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  • By TOM WILLIAMS, Columnist

This is the time of year for graduation. Public high schools will begin to say goodbye to the Class of 2016 over the next month or so. Many colleges have already passed out diplomas. And many of those colleges bring in significant commencement speakers.

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  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It seems strange to begin a column about ice cream by writing about sounds. But it’s the sound of tires wooshing by on new black asphalt that marks for me the first trip of the season to the ice cream stand. It’s the nature of ice cream stands that they be located close to streets and roads;…

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  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

There are moments in life when it’s best to have a handy backup plan for the mind. You don’t want to be thinking about the size of the needle when the lab technician drawing the blood is having trouble finding the vein, nor how long you have to lie still in that tight tube of the magnetic re…

  • By TOM WILLIAMS, Columnist

Our list of the 50 top records from the second half of the 20th century was featured in last week’s At Large column as a tribute to Monday night’s Grammys. This week, some people you know from listening to the radio pick five (or so) of their favorites.

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It is a small ritual, one of several with which I start each day, and comes as part of making the morning coffee; a private routine to ease me gently from the world of sleep into the movements of the day. Some days I don’t make coffee at all. Most days I do, in the luxury of semiretirement t…

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  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

We are in the midst of the December television traditions that have taken root in our homes over the years. Specials and spectaculars crowd the TV listings from Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade right on through the Mummer’s strut up Broad Street on New Year’s Day,. You can’t miss Bing Crosby and R…

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  • By TOM WILLIAMS, Columnist

This is the time of year for graduation. Public high schools will begin to say goodbye to the Class of 2016 over the next month or so. Many colleges have already passed out diplomas. And many of those colleges bring in significant commencement speakers.

featured
  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It seems strange to begin a column about ice cream by writing about sounds. But it’s the sound of tires wooshing by on new black asphalt that marks for me the first trip of the season to the ice cream stand. It’s the nature of ice cream stands that they be located close to streets and roads;…

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  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

There are moments in life when it’s best to have a handy backup plan for the mind. You don’t want to be thinking about the size of the needle when the lab technician drawing the blood is having trouble finding the vein, nor how long you have to lie still in that tight tube of the magnetic re…

  • By TOM WILLIAMS, Columnist

Our list of the 50 top records from the second half of the 20th century was featured in last week’s At Large column as a tribute to Monday night’s Grammys. This week, some people you know from listening to the radio pick five (or so) of their favorites.

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It is a small ritual, one of several with which I start each day, and comes as part of making the morning coffee; a private routine to ease me gently from the world of sleep into the movements of the day. Some days I don’t make coffee at all. Most days I do, in the luxury of semiretirement t…

featured
  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

We are in the midst of the December television traditions that have taken root in our homes over the years. Specials and spectaculars crowd the TV listings from Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade right on through the Mummer’s strut up Broad Street on New Year’s Day,. You can’t miss Bing Crosby and R…

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ATLANTIC CITY – Organizers of the 13th Annual Atlantic City Airshow have announced a revised performance schedule for the event, set for Wednesday, Sept. 2 over the ocean in front of the beach and Boardwalk.

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