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...
Scams

Feature: Exploring Various Scams and What to Do if You’re a Victim of One

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By Jess Szabo | Arts Writer  Avoiding scams is important, but there are times when it is too late. Everyone has moments where we let our guard down. It was an especially hectic day at...
Almanac

Mohawk Valley Almanac – April, 2022

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By Roger Chambers | Columnist  Holidays and Observances in April April 2--Ramadan begins at sundown; Pascua Florida Day April 10--Palm Sunday April 15--Good Friday April 17--Easter April 18--Patriots Day (Maine and Massachusetts) April 21--St. Jacinto Day (Texas) April 22--Earth Day April 24--Orthodox Easter April...
Marie Leczszinska

Voices of Polonia – Marie Leszcznska, France’s Polish Queen

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By Ted Rajchel | Columnist  This is the correct spelling of the surname in modern Polish; various other spellings are also used in English and French. Marie Leczszinska, (23 June 1703—Versailles, 24 June 1768) was a...