft history. In nine of the 14 drafts with Reid as head coach, depending on which side of the ball required more attention that year, the Eagles took either an offensive or defensive lineman with their initial selection.
April 26, 2013 |
Brandon Copeland enjoyed a stellar senior season with Ivy League champion Penn and continued the momentum during offseason workouts. Now the Penn defensive end hopes to hear his name called in the NFL draft this weekend or to be signed as a priority free agent. Copeland, a first-team all-Ivy League player this past season, would be keeping up a family tradition if he does indeed enter the NFL. His grandfather Roy Hilton played 11 seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman, nine with the Baltimore Colts (who have since moved to Indianapolis)
April 24, 2013 |
FLEMINGTON, N.J. - There are no heroin kingpins in Hunterdon County, according to prosecutor Anthony Kearns, and he wants to keep it that way. Most people don't associate the mostly rural county of 130,000 with drug trafficking, but as the number of young prescription pill addicts turned heroin junkies balloons throughout the state, Hunterdon has become a battleground. The number of New Jerseyans between 18 and 25 who are in treatment for heroin addiction jumped 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, records show, and Hunterdon felt the brunt of that boom.
April 18, 2013 |
The regular signing period for a number of NCAA sports begins Wednesday, and Jessie Graham will become the first tennis player in Academy of Notre Dame history to complete a letter of intent with a Division I school. It's a neat distinction. It's a distinction that Graham doesn't think she deserves. It's a distinction that needs an asterisk. About 22 years ago, a terrific young tennis player walked the halls of Notre Dame and signed a letter of intent with the University of Florida.
April 17, 2013 |
BOSTON - Carlos Arredondo ran across Boylston Street, jumped the security fence and landed in the middle of fallen bodies. Two women lay motionless. Another woman was standing, frozen, looking down at the wounded and repeating, "Oh my God. " Arredondo had come to the Boston Marathon to watch National Guardsmen run the race in honor of fallen soldiers, including the son Arredondo lost in Iraq. He carried a camera and a small American flag. On the other side of the fence now, he dropped the flag.
March 31, 2013 |
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Friday captured a strategic town near the border with Jordan after a day of fierce clashes that killed at least 38 people, activists said, as opposition fighters expand their presence in the south, considered a gateway to Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 16 rebels were among the dead in the fighting in and around Dael. The town lies less than 10 miles from the Jordanian border in Daraa province, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime began two years ago. The rebel gains have coincided with what regional officials and military experts say is a sharp increase in weapons shipments to opposition fighters by Arab governments in coordination with the United States in the hopes of readying a push into Assad's stronghold in the capital, Damascus.