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News stories tagged with "fourth-of-july"

Chowing down.<br />Photo courtesy of Mike Shawl
Chowing down.
Photo courtesy of Mike Shawl

Good Eats at Lake Placid BBQ Festival

Hot and spicy was the order of the day at the Lake Placid 5th annual I Love Barbecue Festival to benefit the Shipman Youth Center. Competitors braved high temperatures for three days as they cooked up some delicious meat. Sarah Harris visited the festival, sampled delectable barbecued chicken and has our story.  Go to full article

Commentary: Reflections on turning 70

Birthdays that end in a 0 tend to get our attention and make us reflective. Commentator Paul Willcott, who is turning 70 as the nation turns 232, takes a look backward and forward at his own life and that of America.  Go to full article

Commentary: Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Time of "W"

Today's celebration isn't so much about elation because we've overthrown the redcoats and the oppression of King George III. The parades and fireworks and picnics of out time are a general celebration of America and of self-government, liberty, prosperity and other blessings we have strived for and more or less achieved. Commentator Paul Willcott finds that celebration of July 4th is strongly colored by the individual's perception of the state of the nation and the world.  Go to full article

Vermonters Can Legally use Sparklers

Vermonters should be able to celebrate Independence Day this summer with sparklers; legal sparklers that is. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Celebrating the Fourth in Saranac Lake

Brian Mann sends this audio postcard of the Fourth of July celebration in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Commentary: the Fourth, Our Only National Holiday

Commentator Paul Willcott thinks the Fourth of July may be our only really national holiday.  Go to full article

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