One day, not so long ago, I was talking to two men. One is a distinguished attorney who has referred clients with hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. The other is homeless. He was talking about home ownership. He claimed that you don’t really own a house because youRead More →

Wise beyond her years, Hailey Dougherty has always enjoyed swimming, friends, school, and all things normal for a now 14-year-old high school freshman. However, the past two years have been anything but normal for Dougherty and her Mount Joy Township family. As someone who started swimming at the age ofRead More →

BHS girls dominate district pool meet 7 out of 14 go to state are freshmen The freshman-dominated Bainbridge High School Girls’ Swim and Dive Team topped the West Central District 3 Class 3A Championships on Friday and Saturday, finishing the season undefeated. The Spartans had 450 points, while second-placed StadiumRead More →

Southgate Police have confirmed the unconscious teenager pulled from a hotel swimming pool on Saturday died. He has been identified as Chance Coy, 13. Detective Sgt. Jason Kment confirmed he died shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Summit Academy Superintendent of Schools Leann Hedke emailed parents on Wednesday acknowledging the schoolRead More →

LECANTO – It took three years for the Gulf Coast 8 Conference Championship swim competition to take place, but for Crystal River it was worth the wait. Teams from seven GC8 schools (Central High has not formed a team this year) converged on the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA onRead More →

Naperville North is turning to a familiar face to take charge of the girls’ swimming program as former assistant Connor Binning becomes head coach with Andy McWhirter in an assistant role. Find out more about the new Huskie at the controls in this report presented by Edward Medical Group. TheRead More →

A 31-year-old man from Placentia testified this week to repeatedly slapping his 19-year-old girlfriend and hitting her with a broken pool cue, and admitted to being responsible for her death, but denied having had the ‘intention to kill her. Nicholas Lee Clark spoke Tuesday and Wednesday in a Santa AnaRead More →

There were winners but no losers as 300 people took to the grounds of Vineland’s Dolphin Swim Club on a sweltering August evening to witness an unprecedented gathering of talented swimmers, enjoy an elaborate buffet, honor some key people in Vineland’s swimming history and raising thousands of dollars for charity.Read More →

After opening Studio Maven in May, Mikaela Sue Henninger, first business owner and hairstylist, hopes to continue the friendships she has made with customers since returning home in 2016. NEAR ISLE, Maine – After opening Studio Maven in May, Mikaela Sue Henninger, first business owner and hairstylist, hopes to continueRead More →

Samantha Lackney is the founder, owner and sole stylist of The Rare Bird salon. (Photo Élisabeth Miller) ALEXANDRIA, VA – Local artist and hairdresser, Samantha Lackney, has just opened its own salon. The rare bird, located at 301 Hooff’s Run Dr., is a cozy living room suite, complete with aRead More →

Seafoam green walls greet guests entering Ramona’s Kut N ‘Kurl. And comfy dryer chairs upholstered in smooth avocado green vinyl with contrasting sides in a line of coordinating monochrome vinyl brocade on one wall. Across the street are shampoo bowls and cabinets for two styling stations, while mid-century modern waitingRead More →

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you are about to read comes from our journalists doing their important job – investigating, researching and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspiring stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires a lot ofRead More →