Dakota State University invites the public to attend a community gathering honoring the Dakota 38+2 Memorial and Reconciliation Ride on Monday, December 14th, at 4:30 p.m. on the DSU campus in the Trojan Center Marketplace. A short program is scheduled, and Gene Hexom, the Madison mayor, will be in attendance. The tradition of the Dakota 38 + 2 ride started in the spring of 2005 after Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, dreamt of riding on horseback across the plains of S.D. At the end of the dream, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in U.S. history ordered by President Abraham Lincoln.
The Kettle Creek Music Festival is fast approaching. The 15th annual event is being held on August 7th to the 8th at the Quiet Oaks Campground. The campground is located in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania and works as a perfect venue since it is considered a natural amphitheater. The Kettle Creek Music Festival is a fundraiser for the Kettle Creek Festival which is a non-profit. Their main goal is to raise funds for other non-profits.
The annual Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention was held in Boston this year during the week of September 14th. On Saturday, September 19th six Medal of Honor recipients and their families visited Concord’s North Bridge, part of Minute Man National Historical Park, which is the site where the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775. General Scott Rice, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, was also in attendance representing the office of Governor Charles Baker. These American heroes were received with due honors by park staff and more than 40 volunteers from local living history and ceremonial organizations, including the Concord Independent Battery, Captain David Brown’s Company, HMs 10th Regiment of Foot, Lexington Minute Men,
The men’s lacrosse team participated in the annual IronPigs Suites-N-Treats event on Thursday, October 26 to represent the Cops ‘N’ Kids organization. This event provides an opportunity for children from throughout the Lehigh Valley who are of special needs or underprivileged to have a unique Halloween experience. This is the third year that the men’s lacrosse team has participated and were able to create a memorable night for over 800 children. “We are who we are because of the support we receive from the community, and I am pleased to say that DeSales students and staff have demonstrated their appreciation for who we are and what we hope to accomplish in our mission of ‘connecting kids and community through literacy’”, says Beverly Bradley,
They offer the community an opportunity for volunteerism, contributions to the local food system, and a local farmer’s market that occurs every Saturday year round ("Little Haiti Community Garden," n.d.). The Little Haiti Cultural Complex offers afterschool programs, performing arts, visual arts, mind/body/spirit classes, and Big Night in Little Haiti, a monthly night of music, art, food, and culture. The mission of this cultural center is to bring together people and ideas that will promote the Afro-Caribbean culture in South Florida ("Little Haiti Cultural Center | 212 – 260 NE 59 Terrace Miami, FL 33137 | Gain exposure to Afro-Caribbean culture, entertain and develop a new talent, and expand your knowledge of the arts," n.d.). The Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center’s mission is to empower, strength, and stabilize the Haitian community in South Florida. They do this by providing free services and resources.
One of the most anticipated events of the year is back. The Key West Kapers Festival starts on Sunday, Nov. 15th and runs through Friday, Nov. 20th, 2015. Held in memory of poet, artist and storyteller, Stanley Kowalski, Key West Kapers celebrates the eccentric and easygoing way of life that natives of Key West relish. Having fashioned a sailboat into the place he called home from the early 1960s through the 1980s, Kowalski embodied the carefree and laid-back lifestyle of the island city. Festivalgoers,
It’s August again and that means that it’s just about time for the Minnesota State Fair. This time of the year we like to take a break from food safety certification MN and HACCP testing to take in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this once a year event. From ogling prize winning agricultural feats, to taking in concerts, to finding the most audacious, rule-breaking, deep-fried items on a stick, there is something for everyone. This week, we’d like to share exactly why we think our fair is the best the country has to offer. Every state says that their state fair is bigger and better than the rest, but us Minnesotans believe otherwise.
Every winter Jewish family gather to light branched nine-branched candelabrum called menorah or chanukiah. For Eight nights they celebrate their families and celebrate their faith. The holiday is called Hanukkah also known as festival of lights. When we think of Hanukkah we think of the menorah it’s eight flames burn in testament to glorious victory that took place over two thousand years ago. Around 200 BC the Jewish people in Jerusalem were living under Egyptian rule though they remain largely free to work and worship in accordance to their customs.
Introduction: Pesach often acknowledged as Passover is one of the Jewish religion’s highly significant festival. It carries on between seven or eight days in the Hebrew month of Nissan from the 15th day until the 22nd. The holy festival is a celebration of the emancipation of Israeli slaves from Egypt approximately 210 years ago. The holiday is a sacred festival celebrated by all members of the faith involved within Jewish communities worldwide and is a celebration of the time of spring, of birth and rebirth, liberation from slavery, of taking responsibility for oneself, the community, and the world. Jewish individuals and families rejoice the festival with numerous significant rituals such as Seders which is a traditional meal devoured during
“ It will be celebrated… with pomp and parade… bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other,” once said the famous John Adams. Most people could probably tell what John Adams is talking about, the great 4th of July. Most years before this year I would stay at my house and shoot off fireworks with my family and a few of my friends. This year my friends and I decided to go to other parts of our neighborhood. We were going through peoples back yards and past their driveways and then into an area by a small creek.
This festival is meant to teach and keep the aboriginal culture known, the festival is usually held around late July each year, the festival this year is the 25th festival since its founding. Every year, a variety of activities are offered to express the aboriginal culture, these activities range from a parade, to workshops to movies. During the event our tour group will be exploring many different workshops and exhibitions over the course of one day, even though the event is one week long, but we will make sure to give you the best possible
National Buddy Walk in New York City Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month WHAT: The 2015 Buddy Walk in New York City is one of over 250 Buddy Walk events planned in cities across the country this fall. The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome. WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration begins at 12 noon, and the 1 mile walk kicks off at 12:30PM. Tickets are complementary.
On Saturday, the community held a block party and clean up day. The events were part of the community moving in a new direction with a new name. "I am also up here doing peace keepings between neighbors, hanging out with community members, going to community meetings. This event up here, I played a major role in the planning and implementation of that," said Elmira Police Department Officer, Jacob Allard. A few years ago, the city decided to station an officer at Hathorn Court.
DOYLESTOWN — Will there be a bunch of rogues marauding through the village Friday and Saturday? Not likely, but there will be thousands who will converge in Doylestown for the 23rd annual Rogues’ Hollow Festival. The food court, vendors and crafts booths will open at 5 p.m. Friday, and the Grand Parade will step off at 7 p.m. from Memorial Park and make its way through downtown. Following the parade, Tyler Reed will perform in the bandstand. A pancake breakfast and farmers market will open 8 a.m. Saturday and usher in a long line of events and activities, including the Ralph Durbin Rogues’ Hollow 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk.
The annual Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) initiation brunch is one of the most exciting events to take place every year. It took place on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia and it was nice to see familiar faces, while meeting the new members of the organization. Guest enjoyed some omelets, prime rib, and pancakes, while Dr. William Haddad gave a powerful talk entitled “An Ode to Secular Tyrants: Reflections on the History of the Modern Middle East.” After the keynote, address came the initiation ceremony that included the traditional reading of the “Six Ages” of History. Thirty-six new members joined the ranks of Phi Alpha Theta and became apart of something much bigger- they joined a new family of historians. Guest