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Janet Podolak
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Watch Olympic hockey in country where sport began
Men get most of the attention in Olympic hockey play but the Canadian women's team plays at 10:30 a.m. Monday and at the same time Tuesday they'll play the American women hockey team. The men's Olympic competition is at noon every day starting Thursday. If ...
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Eating eel and bull meat a Provencal treat in France
Ingredients for bouillabaisse are sold at the waterside morning fish market in Marseille  Eating in France is always an adventure and regional specialties help to
underscore the sense of place. Bouillabaisse, which originated among
fishermen as a way to u...
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Passport fair successful
About 25 people came to the Passport Fair, staged at The News-Herald by Maureen Kelly, Lake County Clerk of Courts, and two of her staffers. Freelance photographer Dustin Lopez also was on hand to shoot the required 2 by 2-inch photo for each applicant. It'...
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Get details about the Passport Fair which will get folks started on the first step to international travel. Its Fri oct. 11 at the News-Herald
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Max & Erma's redo at Mall brings out the band
The Mentor High School band was there and so were portly Max and Erma  costumed characters. Thursday’s “grand reopening” of Max & Erma’s, a freestanding restaurant in the east Great Lakes Mall parking lot next to Barnes & Noble, drew a packed house crowd fo...
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Take off and landing off swtich may soon be on again f
The blissful disconnectness once seatbelts are fastened is likely to end soon, as more airlines bring wi-fi to the skies. Now, after a year of study, an advisory committee has recommended that the FAA relax its rules. And flight attendants have reported tha...
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France by train
It's been a lovely week traveling by train in the south of France, challenging at first in dealing with an unfamiliar mode of transport  ...
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Making soap in Marseille
Make your own soap at this tiny shop near the Old Port of Marseille, where soapmaking has been a tradition for hundreds of years. The mistral, which roars across the south of France, is credited for the clear and sunny climate of Provence and the magical qu...
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Eating eel and bull meat a Provencal treat in France
Ingredients for bouillabaisse are sold at the waterside morning fish market in Marseille  Eating in France is always an adventure and regional specialties help to
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fishermen as a way to u...
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Take off and landing still an island of serenity with devices turned off.
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Get that passport with everything in one place Oct.11.
Maureen Kelly and I cooked up the idea of a  Passport Fair at a wine tasting one recent evening and now it's ready to take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at The News-Herald, 7085 Mentor Ave. in Willoughby. Staff from her Lake County Clerk of Courts ...
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Tour the Airbus 380 with 500 on board
The giant Airbus 380 flies between Washington D.C. and Paris with 500 people aboard. I chose to fly from Dulles International on my recent trip to France so I could again travel with Air France on its giant Airbus 380. On my return the flight it carried 500...
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Longtime food and travel writer for The News-Herald. Ive added blogging and video to my repertoire   
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