December 26, 2007 |
This George Washington could not make it across the Delaware River. Ronald Rinaldi III was prepared to play the role of the military leader whose 1776 Christmas night crossing led to a rout of British-led forces in Trenton and revived the downtrodden Continental forces. Rinaldi, 45, had taken part in every reenactment of the crossing since 1976. But this year, reenactors were done in by the river's strong currents.
HOME & GARDEN
January 25, 2007
I am a West L.A. native who lived in Westport, Conn., from 1992 to 1998 before returning to Southern California. While I'm a big fan of our roots in architectural Modernism here, especially the Case Study houses, I discovered a whole new world of gentle architecture and its graciously comfortable interiors that quickly embraced my creative soul. Some of my friends [back East] owned homes built before Washington was even thinking about crossing the Delaware River. Thus, when you ran the story of Laurence Mark's home on Mulholland Drive ["Cape Cod on Mulholland," Jan. 18]
June 29, 2006 |
As the Susquehanna River rose Wednesday night, 200,000 people were ordered to leave their homes near Wilkes-Barre in anticipation of cresting waters that threatened to top the city's levees this morning and pour into residential neighborhoods. The evacuation came after another day of torrential rain in the Northeast that left at least 12 people dead. Houses were lifted from their foundations, bridges washed away and terrified residents awaited rescue on their rooftops.
June 26, 2005
WAS I ever surprised to see the article on the Delaware River in Sunday's paper ["Where American History Was Born," June 19]. This is the first time I have ever seen Milford, N.J., or Upper Black Eddy, Pa., written up in a newspaper other than a local. Thanks for the nostalgia. Ted Creveling Valinda, CA
June 19, 2005 |
In New Jersey, where I grew up, names such as Washington, Monroe, Mercer, Knox, Stockton and Morris are commonplace, found on street signs, municipal halls, schools and liquor stores. When you live in one of the 13 original colonies, the Revolution is part of the landscape, but for countless schoolchildren it's otherwise insignificant. Sometimes it takes the wisdom of age to appreciate history, to want to peer beyond the names to the events.
April 15, 2005 |
Whale watchers gathered on the banks of the Delaware River hoping to catch a glimpse of a beluga whale, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. The whale has been feeding on shad along a stretch of the river between New Jersey and Pennsylvania near the New Jersey capital of Trenton.