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Sharon Hernes Silverman

  • Frederick is a Perfect Getaway in Maryland

    All of us around the breakfast table at 10 Clarke had come to Frederick for different reasons. A mother and daughter were setting out to explore Civil War sites. A […]
  • In New Jersey, Artwork Abounds at Grounds for Sculpture

    Tucked in an unlikely location amid warehouses, industrial facilities, and modest row homes, Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton Township, N.J. is a 42-acre oasis that invites visitors to encounter more […]
  • Experience Chicago by River Cruise

    The best way to experience Chicago’s breathtaking architecture and dramatic skyline is on a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. A 90-minute tour aboard a boat from the First Lady fleet […]
  • Maryland’s Ladew Topiary Gardens Celebrate Horticultural Prowess

    Ladew Topiary Gardens is colorful, witty and beguiling, just like its founder, the late Harvey S. Ladew. Anyone who enjoys horticulture, interior design, history or unconventional characters should make a […]
  • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives

    Vacation time allows us to explore, relax and indulge. Sometimes, though, it’s important to visit places that are sobering and serious. Flanders Fields. The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. The […]
  • Longwood Gardens Debuts the Renovated Main Fountain Garden

    Pierre S. du Pont’s 1931 Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens combined the cutting-edge technology of his time with classical European design. Now, after a two-year, $90 million revitalization project, […]
  • Tramp Art’s Humble Origins

    Take some wooden cigar boxes and a penknife. Add creativity, carving skill, and the patience to plan and execute a project. Combine these elements with a sense of whimsy, and […]
  • 7 Stylish Storage Solutions

    A cluttered space doesn’t always indicate a character flaw. Sometimes the mess happens because there’s no place to put things. Whether your goal is to display your treasures to their […]
  • Extraordinary Electronics

    Not even Benjamin Franklin could’ve anticipated the long-term results of his kite-and-key experiment. What started with lightning in a jar has progressed to 21st-century technology that makes our lives easier, […]
  • Scrimshaw Snapshots

    Imagine a man sailing out of New Bedford or Nantucket on a whaling ship in the early 1800s. He can expect the voyage to last for up to four years, […]