Cycling in Berlin > Report #3 (Starting from Amsterdam)

Cycling in Berlin > Report #3 (Starting from Amsterdam)

On a sunny, hot, sticky morning, Amsterdam’s first touch of summer, I met up with the group of 100+ cyclists in front of OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, or the Public Library of Amsterdam). Many are friends from last year’s trip (we cycled from Vilnius to Tallinn); some are new participants. There’s…
Gettin’ Muddy with Chevy

Gettin’ Muddy with Chevy

The first two things I saw at the Pocono Raceway were a fleet of brand new, Blue Ray Metallic Chevrolet Impalas and a man wearing a Perky Jerky suit. Sleek with rain, the cars teased us with sporty contours and freshly-mudded tires—grey skies or blue, they were eager for the…
Update on Anne Schober’s Building Hope Crew

Update on Anne Schober’s Building Hope Crew

Unfortunately, the group was not as successful as they hoped with the Lancaster City Council. Their presentation went well; but, with any new initiative, money is always the pressing issue. They are still looking for one location for a teen shelter along with adding the newest component of the program:…
Cycling in Berlin > Report #2

Cycling in Berlin > Report #2

Street art. Graffiti. Public art. Graffiti on public art. Street art covered with graffiti, graffiti that looks like street art. Walls painted with spray paint, store display windows exploding in color. The Berlin Wall, a long remnant of it decorated by artists, preserved (for now) as the East Side Gallery.…
Cycling in Berlin > Report #1

Cycling in Berlin > Report #1

Berlin is a city of readers, and a city of cyclists. It's proving to be an excellent gateway to my summer adventure: I join a hundred librarians in Amsterdam next week for a bicycle and library tour, Cycling for Libraries. This morning I sit in a corner cafe and watch…
A New Twist on an Old Fashioned

A New Twist on an Old Fashioned

Looking for the perfect summer cocktail? Look no further than a special reinvention of the classic Old Fashioned, now available at the Belvedere Inn. Made with a combination of Macallan 15 Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Brugal 1888 Rum, agave nectar, a dash of orange bitters, an orange twist…
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