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  • Shippensburg University Hosts Meet and Greet With a Kick

    Shippensburg University Hosts Meet and Greet With a Kick

    Shippensburg University Hosts Meet and Greet With a Kick

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:31:46 GMT
    It's certainly a unique way to break the ice between incoming freshmen and the faculty at Shippensburg University. A just for fun soccer match.Or, as PA announcer Stephanie Jirard, a Criminal Justice professor, put it: "The geriatric ward against the new generation!"The game has become a tradition at SU, organized seven years ago by the school's chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.Human Communications Studies Professor Dr. Kara Laskowski, public r...More >>
    It's certainly a unique way to break the ice between incoming freshmen and the faculty at Shippensburg University. A just for fun soccer match.Or, as PA announcer Stephanie Jirard, a Criminal Justice professor, put it: "The geriatric ward against the new generation!"The game has become a tradition at SU, organized seven years ago by the school's chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.Human Communications Studies Professor Dr. Kara Laskowski, public r...More >>
  • Historic Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders

    Historic Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders

    Historic Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:16:25 GMT
    It's only a one mile journey in distance, but it covers nearly two centuries in time."People come to enjoy the river," said Don Lebo, as he guided another load of vehicles onto the Roaring Bull V. "They come to enjoy the scenery and to enjoy the wildlife."Lebo should know. He's been at the helm of the Roaring Bull V and the Falcon III ferry boats for 25 years.The 20 minute trip across the Susquehanna River dates back to the early 1800's when the Millersburg Ferry system first became official....More >>
    It's only a one mile journey in distance, but it covers nearly two centuries in time."People come to enjoy the river," said Don Lebo, as he guided another load of vehicles onto the Roaring Bull V. "They come to enjoy the scenery and to enjoy the wildlife."Lebo should know. He's been at the helm of the Roaring Bull V and the Falcon III ferry boats for 25 years.The 20 minute trip across the Susquehanna River dates back to the early 1800's when the Millersburg Ferry system first became official....More >>
  • Book Trilogy Traces Elizabethville Woman's West Virginia Roots.

    Book Trilogy Traces Elizabethville Woman's West Virginia Roots.

    Book Trilogy Traces Elizabethville Woman's West Virginia Roots.

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:59:44 GMT
    For many of her 87 years, Anna Jean Bennett Ditty was told, "You ought to write a book!" So, ten years ago, she did. In fact, she needed three books to cover her life, starting with "The House on the Hill," about growing up with three siblings in a small West Virginia town during the depression, with a hard-working mom and an absentee father.Browsing through her first book, Ditty paused to point out a childhood picture of her baby brother Dickie."He's my baby brother," she said. "My momma alw...More >>
    For many of her 87 years, Anna Jean Bennett Ditty was told, "You ought to write a book!" So, ten years ago, she did. In fact, she needed three books to cover her life, starting with "The House on the Hill," about growing up with three siblings in a small West Virginia town during the depression, with a hard-working mom and an absentee father.Browsing through her first book, Ditty paused to point out a childhood picture of her baby brother Dickie."He's my baby brother," she said. "My momma alw...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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