Monthly Archives: December 2021

“Strong and visionary women” honored at New Canaan museum after three postponements

NEW CANAAN – As visitors stroll through Waveny Park, they are greeted by iconic cherubs perched atop the park’s lotus fountain. The bronze cherubs were created by renowned sculptor Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, whose work is now on display at the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society as part of …

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Jurassic Quest, Genius Museum and Mohegan Sun Escape Room

(WTNH) – Looking for some family activities this New Years weekend? Here are 8 ideas! All weekend long, attend Jurassic Quest’s epic indoor event at the Connecticut Convention Center with security slots. Until the end of January, enjoy a holiday treasure hunt to benefit a good cause. Drive 17 miles …

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Key Irish Famine Museum supporter backs reopening

Marvin Lender’s late brother Murray was a major driving force behind the creation of the now-closed Irish Great Hunger Museum (IGHM) at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, in 2012. Marvin, according to a letter he wrote to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong earlier this month, said he had learned with …

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Confederate monuments in Virginia will likely go to the Black History Museum – NBC Connecticut

Officials in Virginia and Richmond on Thursday announced an agreement in principle to transfer ownership of the Confederate monuments, now mostly removed, from the city to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center in Virginia. The transfer would include a huge statue of General Robert E. Lee that was removed …

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Cruise ships, COVID-19 and the tourism economy

Caribbean cruises and COVID-19 outbreaks on board have been in the news since the start of the pandemic. With the omicron variant spreading so rapidly, giant ships are once again making headlines. No later than Tuesday, 89 of those floating cities, which Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal described as “petri dishes,” …

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Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino has died at 48

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jeff Guaracino, Philadelphia tourism manager and LGBTQ advocate whose creative advertising campaigns have helped attract various groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48. Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of eye-catching and bold tourist slogans such as “Philly’s more fun when …

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The Naval and Maritime Museum launches an exhibition of fragile artefacts

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP) – Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has no shortage of historical artifacts. But, until now, the maritime museum had no place of residence for its more rare and fragile objects which require storage in a carefully air-conditioned environment. For a museum based on a historic …

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Connecticut launches marketing campaign to encourage winter tourism

The Norwalk Marine Aquarium, one of the attractions featured in the new marketing campaign. Contribution photo. The Connecticut Tourist Board launched a million-dollar marketing campaign designed to draw visitors to state attractions during the winter. The new “The State I’m In” campaign is the first integrated marketing initiative designed for …

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Antique Toolbox: Do you know what this tool was used for at the Landis Valley Museum? | Antiques

Do you know what this mysterious tool was used for, also from the collection of the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum? Jennifer Royer, curator at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, indicates that its dimensions are: length, 16.625 inches; width, 6.5 inches; and height, 2.5 inches. Send your …

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Variant of Omicron causing hotel, trip cancellations, affecting NYC tourism industry during holiday season

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — As the tourism industry rebounded this holiday season, the hotel association says it had a record number of bookings since the pandemic began. Now, a new record of positive COVID cases has resulted in thousands of hotel cancellations this week alone due to a spike …

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Greece launches new campaign to promote winter tourism

ATHENS – With the central message “Greece has a winter” and the motto of the successful central campaign “All you want is Greece”, the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) launched a new campaign on Thursday to promote the country’s winter tourist destinations and mainland attractions. …

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Sales tax and tourism lead to huge budget exercise for Southaven – FOX13 News Memphis

SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi — DeSoto County’s fastest growing city is seeing a steep increase in sales and tourism taxes this year. In that fiscal year alone, the city collected over $1.6 million in sales tax. One of the things the city is investing money in is increasing seats at the Snowden …

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Despite Omicron concerns, some see strong tourist demand for Christmas | Top Stories

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Lucia Hierro’s oversized sculptures bring her community to the museum – ARTnews.com

Five grocery bags, sculpturally rendered at a height of five feet, surround visitors in the first gallery of Lucia Hierro’s exhibit “Marginal Costs” at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. One of those hanging bags, Sweet Beans (Habichuela con Dulce), 2017, is made of magenta colored polyester …

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The Bristol Press – Bristol Health, Hospital of Central Connecticut sees increase in residents seeking covid tests, trying to meet demand

Bristol Health and the Hospital of Central Connecticut have seen an increase in the number of residents seeking to be tested for the coronavirus as the state’s number continues to rise. Hartford HealthCare, which includes the New Britain Hospital, is adding an additional testing site on Hart Street, New Britain, …

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CT launches $ 1 million winter tourism campaign

Connecticut is committing to invest $ 1 million in an effort to boost tourism this winter. The State Tourist Board on Monday announced the launch of a new promotional campaign, known as “The State I Am In”, which will highlight hundreds of Connecticut businesses and destinations. including restaurants, hotels and …

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The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut men and women march past Hartford

Central Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball picked up wins at home last week, with the men picking up a victory over Hartford on Saturday and the women taking off with a win over Hartford on Friday. The Blue Devil men opened the game against the Hawks by trading scores throughout …

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TripAdvisor’s Top Rhode Island Attractions

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the United States, but it’s still mighty, and these top-rated TripAdvisor attractions are well worth the effort. Rhode Island is tiny but what it lacks in size it makes up for in history and other attractions. It is the smallest state in …

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The 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition celebrates Alan Mann Racing

2022 will be the last model year for the Ford GT, with Multimatic craftsmen making the last of 1,350 production units. We already knew there would be another Heritage Edition coming, with Ford using this year’s Monterey Car Week to reveal models that would honor the original 1964 prototypes. Now …

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FBU attracts football fans and tourism dollars to Naples

NAPLES, Florida – More than a thousand of the country’s top young footballers are in Naples this weekend to fight for a national championship. As these children fight on the ground, their families generate millions of dollars for our community. Braylon Freeman plays for the Ginn Elite 10-and-under soccer team …

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The Fairfield Museum holiday train show returns to town

1of11 Luna Amberg and her grandfather Bob, both from Fairfield, attend the annual Holiday Express Train Show at the Fairfield History Center in Fairfield, Connecticut on December 17, 2021. Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut MediaShow moreShow less 2of11 Brooks Vitucci, of Trumbull, attends the annual Holiday Express Train Show at …

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NJ’s coastal tourism is back in force this summer

A new report reveals that Garden State’s tourism industry has seen a strong rebound this summer on the Jersey Shore this year. “We weren’t expecting this, but we got a record tourism result in the coastal counties,” said New Jersey Travel and Tourism division executive director Jeff Vasser. A study …

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Wolf Announces $17 Million Investment to Boost Pennsylvania Tourism Industry

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will receive a $17 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to support the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors under the American Rescue Plan Act 2021. “This is a unique opportunity for the Commonwealth to make transformative investments that …

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NASA chooses CT Museum for STEM education grant – NBC Connecticut

Earlier this month, NASA released its list of organizations that will receive funding for STEM education, one of which is in Connecticut. The Mystic Seaport Museum and Planetarium is one of only two New England Fellows to receive a grant to promote student participation in STEM fields. Twenty-one museums, libraries, …

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UNESCO inscribes Haitian soup on the list of cultural heritage

PARIS (AP) – The United Nations cultural agency on Thursday inscribed a traditional Haitian soup widely regarded as a symbol of the nation’s independence on its valuable list of intangible cultural heritage. Joumou soup is “much more than just a dish,” said Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO. “It tells …

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The New England Carousel Museum was the ride I needed

That’s why I was thrilled to learn that the New England Carousel Museum – a museum devoted to carousels and nothing else – is only a few hours from Boston, in Bristol, Connecticut. There are horses, art, history, music, and interactive experiences, all revolving around a rotating thing. Voluntary word …

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Buskey Cider launches its new Heritage Blend 2021 cider

RICHMOND, Virginia – Buskey Cider launches this Friday 2021 Buskey Heritage Blend Cider. Complex, tannic and bursting with flavor, the 2021 Buskey Heritage Blend Cider is a premium off-dry cider that celebrates Virginia’s rich apple tradition with a blend of Harrison, Winesap and Gold Rush apples. “Each year, when we …

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Mystic Seaport Museum’s annual Carol Sing community returns for the 74th year | Entertainment

MYSTIC – The annual Mystic Seaport Museum community Carol Sing returns Sunday for her 74th year. Jamie Spillane, associate professor of music and director of choral studies at the University of Connecticut – and longtime conductor – will lead the singers and will be joined by a brass quartet and …

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State Opens Nominations for 2022 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards | News

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7 items on our Christmas wishlist for national defense

It’s the season for Christmas wishlists and New Year’s resolutions, so there are a few items that the Heritage Foundation’s National Defense Center would love to see under the tree this Christmas. As we close 2021, we see Russian President Vladimir Putin rounding up more than 100,000 troops across Ukraine, …

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NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum Celebrates Kwanzaa on December 19 | Tempo

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Stony Brook vs Central Connecticut State odds: 2021 college basketball pick, proven model predictions

The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils take on the Stony Brook Seawolves in non-conference action Tuesday night. The Blue Devils (2-8), who just suffered a 68-53 loss to Providence on Saturday, have lost three of their last four games, including two in a row. The Seawolves (5-4), who beat Bryant …

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Heritage Classic tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday

NEW YORK – The NHL® today announced that tickets for the 2022 NHL Tim Hortons Heritage Classic will go on sale to the public on Thursday. The away game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabers takes place on Sunday, March 13 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, …

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Stony Brook dominates central Connecticut for Geno Ford’s 200th victory

The road to 200 career wins is long and arduous, but that doesn’t mean the last win has to be. Stony Brook’s men’s basketball didn’t keep coach Geno Ford on his toes for long, leading early on and earning a dominating 87-67 victory over Central Connecticut on Wednesday night at …

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In a mural celebrating Asian student heritage, past and present come to life

Yale sophomore Sanya Nair marveled as she watched the unveiling of a new mural on an exterior wall of the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) last month to celebrate the center’s 40th anniversary. Spanning multiple stories on one side of the red brick building at 295 Crown Street, the new …

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Two artists accused of falsifying indigenous heritage to sell art

Two artists from Washington state face federal charges for falsely representing themselves as Native Americans. The separate cases involve Lewis Anthony Rath, who claimed to be a registered member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, and Jerry Chris Van Dyke, who used the alias Jerry Witten and said he was …

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Dunleavy offers grant for tourism efforts in Alaska

December 13, 2021Update: December 13, 2021 8:14 p.m. FILE – A seaplane takes off over the Gastineau Canal in Juneau, Alaska on May 30, 2018. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy said on Monday December 13, 2021 he will offer a $ 5 million grant in its next budget to support tourism …

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Mondrian Heirs Sue Philadelphia Museum on ‘Nazi Seized’ Work – ARTnews.com

Piet Mondrian’s heirs have challenged the Philadelphia Museum of Art over ownership of a painting by the Dutch artist that estate officials claim was looted by the Nazis. They seek to recover the work, entitled Composition with blue (1926), which has been in the museum’s collections for almost 70 years. …

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Maine’s indigenous tribes aim to generate economic impact around cultural tourism

As Maine’s tourism-related businesses struggle to bounce back, planning is underway to develop a new branch of the industry. The Wabanaki Cultural Tourism Initiative aims to create the first year-round, multi-faceted infrastructure for tourism involving Maine’s Indigenous peoples. The goal of the initiative, led by Four Directions Development Corp., is …

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Fiveash builds Fayetteville tourism through research

Randy Fiveash, Interim President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a born leader. This is evident from the number of senior positions he has held within the tourism industry over the past 40 years. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Fiveash graduated from Mercer University where he …

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PROVIDENCE CONCLUDES OOC WITH 68-53 VICTORY OVER CENTRAL CONNECTICUT

Providence closed out its non-conference program with a schizophrenic 68-53 beating Central Connecticut on Saturday at the Dunk. The win ends the non-league roster with a 10-1 record and sets Providence up perfectly for a grueling 20-game run in the Big East. All available measurements indicated a beating by the …

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Watuppa Rowing Center Regatta Sparks Tourism on the Fall River’s Waterfront

Rowing: women’s coxless four makes a comeback at the Tokyo Olympics In a move towards gender equality at the Olympic Games, the women’s coxless rowing four will return to Tokyo after several decades. Brian Munoz, USA TODAY FALL RIVER – Waterfront development at Fall River is in full swing now, …

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The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut men’s basketball unable to contain searing Providence College

PROVIDENCE, RI — Providence College defeated Central Connecticut Men’s Basketball on Saturday afternoon, winning 68-53. The Brothers, who are currently receiving AP Top 25 votes, are now five-game winning streak and improve to 10-1 as they wrap up non-conference play. The loss moves CCSU to 2-8. Providence took the lead …

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MIKU Sushi for the benefit of the Bruce Museum throughout the month of December

GREENWICH, CT – During the month of December, MIKU Sushi, located at 68 Greenwich Ave., and Bruce Contemporaries are teaming up to raise funds and raise awareness at the Bruce Museum. The MIKU team has created new dishes and a festive holiday cocktail that will be available exclusively this month …

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Noelle Stevenson appointed Director of Connecticut Tourism Board

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announced today that Noelle Stevenson is the new director of the Connecticut Tourism Board. Stevenson has over two decades of executive leadership experience in destination marketing organizations, with experience in entertainment, culture and lifestyle tourism. She has been responsible for marketing, …

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2 artists accused of falsifying Native American heritage

Two artists are facing federal charges of tampering with Native American heritage to sell artwork to galleries in downtown Seattle. Lewis Anthony Rath, 52, of Maple Falls, and Jerry Chris Van Dyke, 67, also known as Jerry Witten, of Seattle, were charged separately with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts …

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FAA will no longer award commercial astronaut wings as space tourism gains popularity

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Attention future space travelers: no more commercial astronaut wings will be awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration after this year. The FAA said Friday it was cutting off its astronaut wings because too many people were now launching into space. The news comes a day before …

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Winterfest at the Connecticut Trolley Museum 2021

Posted in Connecticut Seasonal December 10, 2021 by Lisa Sammons Christmas is a special time. We all have beloved traditions, whether it’s watching a particular movie, visiting a relative’s house, or enjoying cocoa and cookies.. For many Connecticut families, a tradition that marks the arrival of the holiday season is …

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Saving Heritage Guinea Pigs – Mother Earth News

A breeder tells stories of rare heritage pigs known for their docile temperament and tasty meat. by Cathy R. Payne Guinea pigs are known to be intelligent, friendly and gentle animals. Rare breeds of cattle are at a critical point, and what we do at this point is important. Each …

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The Day – It’s official: Connecticut has a new director of tourism

The State Department of Economic and Community Development announced Thursday that Noelle Stevenson has been appointed director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the department. Stevenson was introduced to the public a week ago at a forum hosted by the Legislature’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Caucus. She …

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New York Met Museum to Remove Sackler Surname from Galleries | New York

New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art will remove the names of its most controversial donor groups – the billionaire Sackler family – from its galleries. The news comes in the wake of leading members of the American family, one of America’s richest, accused of fueling America’s deadly opioid crisis …

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Danbury Museum gears up for Hat City Ball

December 9, 2021Updated: 9 Dec. 2021 13:22 1ofseven The Danbury Museum and Historical Society campus in Danbury, Connecticut. H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut MediaShow moreShow less 2ofseven The 2022 Hat City Ball takes place on February 11 at the Amber Room Colonnade. Danbury Museum & Historical Society / …

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Marian Anderson Museum Begins Long Road Return After Flood Damage | Local news

The Marian Anderson Historical Society is beginning restoration work on its South Philadelphia house museum that suffered flood damage in 2020, having raised about half the cost of $ 500,000. The townhouse where the famous opera singer and civil rights icon lived on Martin Street closed to the public in …

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Pritzker Highlights Importance of Tourism for Illinois at Convention | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker highlighted the importance of tourism to the state’s economy at the Illinois Governors’ Conference on Travel and Tourism. The conference was held Monday at the Aon Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. In August, Pritzker approved a $ 10 million grant program to …

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Daytime – Eastern Regional Tourism District accepts marketing grant applications

Waterford – The Eastern Regional Tourism District will provide grants for marketing initiatives in support of the tourism economy of eastern Connecticut. Businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut are encouraged to develop marketing plans focused on the region’s tourism economy and to encourage the safe enjoyment of Connecticut tourism …

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By day – Eastern Regional Tourism District accepts applications for marketing grants

Waterford – The Eastern Regional Tourism District will provide grants for marketing initiatives in support of the tourism economy of eastern Connecticut. Businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut are encouraged to develop marketing plans focused on the region’s tourism economy and to encourage the safe enjoyment of Connecticut tourism …

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Metropolitan Museum of Art receives $ 125 million from administrator

An overview of remarkable gifts compiled by the The Chronicle: Metropolitan Art Museum Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang have pledged $ 125 million to renovate the wing of the museum that houses its collection of modern and contemporary art. The space, currently known as the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, will …

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The Day – Eastern Regional Tourism District is accepting applications for Marketing Grants

Waterford – Eastern Regional Tourism District will provide grants for marketing initiatives in support of Eastern Connecticut’s tourism economy. Businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut are encouraged to develop marketing plans that focus on the region’s tourism economy and encourage the safe enjoyment of Connecticut’s tourism opportunities. Applications …

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The Bristol Press – Area players selected for Central Connecticut Conference women’s volleyball team

The Central Connecticut Conference officially released its 2021 all-conference women’s volleyball team on Monday, with several area girls receiving in-conference recognition for their efforts this fall. In the Western Division, Morgan Birdsey of Southington, Gabrielle Ferreira and Haley Weiner were recognized for all conferences. Birdsey was Southington’s team leader in …

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Syracuse women’s basketball demolishes Central Connecticut, 116-65

The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team continued their new era of good feelings with a whopping 116-65 win over the visiting Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The 51-point triumph was Syracuse’s biggest margin of victory against a Division I foe since beating UT Rio …

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The Day – Fort Trumbull is clearly the best museum site

Senator Chris Murphy’s recent editorial made me wonder if the senator had walked and compared the proposed site behind the station and Fort Trumbull, “Sen. Murphy explains his support for the Coast Guard Museum in New London ”(October 19). The land on which the fort sits and the adjacent vacant …

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New Mexican weaver joins university wool heritage project

CHIMAYÓ, NM (AP) – An initiative by New Mexico State University aims to secure the future of a pair of centuries-old practices in the state: raising sheep and weaving their wool into patterns, to the both spectacular and utilitarian. The Wool Heritage Project’s inaugural effort is to produce a 13-pound …

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Observations from Syracuse’s 116-65 win over Central Connecticut State

Get the latest news from Syracuse delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our sports newsletter here. Ahead of Sunday’s game, Christianna Carr accepted a fly ball in honor of her 1,000th career point recorded in Syracuse’s upset victory over No. 18 Ohio State, foreshadowing an afternoon of individual milestones …

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Teisha Hyman’s triple double leads Syracuse to a resounding victory over Central Connecticut

Syracuse makes the history of the program with the most goals in a game (116) and leads Central Connecticut State 116-65. Teisha Hyman led the Orange with the fifth triple double in program history and the first to include points, assists and steals. She finished with 27 points, 15 assists …

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Ballard brings two WH Heritage teammates to Columbia State football | Robertson

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Demolition dust in the sculpture garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art sparks reflections on labor and preservation

Demolition dust in the sculpture garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art sparks reflections on labor and preservation The day job of our contributor Dereck Stafford Mangus is a museum keeper at the Baltimore Museum of Art, but Dereck also works as a member of the museum’s conservation team dusting …

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Supporters of the Great Hunger Museum of Ireland in Quinnipiac host ‘unity’ Christmas carol event

HAMDEN – A group urging Quinnpiac University to reopen Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum will meet with residents for a ‘unity’ Christmas carol event on Saturday, according to an email. ‘Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum’ campaign officials said in an email that supporters would ‘join other members of the public in …

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The Bristol Press – Hospital of Central Connecticut donates 260 gifts to local families

NEW BRITAIN – Central Connecticut Hospital employees donated 260 gift items to local families in need Friday morning in coordination with New Britain EMS and The Friendship Center. A New Britain EMS ambulance pulled up outside the central Connecticut hospital on Friday morning, where it was loaded with bags of …

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Tourism taxes rise, but new variant travel rules could impact progress – WFTV

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida – Tourism leaders in central Florida are waiting to see how the new omicron COVID-19 variant and President Joe Biden’s new travel rules impact the local economy. Orange County officials say tourism development tax collections have steadily increased, but the new variant could impact that progress. >>> …

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children reopens after 20 months with new spaces

NORWALK – “We’ve been closed for 20 months,” said Robert Townes, director of public affairs for the Stepping Stones Museum for Children, which recently hosted a grand reopening. At first, the museum closed due to Covid issues, like most places, but then a renovation opportunity presented itself. “When the pandemic …

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Cheshire County seeks federal funds to support local tourism push | Local News

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Marijuana advocates say New Jersey legalization laws could increase tourism

02 Dec. 2021, 04:06Updated 19h ago Through: News 12 Staff Legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in New Jersey could boost tourism in the Garden State. Cannabis tourism is a topic of discussion among players in the marijuana industry. This topic was brought directly to the New Jersey Tourism Conference on …

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Marijuana advocates say New Jersey legalization laws could boost tourism

December 02, 2021, 04:06Updated on December 02, 2021 Through: News 12 Staff The legalization of recreational marijuana for adults in New Jersey could boost tourism in the Garden State. Cannabis tourism is a topic of discussion among players in the marijuana industry. This topic was brought directly to the New …

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