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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...
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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...
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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...
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Book Review: ‘Orwell’s Roses’ – Examining the Unusual Biography of the Famed Author

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By Roger Chambers | Columnist  This is an unusual biography of George Orwell. Born as Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in India where his father was stationed, Blair changed his pen name to George Orwell...
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Mohawk Valley Almanac for March

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Important Dates:   March 1--Shrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasMarch 2--Ash Wednesday/Texas Independence Day March 8--International Women’s DayMarch 12--St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Utica March 13--Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2 A.M. March 17--St. Patrick’s Day March 28--Seward’s Day, Alaska March 31--César Chávez Day March...

Book Review: ‘My Vanishing Country’

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By Roger Chambers  “My Vanishing Country” is a mixed memoir and history of race relations in the United States. From the perspective of author Bakari Sellers, the most important event in his life occurred sixteen...

Mohawk Valley Almanac, January 2022 Edition

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- by Roger Chambers January 1 -- New Year’s Day January 6 -- Epiphany, Twelfth Night; Three Kings Day, Puerto Rico; Coptic Christmas January 7 -- Orthodox Christmas January 13 -- Stephen Foster Memorial Day January 16 -- Religious...

Guest Editorial — Tenney Part of Problem

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- by Roger Chambers Utica has a long history of newspapers, starting with the Utica Observers as a weekly in 1817, becoming a daily paper in 1848. Various mergers led nearly a hundred years ago...

Mohawk Valley Almanac December 2021 Edition

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By Roger Chambers   Holidays and Observances December 1       First Sunday of Advent December 6                 St. Nicholas’ Day December 7                          Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 10        Human Rights Day and Human Refugee Day December 15        Bill of Rights...

Guest Editorial: Tenney Part of Problem

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By Roger Chambers  Liberal democracy, of which the United States was a world leader, is under serious attack. The trend is strong in formerly democratically elected governments such as the Philippines, Venezuela, Myanmar, Hungary, Poland...