Lots of new ideas for things to do in downtown Burlington — and coming soon

Tracy Schmidt's mind is always working. When she gets an idea, or sees something that works in another city, she wants to try it in Burlington where she's general manager of Burlington Beer Works, the popular restaurantand microbrewery that will celebrate its first anniversary in a few weeks. To say the co-op restaurant and brewery … Continue reading Lots of new ideas for things to do in downtown Burlington — and coming soon

The summer of 1968 and my first Major League baseball game

The summer of 1968 was a pivotal and contentious year around the world, and especially so in America. The country was at war in a place few had ever heard of. The Tet Offensive in January signaled a problem there in Vietnam far greater than U.S. leaders would admit and an increasingly embattled incumbent president … Continue reading The summer of 1968 and my first Major League baseball game

A weekend of surprises and a delight in Beaufort

We returned Sunday from an all-too-short long weekend in Beaufort -- the one in North Carolina. It was our first visit there in two years. So there were bound to be some changes. On this trip four things surprised us. First and foremost the long-awaited four-lane, high-rise bridge connecting the Carteret County mainland to Beaufort … Continue reading A weekend of surprises and a delight in Beaufort