France learns to speak 'touriste'
But now, after years of casually riding a reputation for stunning monuments and world-class food, the French are starting to talk about tourism as an economic benefit — and one they need to do more to capitalize on. This is a sea change in a … Read more on News24
Rockport Goings On
The Old Garden Beach Association will hold its annual children's picnic Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. Races and games on the beach followed by a cookout lunch on the green. A $ 1 donation per child is requested. Rain date is Sunday, July 28. All … Read more on Gloucester Daily Times
G/L Hall of Fame nomination deadline extended to Aug. 12
… BBJ Linen, Center on Halsted, Chicago History Museum, Grab Magazine, Hall's Rental, House of Blues, Chuck Hyde, International Mr. Leather, J&L Catering, Michael A. Leppen, Miller Lite, Napleton's Northwestern Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Sarah (Frey) Rose, … Read more on Windy City Times
A celebration of Ramadan
Ramadan is a real fast! Lent has been, let us say, softened in its limitations for Catholics, and the Jewish fast day of Yom Kippur is, well, just one day. Ramadan requires the pious Muslim to refrain from all food and liquids for 18 hours a day, every … Read more on Chicago Tribune (blog)
Soriano, Yankees close to reunion tour?
The Cubs outfielder has been on a tear lately, and even went so far as to bring up the possibility of his leaving the Friendly Confines, according to CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney. “I don't want to be on this team if they don't want me here. It's kind … Read more on Cubbies Crib
Mott St: Restaurant review
Because the Mott St space lacks a basement, the partners needed to devise storage solutions in the dining room itself, such as these shelves with screens. … The "Storms In Spring" cocktail at Mott St is an homage to this season's funky weather in … Read more on Time Out Chicago