Monthly Archives: February 2022

Cahoon Museum of American Art presents a major exhibition on the art and history of Scrimshaw

Edward Burdett, Whaleship Japan of Nantucket Homeward Bound to the USA, circa 1825-1829, Whale’s Tooth, pigment, Private Collection. (Cotuit, Massachusetts) This summer, the Cahoon Museum of American Art will present Scrimshaw: the art of the whaler, a comprehensive survey of the art and history of the scrimshaw. From June 29 …

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The first Northeastern conference tournament will be announced with Central Connecticut against Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday

We don’t have to wait until Tuesday for March Madness around men’s college basketball as the conference’s first tournament kicks off Monday night with Central Connecticut visiting Fairleigh Dickinson at 7 p.m. ET from the Northeastern Conference. The Knights are the 4-point favorites to advance and face NEC regular-season champion …

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Central Connecticut State vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Picks

Daniel Rodriguez of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights looks to pass to a teammate during the second half of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images via AFP. The very first conference tournament game of the season is slated for tonight as Central Connecticut …

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Fairleigh Dickinson vs Central Connecticut State 02/28/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds » Sports Chat Place

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (7-23) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (4-21) February 28, 2022 7:00 PM EDTThe line: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights -3.5 / Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +3.5; Over/Under: -140.5(Click here for the latest betting odds) The Central Connecticut Blue Devils and Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet Monday in the …

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A Standing Rock athlete takes the stage on Indigenous Heritage Day

VERMILLION, SD (AP) — About half a mile from the main event site, on the second floor of the University of South Dakota’s Muenster University Center, about 100 students from South Dakota’s tribal nations gathered around a series of circular tables in a mix of red and white clothes – …

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Rush and Fairleigh Dickinson Knights to host Scantlebury and Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (7-22, 4-13 NEC) at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (5-22, 4-11 NEC) Teaneck, New Jersey; Monday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nigel Scantlebury and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils visit Brandon Rush and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in NEC action on Monday. The Knights are 3-5 …

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Mount beats Central Connecticut; wins playoff game at home | WDVM25 and DCW50

EMMITSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Mount St. Mary women’s basketball won its final home game of the regular season on Saturday, 64-47 against Central Connecticut, and earned a home playoff game at the upcoming NEC Tournament. The Mountaineers were led by graduate student guards Kendall Bresee and Kayla Agentowicz who had …

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Atlantic City survives the pandemic and recovers its tourism industry thanks to an ingenious online business idea

Published on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 8:26 p.m. Join the 100,000 AFP subscribers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] (© Karen Roach – stock.adobe.com) New Jersey is getting …

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Cultural event celebrates West Haven’s black heritage

Written by Michael P. Walsh WEST HAVEN, CT — The city honored the inspiring legacy of African Americans and the pioneering contributions they made to shaping America’s promise and greatness at the 26th annual Black Heritage Celebration on Wednesday. During the City Hall cultural event in honor of Black History …

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Central Connecticut vs. Mount St. Mary’s – Game Preview – February 26, 2022

Belle Lanpher leads the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (6-17, 4-10 NEC) in a game against the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (11-12, 9-5 NEC) after scoring 21 points in a 58- 55 against Saint Francis (AP). The game will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, tip at 1:00 p.m. …

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Angry Artists Demand Great Hunger Museum Stay Open – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

Leading Galway artists and curators are among those campaigning for the immediate reopening of the Great Hunger Museum of Ireland in Connecticut, US, which closed in 2020 and faces permanent closure. The museum, which opened at Quinnipiac University in 2012, houses the world’s largest exhibition of art relating to the …

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Fragments of Light, Impressions of Color

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT will feature a new exhibit titled, Fragments of Light, Impressions of Color. The exhibition will open on April 7, 12 p.m. and browse August 28, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission …

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African World Heritage sites threatened by rising seas

The largest population of giant tortoises in the world thrives on a group of East African islands in the Indian Ocean. The tortoises of Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles sit at the top of the food chain, an unusual feat for a herbivore. A continent away, waters wash the shores …

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Dealer in North Central Connecticut Fentanyl case gets 11 years

WEST HARTFORD, CT — A participant in what federal authorities called a “large-scale” fentanyl trafficking ring that stored the deadly drug in a West Hartford apartment has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. Leonard C Boyle, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said Daniel Estremeda, 42, …

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Cultural heritage experts fear Russian President Vladimir Putin is destroying Ukraine’s history

STAMFORD, Conn. — There are several hundred thousand people of Ukrainian descent in the New York metropolitan area. The culture of their homeland is preserved in a museum in Fairfield County. Inside a Gilded Age mansion in Stamford, the culture of Ukraine is on display and preserved – from traditional …

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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will showcase emerging and established contemporary Impressionists

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT will feature a new exhibit titled, Fragments of Light, Impressions of Color. The exhibition will open on April 7, 12 p.m. and browse August 28, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission …

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The Day – Be An Angel: Thames River Heritage Park will sponsor the Docent Academy

Thames River Heritage Park has announced a new program to support heritage sites along the Thames River. Modeled after the successful Portland (Maine) History Docent training program, the first Thames River Heritage Park Docent Academy – a 10-week program for current and prospective volunteer guides – will begin Thursday, March …

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Putin’s actions threaten the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people

February 22, 2022, 10:29 p.m.Updated 14h ago By: News 12 Staff Ukrainian immigrants living in Connecticut say Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging a culture war against their home country as well as a military war. Conflict is escalating in Ukraine after Putin ordered Russian forces to enter parts of …

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Essex receives state grant for pavements along River Road to Heritage Cove

ESSEX – Persistent lobbying has paid off for residents of Heritage Cove in Essex. The city received a state grant this month to build a sidewalk along River Road that will connect the condominium complex and surrounding neighborhood to Main Street and Essex Village. First selector Norm Needleman said condominium …

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Opening of the interactive STEM exhibit at the Edwardsville Children’s Museum

Continuing its mission to spark curiosity and cultivate learning in the Age of Wonder, the Children’s Museum of Edwardsville recently unveiled its new Phillips 66 STEM forest exhibit. This interactive exhibit brings the outdoors inside, giving kids the chance to create their own woodland creatures and watch them come to …

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Fall River student honored with Hispanic Heritage Youth Award – Fall River Reporter

On Thursday, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the winners of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards for the Red Region, which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. 30 local high school students will be honored for their classroom and community leadership in a virtual ceremony …

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Sunnyside Expeditions is redefining tourism through adventure, healing and experiences with Indigenous cultures

Sunnyside Expeditions NETHERLANDS, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sunnyside Expeditions has embarked on a new mission within the tourism industry – CEO Blake Dyer announced today. The boutique operator has introduced exclusive tours to the American Southwest, Northern Sweden, Costa Rica and Mongolia. Mr. Dyer said Sunnyside Expeditions was particularly …

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Stratford Museum of African American History Captivates Visitors

STRATFORD — A few weeks after the death of his mother, Jeffrey Fletcher, a retired New Haven police officer, received a call from his father. Calvin Fletcher, Jeffrey’s father, wanted him to come to his home in Colchester to pick up some things his mother had collected. Jeffrey knew that …

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Ridgway Heritage Council Receives Bequest from Estate of Dolores Dean | News

RIDGWAY – “A life well lived” was the overriding sentiment represented by all who gathered on Saturday for the presentation of a generous bequest to the Ridgway Heritage Council of the Dolores Dean Estate, a longtime community and council member. Born in Ridgway in 1930, Dean graduated from Ridgway High …

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Rogers Heritage, Van Buren and Arkadelphia win National Tag Team Wrestling Championships

By Kyle Sutherland | Pictures of Tommy Land The final day of the 14th Annual Centennial Bank High School State Wrestling Tournament began with the Semi-Finals and Championship Round for Class 6A, with Rogers Heritage winning the Tag Team Championship with 226 points. Bentonville, a five-time defending champion, was second …

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Heritage Hills Senior asks his girlfriend to do a prom on the radio

Derek Fortune has no problem being in front of a crowd. The Heritage Hills eldest is set to star as “Billy” in his high school musical theater production of the Cole Porter classic, everything is fine. He certainly doesn’t shy away from attention and has no problem commanding it. Which …

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New “Date Night” at the Met Museum includes live music and drink specials

picture by Shinya Suzuki to Flickr Bring someone special or come alone to a special evening hosted by the Western Hemisphere’s largest art museum. Every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting February 18, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host “Date at the Met», an evening …

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New Britain Herald – Central Connecticut region escapes high winds without major outages

@MUSZYNSKIBP The central Connecticut region escaped high winds and rain overnight Thursday through Friday with minimal power outages. Around 10 a.m. Friday, Bristol was the only city in the region to report problems. According to Eversource, the city experienced two outages that affected five customers. Cities in New Britain, Berlin, …

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New Katharine Hepburn Museum explores the life of a local legend

What did 6-year-old Katharine Hepburn ask for for Christmas in her letter to Santa? Was her size really this small to fit in that white dress from the movie sea ​​of ​​grass? And what’s the significance of the tub that looks like it’s been through a hurricane? welcome to the …

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Connecticut River Museum Purchase of RiverQuest to expand educational offerings

ESSEX—The Connecticut River Museum and Connecticut River Expeditions recently reached an agreement for the museum to purchase the Haddam-based CRE ship RiverQuest, which will now be moored at the Steamboat Wharf at the foot of Main Street. Captain Mark Yuknat and his wife Mindy had the RiverQuest built in 2001 …

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Nashville International Airport Welcomes New Airline | Tourism

Houston-based Avelo Airlines said Wednesday it will begin serving Nashville — its first destination in Tennessee — with nonstop service to southern Connecticut starting in May. According to a statement, the ultra-low-cost Avelo will be the only airline to offer nonstop flights between Music City and New Haven. Introductory one-way …

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Connecticut lawmaker changes last name to honor his mother’s legacy

MIDDLETOWN – The city’s State House representative says he changed his last name to better reflect his family identity and cement his “journey” to be “true to myself”. State Rep. Quentin “Q” Phipps, D-Middletown, changed his name to Quentin Williams, which he says will become official Thursday. His mother, Queen, …

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Ron DeSantis touts record Florida tourism amid pandemic closures elsewhere

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that the state set new tourism records in 2021, and he lashed out at Democrats in the locked-down state who vacationed without a mask in the state. The governor’s office released statistics showing the Sunshine State welcomed 117.7 million visitors …

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Friends of the Milford Library group promotes discounted museum passes as solution to winter doldrums

Free and discounted museum passes are available to patrons of the Milford (Public) Library. As colder temperatures send Milford residents in search of new activities and a change of scenery, The Friends of the Milford (Public) Library, FOML, invites library patrons to beat the ‘blas ” wintry by visiting a …

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The Day – Eastern Regional Tourism District Awards Marketing Grants to Six Recipients

Mystic — The Eastern Regional Tourism District will distribute $50,000 in grants to six entities that have submitted plans for tourism marketing initiatives in the region. Mystic River Heritage Foundation, The Last Green Valley, City of New London, Thames River Heritage Foundation, Putnam Business Association and the Think Mystic Partnership …

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West Point’s Last Graduate Uniform Gift to the Middletown Military Museum

MIDDLETOWN — The Greater Middletown Military Museum continues to receive donations for its collection. Each enhances the history of the military experience of the greater Middletown area and America. Forms of a West Point graduate, including jungle camo shirt/pants, jungle boots, fatigues, blue uniform, jump boots, blue beret (101st Div.), …

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The Day – Black Heritage Trail Reveals Little-Known Stories of Black Resilience

New London — Years of research by a dedicated group provides insight into the life and resilience of Black people in New London over three centuries. The Black Heritage Trail was unveiled in October 2021 and offers a self-guided tour of 15 different historic sites around the city, all marked …

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Meet the girl who visits all the museums in New York

@janeaugust explores New York. @janeaugust Joan, better known as @janeaugust on TikTok, always knew she wanted to live in New York. Born in Connecticut to two New Yorkers, her family soon moved to Arizona but were determined to return to the East Coast as soon as they could. After high …

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USAF Heritage Of America arrives at Warner

The Warner Theater will host USAF Heritage of America with the Heritage Brass and Heritage Winds ensembles on the main stage on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7 p.m. Heritage Brass is a pioneering fifteen-member symphonic brass ensemble. Bringing the military tradition of brass, percussion and vocals to the stage, …

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The benefits of museum philanthropy that builds staff diversity rather than new wings and galleries

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) Lisa M. Strong, Georgetown University (THE CONVERSATION) Retired financier Oscar Tang and his wife, Agnes Hsu-Tang, donate $125 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Their donation, announced in November 2021, will help pay for …

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Jackson State to compete in the 2022 Southern Heritage Classic

The Jackson State Tigers will compete in the 2022 Southern Heritage Classic, the school officially announced Friday. Jackson State will face the Tennessee State Tigers at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The Southern Heritage Classic is an annual historically black college football competition. …

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Black History Month: 4 Revealing Hudson Valley Heritage Trails

HUDSON VALLEY, NY – Black history is American history, and living in the Hudson Valley offers us the unique opportunity to visit first-hand the places where history was written. Westchester African American Heritage Trail Points of interest include the Rye African American Cemetery, the Friends of Chappaqua Meeting House, the …

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The Bristol Press – Hospital of Central Connecticut named one of America’s Top 250 Hospitals

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The Central Connecticut Hospital has not allowed the pandemic to affect the level of care it has been able to provide to the community and those efforts have earned them a spot among America’s top 250 hospitals. This recognition places HOCC in the top 5% of …

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THEATER AND SHOWS: The New England Air Museum will stage an original play this weekend | Free time

The New England Air Museum is offering live theater in its hangars for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, February 12 and 13, with “The Mystery of Clara Cloud,” an original play by local playwright Betsy Maguire. The fictional story centers on Clara Cloud, an early Connecticut airmail pilot …

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The Heritage Foundation wants to break the internet

This week, Kara Frederick of the conservative Heritage Foundation released a report titled “Combating Big Tech’s Totalitarianism.” As evidenced by the title, Frederick takes a dim view of the current state of the tech industry, citing companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and makes suggestions for reforms she deems necessary. …

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New Britain Herald – Hospital of Central Connecticut named one of America’s Top 250 Hospitals

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The Central Connecticut Hospital has not allowed the pandemic to affect the level of care it has been able to provide to the community and those efforts have earned them a spot among America’s top 250 hospitals. This recognition places HOCC in the top 5% of …

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Multiracial students navigate heritage through cultural centers and organizations

Students from diverse racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds worked with the cultural centers to create community and identity. Yeji Kim 12:02 a.m., February 10, 2022 Staff reporter Karen Lin, Yale Daily News Yale’s cultural centers and other student groups provide multiracial students with a plethora of opportunities to further explore …

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Central Connecticut Hospital named one of America’s Top 250 Hospitals

February 10, 2022 Central Connecticut Hospital did not allow the pandemic to affect the level of care it was able to provide to the community and these efforts earned them a spot among America’s top 250 hospitals. This recognition places HOCC in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide and as …

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Museum architect among winners of prestigious Wolf Prize

February 8, 2022Updated: February 8, 2022 1:51 p.m. JERUSALEM (AP) — The American architect who designed New York’s High Line urban park and remodeled the Museum of Modern Art and a Stanford University researcher were among the winners of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday. . Elizabeth Diller, who also …

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Spike in tourism fees surprises small businesses in Belmar

February 08, 2022, 12:49 p.m.Updated 33 months ago Through: News 12 Staff Small business owners in Belmar said they were caught off guard after receiving notice from Belmar officials that the town’s tourism fee had been increased from $100 to $1,000. “A tourist fee in a small community that doesn’t …

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New publication from the Heritage Center features stories, poems and essays from the county

The Johnston County Heritage Center has released its first Johnston County Literary and Historical Journal, a collection of poems, short stories and essays by a diverse selection of local writers. This engaging hardcover book is dedicated to the late Margaret Maron, acclaimed author and Patron of the Heritage Center, recipient …

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Volunteer is ready to fill any role at the Kentucky Museum

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – Peggy Welsh says getting involved in her community as a volunteer was taught to her and her siblings growing up in Louisville. This commitment to the community has stayed with her over the years. Welsh volunteers at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History in downtown …

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Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Central Connecticut – Match Recap – February 5, 2022

NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut — Nigel Scantlebury scored six of his eight points in overtime and Central Connecticut pulled away to earn a 91-82 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday. Scantlebury hit a pair of free throws with 2:51 left to put the Blue Devils ahead, 80-78, then scored for the …

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The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is showing recent works by Marian Bingham until April 10

This first of four panels entitled “Connecticut Shore” by Marian Bingham, dated 2015 (oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches) is featured in the exhibition currently on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of Places: Recent works by …

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Rockwell Museum Strengthens Leadership Team and Adds New Position | Business

STOCKBRIDGE — Sue Elliott, the first director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Learning Institute at Lenox, has joined the Norman Rockwell Museum in the newly created position of Audience Manager, where she will oversee the museum’s new Audience Engagement Division. She is one of three new members of the …

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Scantlebury, Central Connecticut State Blue Devils take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-17, 2-6 NEC) at Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (5-17, 2-8 NEC) New Britain, Connecticut; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Brandon Rush and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights visit Nigel Scantlebury and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils during the NEC game on Saturday. The Blue Devils …

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history museum receives $9.9,000 grant from the National Endowment Fund | Community News

WATERTOWN – Connecticut Humanities, the state’s nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded the Watertown History Museum a $9,900 Connecticut Culture Fund operating support grant. While a portion of the funds will be used for general operating expenses, this grant will also help fund two new …

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In Jamaica Plain, a pre-rolled cannabis dispensary and museum in one

The cutouts are part of the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum, located in the same basement as the dispensary, both of which are nearing their one year anniversary. A wall of life-size cutouts at the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum depicting the likelihood of incarceration for men of different races …

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Lorine Charles-St. Jules named new CEO of Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

Lorine Charles-St. jules [CASTRIES, Saint Lucia] – The Board of Directors of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has appointed Ms. Lorine Charles-St. Jules as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), from February 1, 2022. With over two decades of tourism and leadership experience, Ms. Charles-St. Jules has achieved significant success in the …

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