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Rare “Magna Carta” for BGHS

Boca Grande Historical Society received a mountain of material - a rare and happy find during the pandemic - from the attic of a woman in Tennessee late last year. The donor, Patricia Bermingham (Colgan, Cunningham) LaSalle was born in Scotland, in the 30s, the youngest of four girls. She…
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International Arrival Changes

Beginning September 14, 2020, the US Government will remove requirements for directing all flights carrying airline passengers arriving from, or recently had a presence in, certain countries to land at one of 15 designated airports and halt enhanced entry health screening for these passengers. Currently, enhanced entry health screening is…
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United By Irish Dance

This year, the global Irish dance community will all come together for the first time to celebrate International Irish Dance Day - a day for people of all Irish dance affiliations to unite through dance. International Irish Dance Day is celebrated annually on September 17th, also known as halfway to…
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Learning What Wasn't Taught

One reason Juneteenth’s history has remained widely misunderstood, or even unknown, is because educators say it’s not often taught in schools and that has a profound impact, erasing the history of systemic racism in this country and the contributions of Black people. In 2020, the meaning of June 19, 1865…
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Extreme Mother's Day Weekend

All-time record cold for May is expected this weekend with parts of the Northeast and Midwest anticipating snow and the potential for a New England bomb cyclone! The strong cold front sweeping across the Midwest and East will make it feel more like late March than early May. High temperatures…
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Holman Motorcars St. Louis

St. Louis Motorcars has been acquired by by Holman Automotive which opened in 1924 as a Ford dealer in Merchantville, NJ. A press release from Brian Bates, President and CEO of Holman Consumer Services, said: “As our Holman Automotive family of dealerships continues to evolve, we remain focused on further…
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We Will Never Forget

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane…
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Parker's Hires Former Resident

Parker’s offers a smart alternative to traditional convenience stores, combining first-class customer service with an uncompromising commitment to quality at their 54 stores across Georgia and South Carolina. On Thursday, 6/13, Dave Meloni was named the company’s new director of personnel development, overseeing the recruitment, training, retention and succession planning…
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Fire erupts in Paris cathedral

Notre-Dame cathedral, the iconic symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire on Monday evening that caused its delicate spire to collapse, bruised the Parisian skies with smoke and further disheartened a city already back on its heels after weeks of violent protests. By…
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Social media outages

Facebook Inc’s social networking site has been inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday since 6:28 AM EDT. Are you also affected? According to Downdetector.com, a website which monitors outages. The outage tracking website showed that there are more than 9000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook.…
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Disney+ $6.99, Netfix $12.99

Disney just showed everyone how it plans to beat Netflix. Create an exclusive home for some of the world's most popular movies, shows and characters, and charge a shockingly low price for it. On Thursday they unveiled their long-awaited streaming service, Disney+. It will cost just $6.99 per month —…
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