Posts tagged Wikipedia

VW goes from Beetle to Winterkorn

   July 14, 2014 9:07 am    0

Herbie — the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle was so cute, it got its own name in a Disney movie in 1968 with The Love Bug.  The Beetle dates back to 1938, according to Wikipedia, and my friend, Jean Monahan Ross, had plenty of them. Not the 1938 models — we are not that old.  About an hour ago, Volkswagen announced the Winterkorn,…


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Teach your kids an elevator pitch

   June 10, 2014 7:07 am    0

At a recent job fair, my daughter was among the people looking for college interns for her employer. It seems like yesterday that she was the one attending those job fairs looking for an internship and then a job. But now, her observations are enlightening. She noted that few of the college kids had an…


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DWTS — the grand finale tonight

   May 20, 2014 10:27 am    0

And then there were three. I know I have a picture of four, but it’s all I could find. I thought last night was the grand finale, but it’s tonight. Who is going to win this one on “Dancing With the Stars?” The sentimental bets would have to be Amy Purdy, 34. The Olympic snowboarder dances…


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What’s up Doc — it’s Bugs Bunny Day!

   April 30, 2014 12:01 am    0

Bugs Bunny. It was the first Halloween costume I ever remember wearing. Plastic mask and all.  Today we salute the carrot chomping wabbit because Bugs first appeared on April 30, 1938 in Porky’s Hare Hunt, an 8-minute movie with none other than Porky Pig, according to Wikipedia. My favorite Bugs cartoons featured Elmer Fudd – the hunter who turned…


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What I learned from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

   April 22, 2014 6:45 am    0

Even if you don’t “Dancing with the Stars,” this season is inspiring for one reason: Amy Purdy. The 34-year-old is dancing better than most of us could, and she has two prosthetic legs. At 19, she survived a form of bacterial meningitis that resulted in organ failure, loss of both kidneys, her spleen and her…


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A weekend for pancakes, real maple syrup and New Beers Eve

   April 3, 2014 6:46 am    0

It’s a great weekend for sap and tap lovers. The Asbury Woods Maple festival is this weekend — read about it here. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, you can enjoy pancakes and real maple syrup at a Millcreek treasure — Asbury Woods. On Monday, it’s time to celebrate the anniversary of Prohibition’s…


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Uncork wine-flavored popcorn

   October 9, 2013 7:07 am    0

Well I am certainly late to this party, but what a party it is: wine flavored popcorn. A New York City popcorn company — Populence (the web site is under maintenance, so if it doesn’t work, don’t pop your cork) — teamed with Kim Crawford, a winery out of  New Zealand to develop two popcorn flavors: Pinot…


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Fashion Friday — leather up and sock it to me

   August 16, 2013 7:32 am    0

Since leather and faux leather are back big-time, I had to post this Sarah metallic dress from It’s metallic vegan leather — which is 60 percent polyurethane and 40 percent polyester. It’s lined and dry clean only. I almost bought a similar-fabric, green dress with long sleeves in Peebles. So it’s kind of sparkle…


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My poinsettia says it’s Christmas in July

   July 24, 2013 6:46 am    0

It’s July 24, and my 2012 poinsettia is still hanging on with a few red leaves. The red ones look pretty sad, but the green ones are quite healthy. Ordinarily, I don’t pay a lot of attention to Christmas in July — which celebrates that Christmas is six months away. This year,though, I have had…


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Google takes the wheel with driverless cars

   July 8, 2013 7:02 am    0

Move over, George Jetson. These cars may not fly, but they pretty much take over at the wheel, and It all started with cruise control. Driverless cars were the topic of conversation at lunch when my daughter and her boyfriend said Google is testing quite a few vehicles. The cars have been on the road…


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