January 2012
2012 / January 2012
Jan 1, 2012

Pervasive Polio

Do you remember polio? Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, triggers memories of standing in line with my siblings and parents waiting to receive the polio vaccine via sugar cube. We went back three times for vaccine-laced sugar cubes — a smart way to quickly vaccinate many children. Franklin D. Roosevelt contracted polio as an adult and spent much time hiding it from the public.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

2012 / January 2012
Jan 1, 2012

Belfast: Unsinkable Belfast

Taking the theme song literally — the Titanic’s heart “will go on and on” — the city that built the classic liner is embracing the Titanic’s past and gearing up to acknowledge the April 14th centennial of the ill-fated voyage. There are plans for exhibits, tours, events and meals aimed at every age group. Adding in the city’s intrinsic wealth of historic attractions, Belfast is poised to be an ideal destination for the family.