sports

Take me out to the ball game - The Down East Wood Ducks

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Grainger Stadium is located in Kinston, North Carolina, a town of around 22,000.  The stadium was built in 1949 so Kinston has been a baseball town for generations.  This past August, baseball returned to Kinston with the arrival of the Texas Ranger farm team, the Down East Wood Ducks. The team is named after the […]

Cubs VS Cardinals: The Rivalry a new exhibit heating up baseball fervor at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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With the Cubs World Series win in 2016, anyone in Illinois knows all about the rivalry between the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.  What they may not know though is that there is a new exhibit dedicated to this rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). The new display is giving […]

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The first modern World Series was held in 1903 in Boston.  For over 100 years, fans and players have been riveted by America’s pastime.  Before the boys of summer transition to the boys of fall do your preparation to enjoy this wrap up historical game tonight between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.  Can […]

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Engineer for a day on the Sumpter Valley Rail Road!

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Who didn’t want to be an engineer as a kid?  It’s kind of like that desire to be an astronaut or a Hollywood actress, only for me, the engineer dream came true! During my recent trip to Eastern Oregon Sam McCloskey and his daughter Jennifer Jenks allowed me to be an engineer for a day […]

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Fashion and Travel - Loving it at the Missouri History Museum

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Today Janna Seiz, Marty Swain and my mom and I headed for St. Louis to the Missouri History Museum to view The Little Black Dress exhibit.  The story of how black advanced from being limited to mourning to high fashion.  During the Victorian Age, the black dress was used with very strict mourning social rules […]