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Happy Birthday to a Legendary Percussionist January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...
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Gene Krupa Birthday Music Library Benny Goodman, big band, drummers, Gene Krupa, jazz, KISS, Martin Scorsese, Neal Peart, Peter Criss, Rush, Taxi Driver, World War II jwalsh
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Wherever I Wind Up: A Staff Favorite of 2012 I recently read Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball by New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey. Mr. Dickey’s story is not the...
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Wherever I End Up Books Library athletes, baseball, Books, New York, R.A. Dickey, reviews, sports, the Mets, Wherever I Wind Up Peter W.
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Moonrise Kingdom: A Staff Favorite of 2012 The houses in Moonrise Kingdom look like advent calendars, tiny compartments filled with toys. There are bird costumes and a raccoon cap and an ancient phonograph that runs on batteries. You can...
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1 Comment Moonrise Kingdom Movies Library films, Moonrise Kingdom, movies, Wes Anderson Daniel M.
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How I Became a Canner! Since our move to the country a little over a year ago, we have been fortunate enough to have lots of land, which meant that we could have an even bigger garden than we had in our plot at the...
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1 Comment Events Library Ball jars, Canning, cooking, cucumbers, DIY, do it yourself, food, food storage, gardening, home canning, homemade sauce, jars, kimchi, Lauryn Chun, natural foods, pickles, pickling, tomatoes Ellen Hayes
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December 17: The Day Aviation Soared December 17 is a big day for aviation history. In 1903, Ohio bicycle makers Orville and Wilbur Wright took their homemade craft down to Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina and became the first to...
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The Wright brothers achieve flight for the first time, December 17, 1903 General Library Amelia Earhart, Apple, aviation, Charles Lindbergh, DC-3, Douglas DC-3, flight, Glenn Curtiss, patent wars, Samsung, Samuel Langley, Smithsonian, space race, Wright brothers Jeremy Walsh
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