Monthly Archives: September 2022

Road Trip Close to Home: Queens County Farm Museum

It’s that time of year again – the crisp autumn air is setting in and the leaves are changing. For families looking for all the fun of fall, the Queens County Farm Museum is home to the Big Apple’s only corn maze. “Between the apple cider donuts, the wagon rides …

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Cathy Bochain proud to be part of UConn women’s athletics legacy

Cathy Bochain ’83 (PHR) doesn’t see herself as a trailblazer in UConn athletics, but rather as a builder of bridges to the success that Husky teams enjoy today. Bochain was a member of the first class of freshman female basketball student-athletes in which every member was a scholarship holder, and …

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Coventry and Mansfield want to improve tourism

September 28—The cities of Coventry and Mansfield are among four cities seeking input from community members on how to improve their tourism brand. The cities of Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield and Tolland have engaged Dornenburg Kallenbach Advertising to create a tourism brand for the four-city region. This new collective branding of …

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Wilton artist hosts exhibition with her family’s art at the Hammond Museum

The official title of the triptych of exhibits currently at the Hammond Museum, a few miles west of Ridgefield in North Salem, NYis “Artistic legacies and Zen sanctuary.” But a simpler title might be “Lucy Krupenye, family and friends”. Lucy, a sculptress from Wilton who works with found materials such …

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A look at New Jersey-based Goya Foods, Inc.

In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month, News 12 New Jersey visited the largest Hispanic food company in the United States. More than 2,500 products are manufactured right out of the Goya Foods, Inc. plant in Secaucus. It all started in 1936. “Our company has really tracked the immigration to …

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The Greaney Brothers lead Albany past Central Connecticut, 45-26

ALBANY, NY (AP) — Thomas Greaney caught two touchdown passes and his brother, defensive lineman Joseph, recovered a fumble and rumbled 77 yards for his first career touchdown as Albany beat Central Connecticut, 45 -29 Saturday. Todd Sibley rushed for 97 yards for a touchdown on the game’s first offensive …

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The World Heritage Cultural Center will showcase a global array of artists October

After too long a hiatus due to travel and event restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newtown-based World Heritage Cultural Center returns to center stage with what promises to be a rich showcase , colorful, steeped in dance and music on stage at Edmond Town Hall on October 1. …

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Westport Museum Creates Escape Room For Connecticut Witch Trials

WESTPORT — Just in time for the Halloween season, the Westport Museum of History and Culture is hosting an escape room that will transport attendees into a spooky, fictionalized adaptation of the real-life Connecticut witch panic of the 1600s. The event runs from October 2 to October 30. Taking place …

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At the Capitol, Connecticut Latinos celebrate heritage and set priorities

Sandra Ferreira-Molina said that when she was 6 years old and her family immigrated from Colombia to the United States, her parents “knew they were coming to the land of opportunity, and as I sit here, I I feel privileged.” Her mother looked at opportunities in America, like children buying …

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Dr. Mario Perez, UConn Health Respirologist

Dr. Mario Perez leads medical residents and nurses on rounds in an intensive care floor at UConn John Dempsey Hospital (photo Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health). UConn Today spoke with Dr. Mario Perez, UConn Health pulmonologist, assistant professor of medicine in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine at the UConn School …

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The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s happening at Rockwell Park in Bristol

@DeanIWright BRISTOL – Back in Bristol on October 2, the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is heading to Rockwell Park to participate in its annual Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. “This season of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be our biggest and best yet. This is …

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The countdown begins for the KC 2022 Children’s Convention hosted by the Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Participants through Connecticut and beyond Learn to be healthy community citizens NORWALK, Conn., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To enable young people to become active and engaged members of their communities, the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn.organizes its KC 2022 Kids Convention October 14 and 15. The …

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The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce holding an open house event

@brianjohnsonBP BRISTOL – The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is hosting a “Members and Prospective Members Open House” event on October 13. The open house will be held at the Chamber office at The Executive Suites at 440 N. Main St. from 4-6 p.m. The event will allow visitors to …

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CTVISIT ANNOUNCES A RECORD SUMMER FOR TOURISM; PARTNER OF THE SOUND ON SOUND CT FESTIVAL

100,000 people expected September 24-25Headliners: Stevie Nicks, David Matthews, Brandi CarlileLuminous HARTFORD, Conn., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After a record summer for tourism in ConnecticutCTvisit is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming inaugural Sound on Sound (SoS) music festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut September 24-25. Connecticut was recently …

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Hartford Supermarket highlighted during Hispanic Heritage Month – NBC Connecticut

At El Mercado in Hartford, you can find a bit of everything. From yucca to papaya, to tres leches cake and flan. “Any country in North and South America, whatever you’re looking for in your country or mine, you’ll find something here,” said company owner Ramon Flores. Flores has been …

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Royal fans give London tourism a boost amid UK economic woes – NBC Connecticut

Royal fans traveled to the heart of London to experience flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mile-long queue for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, deceased. after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And while they’re here, they’re stocking up on hotels, …

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Westridge Court, owner of Heritage Square, seeks business tax to revamp its Naperville properties on Route 59 – Chicago Tribune

As developers move away from the big box stores at Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, landowners on the east side of Highway 59 near the mall are asking Naperville for development tools to revitalize their commercial properties. On Tuesday, Naperville City Council will respond to a request from New York-based …

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Turning the grounds of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum into a park for New London

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum received an early 90th anniversary gift for New London, Connecticut to enjoy. Thanks to a donation of $500,000 from two of its administrators, the museum will transform its land into a park. “This is the greatest gift the museum has received since 1939, and it …

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This weekend’s West Dundee Heritage Fest offers three days of late summer and early fall fun – Chicago Tribune

Heritage Fest, the ancestor of the Elgin region’s late summer and early autumn celebrations, takes place this weekend in the inner city area of ​​West Dundee and in Grafelman Park . Kicking off Friday night, the long-running event will feature plenty of live music, food and family activities. The only …

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Here are the Museums Participating in Museum Day 2022!

Getty Images Here are the Museums Participating in Museum Day 2022 Museum Day 2022 is here! This Saturday, participating cultural institutions are offering free admission to visitors who present a Museum Day ticket. Each ticket offers free general admission for two people, and attendees can download one ticket per email …

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New England Air Museum Expands Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Spring 2023 – NBC Connecticut

Soon, inside the New England Air Museum, “The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories” will be on full display. Black fighter and bomber pilots were among the heroes of World War II, choosing to go to war to defend American interests, when their own nation did not grant them the rights …

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California, tribal leaders announce new tourism initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a state with the second-most federally recognized Indigenous tribes in the nation, California officials and tribal leaders announced an initiative Wednesday to boost tourism in Indigenous communities. The initiative, Visit Native California, and the accompanying website are funded by a $1 million grant from the …

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Hispanic Heritage Month begins Thursday in Waukegan with Fiestas Patrias

Hispanic Heritage Month begins Thursday in Waukegan with Queen’s Coronation Fiestas Patrias and a Grito de Dolores celebrating when Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1810. Fiestas Patrias begins Hispanic Heritage Month in Waukegan, which is also observed nationally from September 15 to October 15 to celebrate the independence of …

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Maine Tourism Conference scheduled for Bangor Oct. 19-20

The inaugural Maine-Stay 2022 conference was announced earlier this month and will take place October 19-20 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The conference will provide tourism and hospitality business owners, managers and decision-makers with new insights and data, and teach emerging trends designed to grow their business, according …

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A POW donates to the museum’s War Room

An autographed copy of Robinson’s book is now housed in the War Room of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum. By Martha Erwin The 40th season of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum and the 11th season of the Clinchfield Railway Museum will soon close for the season on Sunday, October 30. …

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New Britain Herald – Polish folk group performing at Central Connecticut State University this month

NEW BRITAIN – A world-renowned Polish song and dance ensemble will perform here at the end of this month. Slask is set to present “Around the World in 80 Minutes” on Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University’s Welte Auditorium. The Polish folk band’s concert and …

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Bike lanes don’t make cycling safe

Everyone favors bike safety, but bike paths are not safe. This was demonstrated once again with the tragic death of US State Department Foreign Service Officer Sarah Langenkamp on August 25. Langenkamp, ​​who had recently returned from duty in Ukraine, was biking during the day, in a bike path on …

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A Fairfield Museum researcher examines defaced headstones in the Jewish cemetery

FAIRFIELD — An employee of the Fairfield Museum and History Center is studying desecrated headstones at a local Jewish cemetery as part of a personal project, and he says he hopes to repair the damage. The Shaare Torah Adath Israel Congregation Cemetery is just on the border of Fairfield and …

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Event in North Aurora to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora will host Danza Azteca Xochitl-Quetzal on October 1 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The event outside the library will run from 10 a.m. to noon, officials said. Danza Azteca Xochitl-Quetzal is a community of children and adults who sing and dance the indigenous music …

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Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival kicks off in New London – NBC Connecticut

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival returns to New London this weekend. Beginning Friday, the festival will continue until Sunday afternoon. The festival offers 16 different types of boats that people can visit and experience, free of charge. Held in New London for over 20 years, the festival aims to celebrate …

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New Britain Herald – New Britain Museum of American Art offering several programs and courses this month

NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art is ushering in the start of autumn with a number of programs and events this month. The Adult Studio Workshop will feature Sketch with the Masters this Thursday. The workshop for artists of all levels will be led by Kathleen …

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Bruce Springsteen artifacts arrive at the Grammy Museum – NBC Connecticut

Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten setlists and his favorite guitar are among the headline items that will travel across the country for a museum exhibit this fall. The Grammy Museum announced Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen Live! will open at the Grammy Museum LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on October 15. The …

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Quick Center with Mariachi Hereencia from Mexico City

Fairfield, CT – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the stories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This year’s theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a stronger nation”, and …

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The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce 2022 Trade Show is back

BRISTOL — The 2022 Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Trade Show will be held on October 19. The event will begin with the vendor set up at 3:00 p.m. at the hotel at 42 Century Drive. This will be followed by a chamber members reception from 4-5pm with hors d’oeuvres …

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A bit of ‘liquid sunshine’ wraps up Maine’s summer tourist season

Karen and David Batten walk with their Miniature Australian Shepherd, Roam, through the Old Port on a rainy Labor Day. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin couple were visiting Maine while touring the East Coast. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer Tom Bowes and Daniel Lemieux came to Maine to spend Labor Day weekend soaking up …

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Fairfield’s Operation Hope seeks new home as Great Hunger Museum prepares to move

FAIRFIELD — The Irish Great Hunger Museum planned move to Fairfield created a sense of urgency in Operation Hope’s plans to find a new headquarters. The Fairfield-based nonprofit’s administrative offices and pantry are now located in the space at 636 Old Post Road that the museum plans to one day …

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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host a conference on Victorian fashion

NORWALK, CT — The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host a conference centered on Victorian clothing and fashion on October 2 at 2 p.m. The talk, titled “Victorian Fashion, Dangerous Dyes, and Murderous Millinery,” will be moderated by Deborah Kraak, a freelance museum professional specializing in historic textiles, costume, and interiors. …

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Small SC areas can apply for grants to develop tourism

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Small communities in South Carolina now have the opportunity to participate in a program designed to help bring visitors to undiscovered parts of the state. The Undiscover South Carolina grant program was created to grow tourism in smaller rural areas of the state, said Duane Parrish, …

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Former director of children’s museum pleads guilty to distributing child pornography | USAO-CT

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced today that ROBERT ECKERT, 56, of West Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to distributing child pornography. According to court documents and statements made in court, Eckert used multiple internet platforms, …

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New Exhibit Opens in Fairfield, CT, Great Hunger Museum

Some of the contents of the permanently closed Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut will be on display in a joint exhibit between Quinnipiac and the new Fairfield Great Hunger Museum at the Fairfield Museum and History Center from September 17. ‘An Gorta Mór: Selections from the …

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African Americans Fuel Jamaica’s Tourism Recovery | New

WEST OFFICE: Jamaica is ahead of all other English-speaking Caribbean countries and African Americans have contributed significantly to the rapid recovery trend, said Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “The African-American market took off with a bang. We’ve never seen the level of footfall we’re seeing now from this community and they’re …

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Why are the covers of DC’s Hispanic Heritage Month so awful?

September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, as this day marks Independence Day for most Central American countries. (Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16, but they start celebrating the night before.) DC Comics, which now has a few high-profile Latin characters in its superhero stable, decided …

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The Bronx Music Heritage Center will host several events as part of the Evelina 100 campaign

The Bronx Music Heritage Center has announced its participation in the Evelina 100 campaign which will include a week-long calendar of events to celebrate the legacy of Evelina Antonetty. The celebrations commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of Antonetty, a Bronx-based activist. , educator and lawyer born September …

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