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  • Perry County Church Given New Life

    Perry County Church Given New Life

    Perry County Church Given New Life

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:02:59 GMT
    A big reason why Darlene Barrick fought to save the Mahanoy Union Church from bulldozers lies in the small cemetery next to it."This is Ulysses Grant Baker. My grandfather Baker," said Barrick, pointing to one of several headstones in the church cemetery with direct family ties. "He helped build the church."At another stone she added, "This is my Uncle Albert who fought in World War One."Since closing in the early 1960's, the church suffered heavily from neglect and vandalism. But stepping in...More >>
    A big reason why Darlene Barrick fought to save the Mahanoy Union Church from bulldozers lies in the small cemetery next to it."This is Ulysses Grant Baker. My grandfather Baker," said Barrick, pointing to one of several headstones in the church cemetery with direct family ties. "He helped build the church."At another stone she added, "This is my Uncle Albert who fought in World War One."Since closing in the early 1960's, the church suffered heavily from neglect and vandalism. But stepping in...More >>
  • Chancel Makeover Marks Dillsburg Church Centennial

    Chancel Makeover Marks Dillsburg Church Centennial

    Chancel Makeover Marks Dillsburg Church Centennial

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:17:26 GMT
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church is an easily recognized landmark of downtown Dillsburg, standing high on a hill, with large stain glass windows and an adjacent prayer garden.But it's inside the church where a remodeling project marks the celebration of the building's 100th anniversary.The most noticeable change is the altar area, now several feet wider, and easier to access.Pastor Lois Van Orden says the centennial seemed like the perfect time to modernize the chancel and choir area."The thing tha...More >>
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church is an easily recognized landmark of downtown Dillsburg, standing high on a hill, with large stain glass windows and an adjacent prayer garden.But it's inside the church where a remodeling project marks the celebration of the building's 100th anniversary.The most noticeable change is the altar area, now several feet wider, and easier to access.Pastor Lois Van Orden says the centennial seemed like the perfect time to modernize the chancel and choir area."The thing tha...More >>
  • Union County Museum Honors Buggy Makers

    Union County Museum Honors Buggy Makers

    Union County Museum Honors Buggy Makers

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:35:19 GMT
    The Buggy Museum in Mifflinburg is a tribute to a transportation industry that once thrived in the heart of Union county."They think they're coming to learn about one buggy maker," said museum executive director Bronwen Sanders, "when, in fact, we actually had 90 buggy makers in town."A visit there is a unique look at carriage making, housed in the refurbished buildings where William Heiss, his family and a handful of workers once turned out much in demand buggies, carriages and sleighs."Peop...More >>
    The Buggy Museum in Mifflinburg is a tribute to a transportation industry that once thrived in the heart of Union county."They think they're coming to learn about one buggy maker," said museum executive director Bronwen Sanders, "when, in fact, we actually had 90 buggy makers in town."A visit there is a unique look at carriage making, housed in the refurbished buildings where William Heiss, his family and a handful of workers once turned out much in demand buggies, carriages and sleighs."Peop...More >>

To the casual James Bond movie fan, you might not notice it on screen. But to die-hard fans of the super-star secret agent, it jumps off the screen. James Bond's watch.

And now at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Colombia, you can't miss the Bond watches.

Museum Director Noel Poirier says Bond's throughout his films was simply a refection of real world changes in watches.

"In every movie, at every juncture, he's wearing kind of the latest watch, in terms of technology," said Poirier

For the first time ever, all seven James Bond watchmakers are represented in one exhibit, covering his movies from the original "Dr. No" all the way through "Skyfall." in 2012. The Lancaster made Hamilton "Pulsar" model is also seen. It's a 50 year evolution of wristwatch style and technology.

"So, what you're seeing is the arc of the whole history of watches in the modern era," said Poirier. "And that's why it's so neat."

In addition to the Bond models on display, are the personal Rolex worn by Agent 007's creator, Ian Flemming and the Breitling watch worn by author Jeffery Deavor while promoting his latest Bond novel "Carte Blanche."

"We're stating as a museum that this is the definitive James Bond collection in the sense that, if you wanted to wear the model watch that James Bond wore in every movie, this is what you get," said Poirier.

The bond exhibit is the center piece of the museum's new wristwatch gallery, a display area that highlights the evolution of wrist watches from when pocket watches were simply strapped to the wrist....through the quartz revolution....to the multi-task units worn today.

"They're coming here to see this Bond case, but we're going to grab them to come and see everything and to see how this relates to the whole history of time pieces."

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