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HOME COUNTRY: The Fastest Friday Ever

by Slim Randles “Well,” said Steve, the tall cowboy, “at least it’s Friday and we all have the weekend to look forward to.” Doc glanced up from his paper at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop and world dilemma think tank. “Fastest Friday you’ll ever experience, Steve,” said Doc. “That’s about right,” said Dud. Steve got that confounded look on his face. “What do you mean by that?” “Today is Saturday.” “Well,” Steve said, shaking his head, “that flat wrecks this day all to pieces.” “Hey,” said Dud, “it’s a pretty day. You have all day long... Read more →


Morrestown Man Charged with Promoting Obscene Material to a Minor

Moorestown, N.J.- A Burlington County man has been charged with promoting obscene material to a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses, following an investigation involving a 15-year-old female victim, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw, Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf, and Moorestown Director of Police Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. Ovidiu V. Dragos, 60, of Moorestown, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of third-degree Promoting Obscene Material to Persons Under 18-years-old, one count of fourth-degree Stalking, and... Read more →


SHE'S GONE: True Stories Of Five Different Women Who Disappeared

She’s Gone collects the true stories of five different women living in different decades who all have one thing in common: one moment they were busy living their lives and the next moment … they were gone. From the 1910 disappearance of New York heiress Dorothy Arnold to the 1977 vanishing of teenager Simone Ridinger, author Brunelle details both famous and lesser-known cases that remain unsolved. Board a luxury liner with Agnes Tufverson as she embarks on a European honeymoon before her mysterious 1933 disappearance over the Atlantic; follow Jean Spangler to a famous 1940s Hollywood nightclub as she arrives... Read more →


The Importance of Book Illustration in Children’s Literature

In the enchanting world of children's literature, the marriage of words and images creates a magical tapestry that captivates young minds. This article delves into the intrinsic importance of book illustration in shaping the reading experience for children. From fostering imagination to aiding comprehension, illustrations play a pivotal role in conveying narratives in a visually engaging manner. Whether you're an aspiring children's book author or a publisher looking to enhance your offerings, understanding the significance of illustrations is paramount. Join us as we unravel the enchanting impact of book illustration and explore why the decision to hire an illustrator is... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Billy and The Pandemic

by Slim Randles Almost all of us know how to pronounce pandemic now, and we have a pretty good idea of what it means since everyone we know spent more than a year under virtual house arrest. But that didn’t help Billy much. Billy’s our town dog, of course. He’s been our town dog since Sally passed away on Doc’s porch, and Billy’s owner died two weeks later. Sometimes an honored position doesn’t require an election. Billy took right to it. He made his daily rounds to the back door of the Chinese restaurant and the Mule Barn coffee shop.... Read more →


Home Country:

"I brought you a present, Grandma"

By Slim Randles Mabel Adams was sitting in the day room at the Rest of Your Life retirement home when the children came in. She smiled and so did all the others in the room except for two who didn’t know what was going on. The old-timers in the home knew the kids were coming and had put up Christmas decorations around in the day room and on the doors of their own small apartments and on themselves. Mabel had been reminded several times by the staff that morning that the kids were coming over, this being necessary as Mabel’s... Read more →


Eye-Opening Book, Follow The Pipelines: Uncovering the Mystery of a Lost Spy

From the daughter of America’s first master spy in the Middle East, Charlotte Dennett offers a different perspective on the wars raging in Israel, Gaza, and Ukraine based on decades of research into the mysterious death of her father after his top-secret mission to Saudi Arabia. Daniel Dennett was the head of counter-intelligence for the Central Intelligence Group (immediate forerunner of the CIA) when he traveled to Saudi Arabia in 1947 to determine the route of the Trans-Arabian pipeline and whether it would terminate in Lebanon or Haifa, Palestine. His plane crashed two weeks after he filed his last report.... Read more →


Unanswered Questions: Why Did The 9/11 Commission Ignore The Families Questions

What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored. Beverly Hills, CA- UNANSWERED QUESTIONS by Ray McGinnis What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored' is a vital read from a historic perspective, but also important for anyone passionate about social justice, human suffering and social accountability in the present and the future. “Just like the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King the destruction of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon subject to another cover-up? “We cannot let the government get away with its... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Happy Birthday America, We Love You!

By Slim Randles “Just about a week now, boys, and Happy Birthday America!” “Got that right, Herb. You finished with that hot sauce?” “Here you go,” said Steve. There’ll be the annual parade, of course, and each bonafide member of the world dilemma think tank, masquerading in public as the supreme court of dang near everything, would be down there on the street to judge. Oh, not officially. No one takes notes. This Fourth of July parade isn’t big enough to pass out trophies or anything. If they did, it’d say on the trophies something like “best brushed horse in... Read more →


Jacqueline Gold, ‘the woman who made pleasure products acceptable to mainstream society’

A journalist and author who has been reporting on the activities of lingerie and sex toy retailer Ann Summers for two decades has paid tribute to its executive chair Jacqueline Gold, who died on 16th March aged 62. Brothers Ralph and David Gold acquired the Ann Summers business in 1972 when it had four stores, and it became a household name after Jacqueline, David’s daughter joined the firm in 1981. It was her idea to supplement high street sales by introducing a party plan operation. This additional revenue stream helped the business expand into high street locations up and down... Read more →


Tidal Wave Productions Offering New Graphic Novel

TIDALWAVE PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH SPECIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL In honor of Black History Month, comic book publisher TidalWave Productions will offer a new trade paperback called “Black History: Leaders: Volume 4,” featuring biographies of leading African American musicians. The trade paperback is scheduled for release this week. Every February for the last fourteen years of producing biography comic books, we celebrate Black History Month to show our respect for the black community’s work and sacrifices. No stranger to honoring those who shape our politics and culture, TidalWave has profiled politicians, musicians, actors, and others for more than eleven... Read more →


ONE BIG HAPPY LIFE

One Big Happy Life has 217,000 YouTube subscribers and millions of views. After graduating from Yale Law, Founder Scarlett Cochran worked as a banking and consumer finance attorney for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also served her country with the Marine Corps. Cochran built her dream life after starting off as a single teen mom living below the poverty line. She wished there had been a guide to help her through her hard times; to pay it forward, she wrote IT’S NOT ABOUT THE... Read more →


’The Tricky Riddles Book for Smart Kids’ Released

DaddiLife Books, have a simple and increasingly vital mission - “to create a place where Dads can learn, grow and celebrate the life that is dad.” Fatherhood is often ignored in popular culture or the media, and Daddilife puts the spotlight back on the important relationship between Dad and child. Part of fulfilling that mission is publishing books that the whole family can enjoy. Their latest popular release, ’The Tricky Riddles Book for Smart Kids’, Is jam-packed with over three hundred challenging questions and riddles that turn learning and problem solving into joyful activities the whole family can have fun... Read more →


Bess The Book Bus Coming to Camden City

Tuesday, September 13, 2022. 9 am to 2 pm Amerigroup, in partnership with CAMcare Health Corporation, will host "Bess the Book Bus" at Riletta T. Cream Family School, 1875 Mulford Street Camden, NJ 08104. Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy outreach vehicle dedicated to narrowing the academic achievement gap. Dozens of free books will be distributed to residents on a "first come, first-served" basis. "The Bus instills a love of reading in asset-limited communities by supplying high-quality books to children, caregivers, and educators and making the joy of book ownership a reality. Children will receive a book to... Read more →


CNB BOOK NEWS: WHAT TO READ THIS SUMMER

As the Summer Heats Up, Check Out These Four Great Reads (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between”... Read more →


CNB BOOK NEWS: Four Great Reads

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in-between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia... Read more →


CNB Book News: Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days. Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that can help heal the hearts and minds of people who have lost jobs, opportunities, homes, even loved ones. Called “Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss” (IngramSpark), it was written by psychologist Enid Sanders, who has had her own losses to deal with. When her first child, Keri, died, the young mother spilled out a series of poems and put them away in a drawer. Decades later,... Read more →


WonderWorks Pigeon Forge Celebrates National Library Week

with Local Library Partnerships and Free Tickets to the Upside-Down House Library partnership with WonderWorks TN helps spark the imagination and inspire reading in the community PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (April 1, 2022) – To celebrate this year’s National Library Week from April 3-9, 2022, WonderWorks Pigeon Forge is partnering with local Sevier County libraries by donating free tickets to be given away to those who sign up for library cards during this special week. The mission is to help inspire more people to read and explore all the opportunities offered at their local library. “We’re thrilled to be a part... Read more →


Details about SPICE DAO and the DUNE NFT 

Throughout the end of the week, Spice DAO was commending its excellent arrangement to deliver NFTs in light of an intriguing book specifying the bombed variation of producer Alejandro Judorowski's Frank Herbert's awe-inspiring sci-fi novel Dune, In November, they accepted their duplicate at the Christie's closeout for 2.66 million euros (a little more than 3.3 million). It was recorded at 25,000-€ 35,000, so the DAO paid multiple times more than assessed. If you want to know more about the depth-related SPICE DAO and the DUNE NFT then visit here. The gathering erroneously felt that the buy included getting copyright to... Read more →


BOOK REVIEWS: FOUR GREAT READS

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to... Read more →


A Thrilling Book Trilogy And More

BOOKTRIB’S BOOKBITES —Megalomaniacs Battle Zealots, With America Caught In The Middle (NAPSI)—This issue of BookBites introduces readers to Eric C. Anderson’s New Caliphate trilogy, a saga ripped from today’s headlines that could leave tomorrow’s Europe on the brink of a new Dark Age, as well as a fourth thriller depicting the use of cryptocurrency as a tool for political regime change. Anderson is a former member of the U.S. intelligence community. “Osiris” (Book 1) by Eric C. Anderson (Dunn Books) It’s a dilemma no Washington politician wants to confront: rescuing 5,000 Americans trapped in Baghdad. Taking on the challenge is... Read more →


CNBNews Book Review: Giovanni's Ring, the Real Sopranos

VIDEO at the bottom: Is the Italian Mob Still Strong in Jersey? Interview with Giovanni Rocco, My Life Inside the Real Sopranos Giovanni Rocco was the FBI undercover at the epicenter of several federal undercover operations. His most recent assignment in operation Charlie Horse ultimately brought down several high-ranking members and associates of the infamous NJ DeCavalcante Mafia family, the organization known as “The Real Sopranos”. Image source Armchair MBA #Sopranos #DeCavalcante #GiovannisRing The story of a former FBI undercover task force officer who spent years penetrating New Jersey's DeCavalcante crime family, the criminal organization known to law enforcement as... Read more →


BOOK REVIEW: Seven Top Political Stories of 2021

NEW YORK, NY, November 26, 2021 — Will the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and the second year of the COVID pandemic prove that 2021 will be one of the most tumultuous political years in recent history? According to Seth David Radwell, a critically-acclaimed expert on the history of politics, and author of the Amazon bestseller American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation (Greenleaf Book Group), here is a compilation of some of the most controversial 2021 political subjects of today—contextualized in the country’s history as detailed in Radwell’s book—that will have a... Read more →


NEW BOOK RELEASED, HOW TO STARVE CANCER

Jane McLelland should only have lived about 12 weeks, according to cancer statistics and doctors, after receiving her diagnosis of Stage IV cancer nearly 20 years ago. But today, after suffering from cervical cancer, secondary lung cancer, and treatment- The award-winning former Chartered Physiotherapist shares her incredible story at www.HowToStarveCancer.com. Life Extension, Daily Mail, Better Together with Maria Menounos and more have featured how McLelland successfully employed a method mainstream medicine largely ignores: starving the cancer with off-label drugs (using medication in a manner not specified in the FDA's approved packaging label). Now she’s on a mission to get this... Read more →


Karen Hinton Offers an Insider’s View of What It’s Like To Be a Woman in Politics/Newsroom 

Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men And Power (Sartoris Literary Group; December 1, 2021) by Karen Hinton, a journalist and former press secretary to Andrew Cuomo and later to New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, offers an insider’s view of what it’s like to be a woman in the newsroom, the halls of Congress and the highest reaches of American political power. The book is available for pre-order at Amazon. Hinton’s memoir expands on her widely-read New York Daily News op-ed coining the term “penis politics” to describe how powerful men assert control over women in a vulnerable... Read more →


Heavyweight “Bronco Billy” Wright Releases Book

Heavyweight “Bronco Billy” Wright is well known and loved for his impressive achievements in the ring. Throughout his lengthy boxing career, which began in 1986, he fought in the heavyweight division and scored 29 first-round knockouts. His last professional fight was in January 2016, finishing with an extraordinary career record of 43 knockouts and 48 wins in 52 fights. He has now retired from sports and has picked up the pen. His first publication, the fantasy series Earthly Worlds,became an instant Amazon bestseller, and his upcoming science-fiction novel, Mind-Benders, co-written by EGA-represented International #1 bestselling author Steve Eggleston, is hotly... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Georgia Police Officer Dylan Harrison Shot and Killed on his First Day; Suspect Apprehended by FBI

Police Officer Dylan Harrison Alamo Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 2021 Police Officer Dylan Harrison was shot and killed outside of the Alamo Police Department at about 1:00 AM. The suspect, Damien 'Luke' Anthony Ferguson, 43, fled the scene and was apprehended by the FBI on Sunday, October 10. Ferguson, considered armed and dangerous, was the subject of a statewide manhunt. Officer Harrison was working his first shift as a part-time officer with the Alamo Police Department. He had served in law enforcement for four years and had previously served with the Middle Georgia State University... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Dies from Injuries Sustained in Vehicle Crash

Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Austin Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 2021 AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 1, 2021)--Police Officer Andy Traylor succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash three days earlier while responding to an emergency call for service at about 2:10 am. He was traveling on FM 969 when a tractor-trailer attempted to make a U-turn in front of him at Decker Lane. Officer Traylor was unable to avoid a collision and his patrol car became pinned beneath the trailer. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital. He remained... Read more →


CNB Book News: Riding the Edge: A Love Song to Deborah

A work of love that evokes greater love—Michael Tobin’s memoir will move your soul JERUSALEM (JULY 27, 2021)—Forty-seven years ago, Michael discovered his soulmate Deborah on a dance floor in Keene, New Hampshire. It took her soul a few years and an around-the-world bike trek to fully reciprocate. Riding the Edge:A Love Song to Deborah (Greenleaf Book Group, July 20, 2021) is the astonishing tale of the six-month odyssey that profoundly shaped the next 564 months of their lives together. Taking place in 1980, Michael and Deborah—an American Jew and American Arab, respectively—leave the security of their well-ordered lives as... Read more →


Scars of Blue: A Story of the Heart and Soul of the Person Behind the Badge written by Local Cop Chad Holland

Amazon.com: Scars of Blue: A story of Policing, Corruption, Mental Health, and Survival written by Chad Holland About the Author Chad Holland (photo) served for nearly two decades with the Brooklawn, Somerdale, and the notoriously dangerous Camden, New Jersey police departments-surviving on instincts, training, and the love and trust of his partners. The eldest of four brothers, Chad was born in Philadelphia, Pa, and spent his adolescent and teenage years growing up in Brooklawn, NJ. Chad has two grown sons. Chad J, from his prior marriage, and Jacob. He currently reside in New Jersey. --This text refers to the paperback... Read more →


New Book Released: Weed of Wonder

Cannabis history is your history. Discover why in the new publication Weed of Wonder. Weed of Wonder is the result of more than four years of in-depth research and photography. Unprecedented access to Museum founder Ben Dronkers’ collection of over 9000 cannabis-related artifacts has resulted in a fresh view of the plant’s history. The book will be available from June 25th, 2021. Why a new book on Cannabis? Legal cannabis is slowly becoming international. Old-school cannabis activism now exists alongside a billion dollar industry. CBD, the ‘wellness cannabinoid’, is changing the perception of the plant and mainstreaming its use beyond... Read more →


CNB Books: Enemy Within the Gates: The Secret Cabal and the Destruction of The Wes

United Kingdom – There was no better time for Tony Ankers to release ‘Enemy Within the Gates: The Secret Cabal and the Destruction of The West’. After all, the world has spent the last year believing the so-called “truth” about Covid-19; its origins, geopolitical response and the supposed vaccine that will heal humanity. But as Ankers knows, it’s yet another fabrication on the part of a secret cabal that has been controlling humanity for over a century. While it might initially sound far-fetched, Ankers presents his findings with fact, unambiguous evidence, over 1,000 footnotes, and over two decades of trying... Read more →


Archdiocese Kindergarten Teacher Publishes First Book, Pepper The Pointer

Ms. Kyrsten Amanto is an educator at Saint Maximilian Kolbe School in West Chester Ms. Kyrsten Amanto, a kindergarten teacher at Saint Maximilian Kolbe School in West Chester (Chester County) recently published her first book, Pepper the Pointer. The narrative follows the main characters, Kyky and Pepper. Kyky tends to mind her own business, but her best bud Pepper points out things around them to teach Kyky valuable lessons. The genesis for the book came during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when Ms. Amanto spent a lot of time at home with her dog, Pepper, a two-year-old German Shorthaired... Read more →


CNB Books: Four Great Reads for Summer

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to... Read more →


*Scott James, Adelphi Alum, and Emmy-Winning Journalist will Discuss an Infamous Nightclub Fire

GARDEN CITY, NY (03/25/2021) On Wednesday, April 7, Adelphi University will host a conversation with Emmy-winning journalist, author and Adelphi alumnus Scott James about his book Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth. Adelphi's President Christine Riordan will talk with James about what compelled him to reexamine one of America's deadliest criminal cases, the death of 100 people in a fire started by a pyrotechnic display at a Rhode Island concert in 2003. Scott James Veteran journalist and fiction author Television news Emmy award winner "Trial by Fire: Writing the Book That... Read more →


*Camden County LIBRARY HOTSPOT LEARNING PROGRAM

(Voorhees, NJ) – As part of its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide widened by the pandemic, the Camden County Library System began a new hotspot lending program today for remote workers and learners. The program comes in addition to a variety of new digital services already made available through the library system to support the community during this crisis. The Verizon 4G Jetpack hotspot can be used to connect phones, computers, and other devices to the internet while at home or on the road. The devices are now available at all branches of the library system and can... Read more →


CNB Books: ‘A Mirror And A Prayer’

Beauty Icon’s Unfiltered Reflections On A Rocky And Wild Ride Gina Rivera finally found “the authentic me…waiting to break free.” Her memoir is one part narrative, one part how to succeed in business, and all parts inspiration. (NAPSI)—There was a time when Gina Rivera: • Stole cookie dough and gasoline during financial hard times. • Was almost strangled by a mass murderer. • Had a boyfriend arrested by the FBI for drug distribution. The boldly blonde mohawked Rivera is an amalgamation of what many would label contradictory circumstances. Once a high school dropout, Gina has transformed her dreams as a... Read more →


CNB Books: Fighting the First Wave

Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across the Globe By Peter Baldwin ISBN 9781316518335 Hardcover/$24.95 March 2020 Everyone had to accept the possibility of being quarantined for the collective weal. But until the disease was eradicated everywhere and for all, there was no end of things for anyone. A reserve of infection in one neighborhood, among one set of citizens, or in one part of the world, spelled danger for the rest. We are only as safe as the sickest member of our community. So long as a critical mass has not been vaccinated, there will be no real... Read more →


CNB Books: Historical Fiction, Real-Life Thriller And Lovable Characters

To Round Out Your Reading List “The Ticket” by Karen Schutte (Green Spring Publishing) (NAPS)—A touching account of a true American family, filled with ambition, promises, love, loss and a legacy of survival. Destined to a life of servitude, Karl Kessel, a turn-of-the-century German immigrant from Yugoslavia, receives an unexpected gift: a ticket to America. Grasping his dream, he leaves behind his wife and two sons. In her debut historical novel, the first of a trilogy, Karen Schutte spins a compelling family story woven with rich historical detail. Her nuanced and unvarnished narrative exposes the harsh realities of life in... Read more →


CC Library New Hotspot Lending Plan

(Voorhees, NJ) – As part of its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide widened by the pandemic, the Camden County Library System began a new hotspot lending program today for remote workers and learners. The program comes in addition to a variety of new digital services already made available through the library system to support the community during this crisis. The Verizon 4G Jetpack hotspot can be used to connect phones, computers, and other devices to the internet while at home or on the road. The devices are now available at all branches of the library system and can... Read more →


CNBNews Books: Independence Seaport Museum Presents Author Thomas Heinrich

Author Talk: Thomas Heinrich Tuesday, January 26 6:00 PM Zoom Register Here for the FREE event Join Independence Seaport Museum and author Thomas Heinrich for a discussion on his new book, Warship Builders: An Industrial History of U.S. Naval Shipbuilding, 1922-1945 (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2020). The book highlights Philadelphia-area shipbuilders and the key role they played in World War II naval shipbuilding. The Navy Yard constructed Iowa-class battleships, New York Ship in Camden, NJ, specialized in cruisers and aircraft carriers, and Cramp Shipbuilding delivered cruisers and submarines. Our talk will investigate the achievements of and challenges confronting shipfitters,... Read more →


CNBNews Book Reviews: Four Great Reads

Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets “Viral” by Kevin E. Ready (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 virus was ever heard of—and the actions taken by people around the world to fight it. The story is told from the viewpoint of several key characters in various countries and walks of life. It includes realistic descriptions of the disease and heartfelt sub-stories of the characters as they deal with the pandemic. A woman of... Read more →


CNBNews Book Reviews: Children’s Book Holiday Gift Ideas

“The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions” by Tracey Hecht (NAPSI)—Animals disappearing without a trace? In the first book of the critically acclaimed four-book middle-grade series “The Nocturnals,” we meet three unlikely friends—Dawn, a serious fox; Tobin, a sweet pangolin; and Bismark, the pint-sized sugar glider. When the animals go missing, it’s up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why. With the help of a gentle wombat, a jittery jerboa, a band of coyotes and some kooky bats, the brigade finds itself in a wacky, high-stakes game that will determine their survival. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the... Read more →


CNBNews Books: A Mission to Help Heal the Grief After Loss of a Pet

Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny Releases New e-Book on Pet Loss BOSTON, MA (September, 2020) — Although the mission of Animal Talks champions the fight for animals, especially those that are dying, sick or abused, the actual daily work of Animal Chaplain and Credentialed Pet Grief Counselor Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team is about helping people cope with the grief and pain that is felt when a beloved pet dies. To support the personal grief counseling mission, Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team recently released their marquee ebook, A Journey Through Pet Loss and Grief: For When Our Animal... Read more →


The Best 30 Halloween Stories of the Decade

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Families are preparing to enjoy Halloween in news ways, to keep kids healthy and safe, in response the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists are eager to receive stories with helpful advice to protect the public and make life more fun, in the new normal. To help our clients find formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide. We have compiled the results to show the top feature news... Read more →


CNB Book Review: Futuristic Fiction; Family Secrets; Women’s Movement Memoir; “ReNaturing” Yourself

“Gravity Is Heartless” by Sarah Lahey (NAPSI)—The year is 2050. Automated cities, vehicles and homes are now standard; artificial intelligence, CRISPR gene editing and quantum computing have become a reality and climate change is in full swing. Climate scientist Quinn Buyers would rather be studying the clouds than getting ready for her wedding. But when a tragedy causes her to lose everything, including her famous scientist mother, her quest for answers takes her across the globe—and she uncovers friends, loss and love in the most unexpected of places. This bold, speculative fiction sheds light on the treatment of the planet... Read more →


E-Meet Sarah Broom, Author of 'The Yellow House'

This Year's Adelphi Reads Selection GARDEN CITY, NY (09/14/2020) Every year, Adelphi University's Community Reads chooses a book that is given to incoming first-year students, with the rest of the community invited to read as well. This year, the University selected "The Yellow House," a 2019 National Book Award winner and New York Times best seller by Sarah Broom. On Thursday, September 17, Broom will join Adelphi's R. Sentwali Bakari, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, via Zoom for a discussion on her creative process, obstacles she faced beyond writer's block, lessons she's learned from her... Read more →


The 30 Top Halloween Stories of the Decade

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Families are preparing to enjoy Halloween in news ways, to keep kids healthy and safe, in response the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists are eager to receive stories with helpful advice to protect the public and make life more fun, in the new normal. To help our clients find formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide. We have compiled the results to show the top feature news... Read more →


How to Achieve Your Full Potential

Dallas, Texas – For over three decades, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough has given his patients the best care and results at McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic & Skin Center and Total Health Spa. As a renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. McCollough created a successful, unique plan to allow everyone to feel beautiful AND healthy inside and out. Informative and inspiring, The Gift You Give Yourself (to be released by Brown Books Publishing Group on September 1, 2020) is a guide to help people navigate the overwhelming world of beauty, skin and health care. Dr. McCollough’s holistic approach will help people find... Read more →


Philadelphia Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), as part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress (NLS) serves Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading due to a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision challenge. Please view the Eligibility page for more details. If the standard print has become difficult to read for you, a friend, or a family member, please call 800-222-1754 or 215-683-3217. LPBH offers a wide variety of services for customers throughout the Commonwealth. Some are available on-site, and many are available... Read more →