A vicious foe is now a trusted friend. The epitome of evil is now a cornerstone of postwar Europe. As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches, Germans are now welcomed instead of shunned and despised like the Nazis who came before them. Now, a soldier wearing the German flag on his shoulder can stroll under a star-spangled flag at the Normandy American Cemetery, symbolizing the mending that’s occurred since allied nations fought their way onto French beaches held by Adolf Hitler’s forces on June 6, 1944. “This is the most important thing, for which we are forever grateful: That we can be here wearing our German uniforms and that we meet friendly people,” said Daniel Pommer, a member of a German mechanized infantry battalion that visited the U.S. military cemetery and memorial on Tuesday. Standing amid 9,388 pristine white crosses , most of them for Americans killed during the D-Day landings and the fighting that followed, Pommer said the fallen buried at … [Read more...] about Foe, now friend: Germans find place at D-Day sites in France
Queenie Wong, provided by 10:30 am PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Facebook Dating has a new feature called "Secret Crush" that lets your friends know you're romantically interested in them. Facebook Dating has a new feature called "Secret Crush" that lets your friends know you're romantically interested in them. Photo: Facebook Photo: Facebook Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Facebook Dating has a new feature called "Secret Crush" that lets your friends know you're romantically interested in them. Facebook Dating has a new feature called "Secret Crush" that lets your friends know you're romantically interested in them. Photo: Facebook Facebook Dating wants to help you turn your friends into lovers 1 … [Read more...] about Facebook Dating wants to help you turn your friends into lovers
The Northtown Mall in Blaine, Minnesota, bustles with activities for children: a video game arcade, furry motor scooters shaped like animals, a bungee-cord trampoline you’d expect to see at a carnival. Among the flashing lights and commotion is Tony’s Place, which opened doors in October with a mission to cultivate an inclusive play space for people who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their family members and friends. Inside Tony’s Place you’ll find twinkling fairy lights wrap around various sensory swings that can hold multiple people, including children, adults and people with wheelchairs. A pallet of bubble wrap stands in an alcove, available for anyone to satisfy that tactile need. There’s a netted trampoline and physical activity center to help release physical energy. A darkened, quiet room with fluffy pillows, coloring books and glowing neon tubes full of toy fish; this is a place for anyone who simply needs to chill out and decompress. … [Read more...] about Sensory-friendly: a safe play place for children with autism
Ryan Cormier Delaware News Journal Published 8:59 AM EST Nov 20, 2018 Thanksgiving Eve is upon us. And while one of the biggest bar nights of the year means old friends re-connecting before their big family holiday dinners, it doesn’t have to be a night of just conversation. Wilmington will be hosting several concerts that will give the party night a lively shot, whether you’re looking for reggae grooves, dancable rockabilly or extended jams. Here are a few options ... Spokey Speaky at Stitch House Brewery (829 Market St.): The Wilmington reggae trio — a staple of the city’s annual People’s Festival : A Tribute To Bob Marley — will bring a rare live show to the downtown brewery. Starting at 10 p.m., the expansive Stitch House will be filled with the sounds of summer. And since the brewery is so large, complete with communal tables, it’s a perfect spot to land on a busy night like Thanksgiving Eve without worrying about space. Free. Bones … [Read more...] about Meeting friends on Thanksgiving Eve? Check out these concerts & parties.
Latham Bell, 53 (Courtesy of Gazettes photographer Stephen Dachman). Bell was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango that crashed into a restaurant in the 1900 block of E. Pacific Coast Highway Thursday (Photo courtesy of Long Beach Fire Department). Show Caption of Expand By JJ Fiddler | [email protected] | Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: May 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm | UPDATED: September 1, 2017 at 11:57 am A well-known Wilson High coach and elementary school teacher in Long Beach was killed Thursday afternoon in a collision after he suffered a medical emergency on the way to a meet, friends and fellow coaches said. Latham Bell, 53, of Seal Beach was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango that crashed into a restaurant near Pacific Coast Highway and Cherry Avenue. Three others, all of them pedestrians dining at the restaurant, were also injured in the collision at 3:37 p.m. but are expected to survive. The Wilson aquatics community is mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Bell, an assistant … [Read more...] about Wilson High swim coach, 53, killed in crash on way to historic meet