June Legal Myths vs. Reality

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By Judge Joan Shkane  This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate in...
Men

Film Review: ‘Men’ an Arthouse Exploit Whose Style Upends its Story

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By Matt DeCristo  “Men” earns the distinction of being the only film I have ever walked out on. And at a running time of a mere 100 minutes, that’s saying something. The pacing is fine....
Almanac

Mohawk Valley Almanac for May 2022

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By Roger Chambers Holidays and Observances in May May 1--May Day; Law Day; International Labor Day; Beltane May 5--Cinco de Mayo May 8--Mother’s Day; Truman Day (Missouri) May 21--Armed Forces Day May 22--National Maritime Day; Rogation Sunday May 23--Victoria Day (Canada) May...
Almanac

Mohawk Valley Almanac, May 2022

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Holidays and Observances in May May 1--May Day; Law Day; International Labor Day; Beltane May 5--Cinco de Mayo May 8--Mother’s Day; Truman Day (Missouri) May 21--Armed Forces Day May 22--National Maritime Day; Rogation Sunday May 23--Victoria Day (Canada) May 26--Ascension Day May...
World War II

The Polish Military in the Many Battles of WWII

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By Ted Rajchel | Columnist  During World War II the Polish military represented the Allies, the fourth largest fighting force, after the American military, the English military, and the Russian military, who made the name...

Legal Myths vs Reality

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By Judge Joan Shkane | Columnist  This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on...
Emmie Pizarro

Speaking on Women’s History Month: Our Asian Neighbor, Emmie Pizarro

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Presenting full text of Dr.’s speech at local ‘Women’s Herstory Month Luncheon’  ‘Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope’ Good afternoon!  First of all, allow me to thank Dr. Meghan Jordan and her students for choosing me for this great privilege...

Haudenosaunee Iroquois: We Don’t Want an Apology; We Want Justice

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By Doug George-Kanentiio Native American children sitting outside the steps of the Mohawk Institute. (Photo submitted by Doug George Kanentiio). There is a reason why the Six Nations-Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were not invited to Rome to meet...
Vanner Horse

Culture: Meet the Gypsy Vanner Horse

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By Jess Szabo | Arts Writer  On St. Patrick’s Day, most people decorate with images of leprechauns, shamrocks, and pots of gold. But for the Irish people of Romany/Gypsy descent, perhaps the most striking image...
Jazz

The Heat Beat: Exploring Latin Jazz as We Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month this April

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Although the month is dedicated to honoring and learning more about all forms of Jazz, each year has its own theme.  For this year, the theme is “Latin Jazz and...