Saturday 27 May, 2017
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Monthly Archives: May 2017
Richard Norris Williams II was a Titanic survivor, hero and a tennis champion. [Featured image by Spyder Monkey]

Unlike many first class passengers on the Titanic, Richard Norris Williams (1891-1968) did not get into a lifeboat immediately. On April 15, 1912, he saw the Titanic sink while he hung on to his dear life.  He saw many passengers perish. Charles...

By Lucy Santos on May 25th, 2017
Corey Lewandowski

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is rumored to be rejoining the Trump team as an adviser while the White House deals with several scandals that are bogging down the administration. Read more →...

By Lawrence Lease on May 23rd, 2017
Smokestacks from a wartime production plant during World War II. Telecommuting reduces air pollution. [Featured image by Alfred Palmer/Wikimedia Commons]

On a busy Monday morning, the roads are filled with cars.  There is bumper to bumper traffic. Buses also pass through the roads filled with commuters.  As you walk,  you can  smell the foul odor from the pollution.  On cloudy days, smog...

By Lucy Santos on May 22nd, 2017
American tennis player Karl Behr was a Titanic survivor. [Featured image by J. Parmley Paret/Wikimedia Commons]

This month we celebrate Memorial Day and remember all of those brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Even though Karl Howell Behr never served our country in the military, he was still a gentleman with a story that...

By Lucy Santos on May 19th, 2017

Netflix has released their latest original documentary digging into the rightwing political operative Roger Stone. Roger Stone has popped up throughout the years in American politics from Watergate to the rise of Donald Trump. Read more →...

Hannibal Goodwin invented celluloid film at The Plume House. Goodwin's invention led to the production of motion pictures. [Featured image by Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons]

Entertainment on the big screen is better than ever.  The digital quality brings out the best in every film.  Even flicks that receive poor reviews look superb with today’s technology.  Special effects also make action and science fiction...

By Lucy Santos on May 15th, 2017
Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days, signs autographs at the 62nd Annual Mother Goose parade. [Featured image by Popular Press Media Group/Wikimedia Commons]

Our nation lost a true American lady on April 22, 2017.  She was the beloved American actress, Erin Moran, who was best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the hit sitcom Happy Days.  The show, that American audiences enjoyed so much,...

By Lucy Santos on May 12th, 2017
This mask at The Plume House could be the death mask of President Washington. [Featured image by Lucy Santos]

Every day commuters pass through Broad Street on their way to work, but many ignore a treasure.  The Plume House, which is located on 407 Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey, is a National Historic Landmark.  This  Dutch colonial house was...

By Lucy Santos on May 12th, 2017
Tourists gather around Charging Bull to take photos. Now Fearless Girl faces Charging Bull. [Featured image by Beyond My Ken/Wikimeida Commons]

Ever since 1989, Charging Bull was the only statue in the Financial District of Manhattan, but the bull is no longer alone.  Now there is a Fearless Girl looking directly at the bull.  The two famous statues, that now face each other, have...

By Lucy Santos on May 8th, 2017
Lucy The ElepLucy The Elephant is a very popular attraction in New Jersey. [Featured image by Robert Brizel/Wikimedia Commons]

Memorial Day is a time to honor our fallen heroes.  It is also a day to visit interesting and historic places.  Lucy is a unique attraction at the Jersey shore.  Located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park, Lucy is a building that is...

By Lucy Santos on May 5th, 2017