GANGI, Sicily (AP) – Far from the packed beaches of Sicily’s busy coastlines, there’s a quieter and wilder world in its high mountains.
NEW YORK (AP) – It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast.
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association held its annual meeting on November 15, 2018 at the Common Man restaurant in Concord, New Hampshire. After a buffet luncheon, speaker Cliff Wallach gave a presentation about the company Jasper 52, which is a marketing platform for weekly antique auctions.
NEW YORK – Holiday tips are a way to thank the people who make your life easier. So why is it so hard to figure out whom to tip and how much? Guides published by etiquette experts don’t always agree on what’s appropriate. What people actually do is another matter altogether.
NEW YORK – The Save Vanishing Species stamps sold by the US Postal Service are administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and provide funding for projects to conserve endangered species in the wild. The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance and Association of Zoos & Aquariums are urging consumers to purchase the stamps for their holiday mailing needs.
BALLINGER, Texas (AP) – The activity never stops at the Olde Park Hotel in Ballinger. From full-body apparitions to cold spots, this century-old hotel is a hot spot for the paranormal.
BOSTON (AP) – A renowned Boston planetarium is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new film that’s out of this world.
NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading online platform for auctions of fine art, antiques and premium-quality collectibles, has been named “One of the Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for 2018. It is the third consecutive year that LiveAuctioneers has been selected for the coveted honor.
GENEVA – On November 13, Christie’s Geneva will present “The Pink Legacy,” the largest and finest fancy vivid pink diamond ever offered at auction by the company. Weighing just under 19 carats (18.96 carats), this exceptional rectangular-cut gem will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction, held at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva. The incomparable pink diamond has descended from the Oppenheimer Family and is estimated at US $30 to $50 million.