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  • Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:09:35 GMT
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
  • Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:20 GMT
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
  • Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:08:08 GMT
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...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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