Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween Happenings in Eastern Mass.

Halloween Happenings in Eastern Mass.
Ongoing. THE PUMPKIN PATCH — St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 10 St. Mark's Road, Burlington, Oct. 1-31, noon-6 p.m. Pumpkins will be sold daily to benefit People Helping People, a nonprofit volunteer program. The patch will be open daily for sales …
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The Kurdish family trapped in Moscow airport
That's five days more than former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spent cooling his heels there awaiting Russian asylum. The Ahmeds, Iraqi Kurds, … Recently some well-wishers have paid for the family to stay temporarily in a hotel. A long-term solution …
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5 Last-Minute Tips for Running the New York City Marathon
Maybe your hotel is close enough to walk? Or maybe you bum some ice from a café … Since then, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds and Sean “Diddy” Combs among others have toed up the the Staten Island start line. This year, Alicia Keys, Ethan Hawke and …

UVA Creates Award Honoring former Student Who Shaped Post-WW2 World
The Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Prize for Global Leadership is named for the former UVA student who went on to become Secretary of State and became the first U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, before returning to Grounds to become the University's …
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Daily Planner calendar for Oct. 20

Daily Planner calendar for Oct. 20
This event is free. 845-486-7745. Jazz @ the Center series — Hudson Valley Community Center , 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The Big Band Sound. $ 7 includes light refreshment. … 845-221-9943. Garden volunteers needed — The F.W …
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Triangle Calendar
Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (409) 835-5348. Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Roast of Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside in Bridge City. For more …
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Latest Heathrow Lodge News

Migrant crisis: Asylum seekers 'overwhelm' village
Residents of a village near Heathrow Airport say they are being "overwhelmed" by people seeking asylum in the UK. Longford in Hillingdon could be demolished if a third runway is built at neighbouring Heathrow Airport. A hotel is providing accommodation …
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Community news-roundup!
Run by arts charity Create, participants from Jewish Care's Michael Sobell Community Centre in Golders Green and residents of Jewish Care's Selig Court, Otto Schiff and Rela Goldhill Lodge, were joined by staff, volunteers, friends and family for an …
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When Donald Trump Said 'You're Fired,' 25 Years Ago

When Donald Trump Said 'You're Fired,' 25 Years Ago
Apparently, the apology proved sufficiently craven and groveling to appease even Mr. Trump. Mr. Roffman, 50 years old and chilled by the unexpected confrontation with professional mortality, …. Mr. Trump espies the true reason for Mr. Roffman's …
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The Traddock is an old favourite with hotel judges
THE Traddock at Austwick has been named one of three "Old Favourites" in the Sawday's British Hotel Awards. The grade-two listed country house hotel has been owned and run by The Reynolds family since 2002 and offers 12 individually-designed ensuite …
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Is “Honeymoon” Lana Del Rey's Secret Masterpiece?
Lana Del Rey is the most beguiling pop star we've ever had. Born Elizabeth Grant, she signed a record deal at 21, releasing one album, Lana Del Ray, that was dead on arrival. Undeterred, she bought the rights back to the album and disappeared to plot …
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A Guide to Times Square

Times Square, a definite “Must See” on your New York itinerary,  is part of New York’s past and present. Let’s have a brief introduction to this famous landmark’s history. The former name of Times Square was Longacre Square. It was not until 1904 was it called Times Square as nowadays. There is often a controversy that whether it was at the bidding of Alfred Ochs – New York Times owner when the New York Times headquarters were developed or whether the proprietors of the independently owned subways in the vicinity made the switch come about. 1904 was a remarkable year through the history of Times Square because it was where the first New Year’s Eve festivities were held. Each year, more than 26 million people gather there. Some people like to attend the areas scores of Broadway shows. Some others enjoy eating at the finest restaurants. Generally, they all come to encounter the bright lights and glamour of this famous place.


Times Square has been fixed up in recent years. The seamy history it had in the 1990s has vanished, and new legislation has meant the adult industry has had to make way for more family friendly franchises. That doesn’t mean the adult industry has vanished all in all, but it isn’t as prevalent as it once was in this area. Nowadays big name stores and dinning establishments vie for space beneath the huge billboards and travelers assemble there to stand in the renowned square and have their images taken to show everyone back home that they’ve explored New York!


Part of the joy of shopping in Times Square is seeing your desired stores in a new circumstance, one very much dissimilar from the suburban shopping mall experience. From such stores as the Toys ‘R Us to the delicious M&M flagship store, consumers of all sorts can find an unforgettable experience to suit them. From its once-gaudy history, the area has been developed into the greatest consumers paradise–one so sparkly and dolled up that it’s almost bizarre. No matter if these emporiums have flashing lights and outlandish floor plans, shopping in Times Square is something unique to New York and you’ll be hard pressed to find anything like it elsewhere.


And besides all the themed and pretentiously branded stores, there is still that infinite array of cheesy memento shops within this 10-block area. Every few steps throughout Times Square, you will stumble upon a heap of stores with every silly NYC entity, from snow globes of the Statue of Liberty to FDNY caps; these stores have a generally matching stock of each possible New York trinket–so if you can’t stumble on it in one spot you can always locate it in the next one.


And do not forget the dozens of street vendors, crowded along the Avenues, and down 42nd Street, selling stomach-toughening products like kebobs or knishes and offering everything from cell-phone accessories to sunglasses. That’s Times Square for you–and the rest of the world to enjoy.


If this is your first vacation to the “Big Apple”, Times Square is part of New York’s past and present that is a definite “Must See” on your New York itinerary.


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