Monthly Archives: October 2022

Stamford Museum and Nature Center moves historic telescope

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center (SM&NC) marked a milestone in its history this week by taking the first step to move its historic Gregory-Maksutov Telescope to the Astronomical Lyceum, a historic telescope museum in Magdalena, New Mexico. Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons joined SM&NC officials on Tuesday to witness the …

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7 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in CT

November marks Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and raise awareness of the culture, history, and contributions of the Indigenous peoples who first resided in what is now the United States. As of 2002, the State of Connecticut recognizes five tribes: the Golden Hill Paugussett, the Mashantucket Pequot …

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Is it ‘ghost tourism’ – or is it really a spirit that wanders the halls of Ballyseede Castle?

It might fit my story, but to use Cork parlance, I wasn’t really haunted by time. Arriving at Ballyseede Castle, a four-star luxury hotel just north of Tralee, I walk up the property’s oak-veiled avenue as a deluge of rain buckets fall in my wake. Oh and what’s that to …

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Before the rigors of winter, tourism is picking up again in the Mediterranean

CAPE SOUNION, Greece (AP) — When Stelios Zompanakis quit his job at Greece’s central bank to try his luck in boat racing, his friends and family begged him to reconsider. Nine years later, he spends his summers on the “Ikigai,” a 53-foot yacht he named after the Japanese concept of …

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The Kirwan House of the Kent Island Heritage Society is rich in history and stories of yesteryear | arts and culture

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The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry presents THE MAKING OF FEEL YOUR BEST SELF: DEVELOPMENT AND SCRIPTWRITING Online Forum

As part of the Fall Puppet Forum Series 2022, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host “The Making of Feel Your Best Self: Development and Scriptwriting” hosted by Sandy Chafouleas and Emily Wicks and featuring Sarah Nolen and Yanniv Frank on Thursday, November …

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Ancient turkey-dinosaur found in museum after collecting dust for 90 years

A fossil discovered in 1933 was eventually identified as new species. The fossil had remained unidentified in the archives of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, for 89 years before it was officially confirmed to be a new species of turkey-like a dinosaur named Centuriavis lioae, according to an article …

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Branson’s God and rural tourism attract patriotic Christians

BRANSON, Mo. (RNS) – A night at the Dolly Parton Stampede is a microcosm of life in this polarized United States. For nearly two hours on a hot August night, a mob of capacity divided by North and South, Red and Blue, attempted to denigrate the other side, encouraged by …

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The new NAEP test results are a disaster. Blame the teachers’ unions.

In a predictable, yet shocking result, the latest National Education Progress Assessment scores show the biggest drop in maths in three decades. In math, eighth-graders’ NAEP scores fell eight points from 2019 to 2022, according to results released Monday. Only 26% of eighth graders are now proficient in math, down …

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Bold, Fun and Proud – The Filipino Heritage Night Logo Design

The group working on the special Winnipeg Jets logo for Filipino Heritage Night had a big challenge. Graphic designers – and Filipino Canadians – Marc Gomez and Jonato Dalayoan had to find a way to represent all the different aspects of a region that spans over 300,000 square kilometers and …

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Dubois County Museum: NSWC Crane Commanding Officer to Speak During Special Veterans Day Program

The Dubois County Museum will welcome Captain Duncan McKay, Commanding Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) to the museum for a Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The museum will open at 10:00 a.m. Captain McKay will speak at 10:30 a.m. from NSWC Crane, his …

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Richmond area emerges as destination for sport tourism with $76 million economic impact

The Richmond area is becoming a hotbed for one of the fastest growing tourism industries in the world: sports tourism. Sport tourism can take many forms. One of those most recognizable forms is when someone takes a trip to see their favorite NFL team play in a stadium across the …

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Football falls at Duquesne’s home

The Central Connecticut football team fell 30-6 to Duquesne on Saturday afternoon in Northeastern Conference action at Arute Field. The Blue Devils would be in position to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, but the Dukes would force a turnover en route to score 17 unanswered points. Nasir …

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US Navy moves forward with plans for new DC museum

Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command Posted on October 21, 2022 at 10:38 p.m. by The Maritime Executive The US Navy intends to acquire land next to the Washington Navy Yard to build a new museum as part of measures to immortalize its history and heritage. During …

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The World Heritage Cultural Center organizes the World of Colors concert

Sattie Persaud, Founder of WHCC and First Councilor of Newtown Daniel Rosenthal Color World Concert The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC) International artists from 21 countries and cultures joined forces to celebrate diversity and the arts The World Heritage Cultural Center is a place where everyone is welcome and every …

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Football back in action on Saturday to welcome Duquesne

The Central Connecticut football team returns to the field after a week off to welcome Northeastern Conference foe Duquesne. The match is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Arute Field and if you’re unable to make the game in person, you can catch it on NEC Front Row with Bruce Biel …

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90-year-old Roxbury woman captures her heritage, family and community in words and photos

Hazel Hodgkins, left, of Roxbury and her daughter, Tina Howard, view photos of Rumford’s story at the Augusta Rumford Center at the University of Maine on Lowell Street. Hodgkins, 90, has spent much of his life researching the history of French Acadians in Rumford. Bruce Farrin/Rumford Falls Times RUMFORD — …

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Rare silver cup once owned by Farmington Church now a museum piece

WILLIAMSBURG, VA./FARMINGTON, CT – A rare piece of handcrafted antique silverware that belonged to a church in Farmington has now been acquired by a prominent historic foundation in Virginia. A 17th-century caudle cup that belonged to the Puritan congregation of the First Church of Christ in Farmington, and was used …

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Philadelphia Museum of Art workers ratify pact and end strike | app

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are returning to work after reaching an agreement on a contract that ended a nearly three-week strike. The Philadelphia Museum of Art Union announced Sunday night that members had “voted 99% in favor” of ratifying what it called “our first …

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The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Announces Variety of Suppliers for 2022 Business Expo

BRISTOL — The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce announced a variety of vendors for the upcoming 2022 Trade Show on October 19. The event will begin with the vendor’s setup at 3:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 42 Century Drive. This will be followed by a chamber …

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What you need to know as Japan fully reopens for tourism | app

Japan has reopened visa-free travel from dozens of countries around the world, eliminating its daily entry cap on tourist arrivals and making it easier for visitors to plan their own getaway to the country without a qualified reservation through a travel agency or licensed tour operator. . After more than …

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How tourism in the Sunshine State is weathering the storm

Last month, I attended the Brand USA Summit, a spirited gathering in Frankfurt where tourism board officials from across America and its territories met with European travel journalists to promote their cities and region. A number of CEOs from all over Florida crossed my path networking and they were proud …

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Heritage Insurance Company Chooses Guidewire Cloud to Increase Business Growth Agility – InsuranceNewsNet

TAMPA, Florida. & SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wealth insurance company (Heritage) and Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) announced that Heritage has selected InsuranceSuite on Guidewire Cloud to power core operations, simplify IT and quickly adapt to changing market demands. The company plans to implement InsuranceSuite starting with ClaimCenter simultaneously in all lines of …

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The Mystic Seaport Museum hosts an exhibition on Venetian glass

The Mystic Seaport Museum presents the new exhibition “Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano”, which celebrates the revival of glassmaking in Venice at the end of the 19th century and the artistic experimentation that the city has inspired visiting artists. Billed as “the first …

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This week’s good stuff: Meiser’s life in athletics, a tourism boom and a surprise rare book donation [editorial] | Our opinion

THE PROBLEM: Today is Friday, the day we take a few moments to highlight the good news in Lancaster County and the surrounding area. Some of these are welcome developments on the economic front or for neighborhoods in the region. Others are local stories of success, perseverance, compassion and creativity …

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Abenaki heritage subject of book, event

October 13 – When Joyce Heywood’s mother-in-law read a published copy of the writings of Heywood’s mother, Claudia Chicklas, she took away more than just learning about the perspective of an Abenaki woman in the 20th century. “My mother-in-law said what [she] took from that book was love — it’s …

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Crosby House Museum unveils portrait of Norman Rockwell

Oct. 13—Best known for his iconic Saturday Evening Post covers, Norman Rockwell wasn’t above the occasional publicity for companies like Jell-0 and Mass Mutual. One such advertisement, for canned peaches, featured a painting of Bing Crosby. The Crosby House Museum will unveil the painting at 2.30pm on Sunday. The date …

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Museum of Old Newbury organizes a conference on historical parades | Local News

NEWBURYPORT – The Museum of Old Newbury presents “The Best Ever! Parades in New England, 1788-1940” on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Historian Jane Nylander will talk about the parade tradition in New England, with photos from Newbury and Newburyport. His book is illustrated with nearly 300 photographs of …

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Find out what you need to know for Italian Heritage Month

I am so proud to be a third generation Italian American and consider myself lucky to have grown up in an Italian neighborhood in Union City. Italian Red Cross prepares meals for Rome’s homeless during coronavirus lockdownGetty Images As we celebrate Italian American Heritage Month, I think it would be …

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You can visit the Appalachian Trail Museum if you don’t want to hike

Intrigued by the Appalachian Trail? Lots of people are, but not everyone wants to run their 2,186 miles. In Gardners, Pennsylvania, travelers interested in the trail and its history can learn all about it at the Appalachian Trail Museum, a dedicated trail facility that connects Springer Mountain in Georgia and …

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“I want to see my community improve”

She even ran for Hamilton City Council in 2021 and doesn’t view the loss as a failed bid for office, but rather it opened up more opportunities for her to contribute to her city. “I really feel like I got to know the city a lot better to be able …

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Lancaster County tourism on track for another record year | Local company

Lancaster County tourism is hot like the flames from the balloons that brought nearly 18,000 visitors to the fields near Bird-in-Hand last month. “We had a lot of guests from the tri-state area,” said John Smucker, owner of the grounds where the Lancaster Balloon Festival and Fairgrounds were held, as …

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A popular North Central Connecticut vet is in mourning

TOLLAND, CT – North central Connecticut is mourning the loss of a popular veterinarian. Stafford resident, Vernon native and founder of Tolland-based Fenton River Veterinary Hospital Scott Morey died aged 38 on September 30 after a 12-month battle with glioblastoma. In a funeral home in Introvigne Golden Bookhe was fondly …

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Heritage Features Bust Coins and Error Coins in Upcoming Auction

Inheritance The Month-Long Showcase Auction selection continues with our October 17 Bust Coinage Showcase Auction, comprised entirely of Bust currencysilver coins minted between 1794 and around 1839. This auction focuses almost exclusively on the years 1807-1836 Bust wearing a half dollar series, a series with most dates minted in relatively …

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Westport Museum opens walking tour to explore the history of the Saugatuck River

The Westport Museum of History and Culture will open a new walking tour later this month featuring stories about the history of navigation and commerce on the Saugatuck River – beginning with its Indigenous peoples. “The tour explores history from when the Paugussett tribe lived in the area and used …

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Ad Creator Youngkin Wins State Contract for Tourism Ad | app

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin came under fire from Democrats on Wednesday after news outlets reported that his political ad maker recently received a six-figure contract for produce a state tourism ad featuring the Governor. Richmond-based Poolhouse made the single, winning bid for the project and …

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s “Find Your Vibe” Tourism Campaign Continues Through Fall

Press Releases 05/10/2022 Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s “Find Your Vibe” Tourism Campaign Continues Through Fall (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the Connecticut Office of Tourism is extending its successful “Find Your Vibe” tourism campaign, which launched this summer, through the fall by launching of a new …

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Vice President Kamala Harris leaves after CT Central State visit

NEW BRITAIN – Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Central Connecticut State University today to meet with U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes and President and CEO of Planned Parenthood. The visit is timed to give Hayes, a second-term congresswoman representing Connecticut’s 5th District, a boost ahead of November’s midterms. It …

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Heritage Global Inc. will be presenting at the 2022 MicroCap Rodeo Windy City Roundup on October 12, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif./ACCESSWIRE/October 5, 2022/ Heritage Global Inc. (NASDAQ:HGBL) (“Heritage Global”, “HG” or “the Company”), an asset servicing firm specializing in financial and industrial asset transactions, has been invited to present at Microcap Rodeo Windy City Roundup 2022 conference, to be held live, in person on October 12e – 13e2022. …

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Visit of Vice President Kamala Harris to Central State of Connecticut

October 3, 2022Updated: October 3, 2022 3:16 p.m. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers the keynote address at the US Coast Guard Academy’s 141st launch drills earlier this year in New London. Harris is heading to Central Connecticut State University on Wednesday to discuss reproductive rights with U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes …

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Cities unite to boost tourism | Connecticut and area

The towns of Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield and Tolland are working together to create a brand plan aimed at increasing tourism in the area. The process began in 2020 with the completion of the Economic Vitality Action Plan to better develop and promote key industry sectors, as well as attract new …

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KidsPlay Children’s Museum in Torrington opens Asian exhibit

TORRINGTON— KidsPlay Children’s Museum brings kids’ imaginations to life, with interactive exhibits that let them play, build, pretend and learn, all in one place. The museum, located on Main Street across from the Warner Theatre, was recently chosen to host a Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit prototype, providing learning opportunities …

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St. Francis opens home roster with emphatic victory over Central Connecticut State | Sports

LORETTO — St. Francis University football fans finally got to see what all the buzz about Makai Jackson was about, and, on a play early in the second quarter, the 6-foot, 190-pound freshman wide receiver showed up. The routine pass down the middle that Jackson turned into a 29-yard touchdown …

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‘Twinkle Point’ Wee Faerie Village opens today at the Florence Griswold Museum with superhero tours

One of the whimsical Wee Faerie homes on display is Bettina Rowlands Botanical Gardens in Broad Brook, Connecticut. OLD LYME — Since 2009, more than 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that emanates from visiting at least two dozen fairy-sized installations on the Museum …

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