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By Rebecca Fending Modern day Halloween holds so much history, but mainly European. From trick-or-treating to the timing of the holiday itself, October 31 is all about celebrating harvest with spooky activities. But, just...
By Rebecca Fending As the end of October approaches, we're reminded of the fun, whimsical holiday that sends us into holiday mode: Halloween. However, the interestingly dark history behind the holiday depicts various international...
By T. Michele Walker At first glance, St. Pete seems like a somewhat modern, 20th century locale. But in spite of its relatively late incorporation date of 1912, the history is indeed rich, dating...
By Randal C. Hill In October 1969, shortly after the release of “Abbey Road”, Beatle fans everywhere were suddenly digging up “evidence” of a music-world tragedy—the death of Paul McCartney.   What did the rumor about Paul say? According to the rumor, he had argued...
Mixing Ages Makes Magic

Mixing Ages Makes Magic

By Kathy Megyeri In 1992, Maryland was the first state to mandate community service for high school graduation. The class of 1997, with 43,249 students, was the first to fulfill that requirement with a minimum...
A Reading Rainbow

A Reading Rainbow

By Michael B. Wright  For quite some time, I have had this theory that if you could list all of the magazines that a person has read regularly from childhood and on, you could see how that person developed into the kind of person they have ultimately become.  
By Randal C. Hill Pop music star Tony Orlando was born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitas in 1944 in Hells Kitchen, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and a Greek father. By age 15,...
The Summer of Love

The Summer of Love

By Randal C. Hill In the now-fabled summer of 1967, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood temporarily morphed into a community of societal dropouts, college students, teenage runaways, vagrants and hustlers. Often clad in Army surplus...
By Kathy Megyeri On August 7, a dignified, small but memorable ceremony will take place in Dunedin, FL, when the Quilt of Valor Foundation awards Vietnam veteran Patrick Kennedy, a resident of Trinity, FL,...
By Michael B. Wright I am currently reading, “A Brief History of Time” by Steven Hawking, and I’m devouring everything I can find about the time-space continuum. I’ve also watched the movie “Donnie Darko” multiple times until I felt that I understood it. All of this has...
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