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‘Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery’ in Hampton, VA

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‘Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery’ Opening at the Hampton History Museum on February 25, the groundbreaking exhibition “Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery” explores the lives of over 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton who made journeys to freedom or took up arms against their enslavers during periods of war. ...

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Eat Like a Lady – Where Michelle Obama Dines

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By PJ Thomas There is a blues song that says, “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” Those words will never ring more true than when the Obamas leave the White House in January. When the handsome couple entered the White House, Barack Obama was the youngest president to take office since John F. Kennedy. They blew in from Windy ...

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Cuba then and now: From embargo to embrace


By P.J. Thomas When President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March 2016, he became the first sitting president to set foot on the island in 88 years. Change is coming so quickly it’s difficult to keep pace, though U.S. citizens still cannot simply board a plane for leisure travel. When Pathfinders’ Publisher Weller Thomas and I traveled to Cuba in ...

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina; The Perfect Small-Town Beach


By P.J. Thomas North Carolina is known for its beautiful beaches, finger-licking barbecue and delicious, fresh seafood. Wrightsville Beach is an hour and a half from 1-95, that congested north-south artery with which anyone who lives on the East Coast is all too familiar. It has been called one of the country’s best small-town beaches, family friendly destinations and one ...

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Shoes on, shoes off. This way, not that way. What You Really Need to Know to Get Through the Security Faster


As angry travelers reported increased missed flights due to reported problems with TSA screening, efforts have been made to help travelers do their part to simplify the screening process. The Transportation Safety Administration has the following packing tips: Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers – a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes, and then any heavier items. This ...

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Summer Party Drinks

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By Gail Fero A 4th of July party wouldn’t be the same without themed drinks and nibbles. But while summer party foods of grill chicken or potato salad are often staples, you can add a bit of pizzazz to your party with gorgeous, tasty and theme-appropriate drinks, suitable for either adults or children. Red, white and blue are the colors of choice, ...

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Airline Club Lounges


Airports have really upped their game in recent years with celebrity restaurants, day spas, museum quality art exhibits, and nap areas. So are airline club memberships still worth the money? Yearly membership rates vary according to miles flown, but expect to pay on average about $450 for a yearly club membership. That price may seem steep, but if you’re a ...

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James Denmark

Flowers and Day Dreams by James Denmark

James Denmark: The Pride of the low country   James Denmark is the pride of the low country in South Carolina. He has pursued a love for art since he was a child and was first introduced through family members while growing up in Winter Haven, Florida. Denmark, who was born in 1936, says on his website, “he was exposed ...

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How to Start a Wine Collection

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By J. Sunhawk Collecting wine was once the exclusive purview of well-appointed gentlemen with money to build exacting wine cellars, but that’s no longer so. With a modest amount of cash, attention to detail, knowledge, and an area to store the wine, anyone can try their hand at collecting. Due to popular belief, a dark cellar isn’t needed, a cabinet ...

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A Heart for Change in the Heart of Dixie


The eyes of the world were once fixated on a state known as the “Heart of Dixie, as groundbreaking events changed the course of history. Alabama’s historic civil rights legacy is found in every inch of Montgomery and Selma – two pivotal cities in the movement. Montgomery has the rare distinction of being both the birthplace of the Civil War ...

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