Clifton Shaw elected mayor of Slaton in Saturday’s run-off election

On Saturday, two second-round elections were held in Slaton. The first was for the mayor of Slaton and the second for the special election, the town commissioner of Slaton, Ward 4. The citizens of Slaton elected Clifton “Clif” Shaw as their new mayor. Shaw defeated John Gatica was previously a …

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Editorial – Looking for a recovery: Tourism businesses optimistic about an increase this season | Editorials

For some tourism-related companies, 2020 will not be a highlight in their history. The novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operations of many businesses in upstate New York. Necessary security protocols forced many people to stay in their homes over the past year rather than visiting popular sites. In addition, …

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Victoria Art League gears up for summer | Local News

Last month I wrote about how in April Susan and I enjoyed the open road on our motorbike. In May, we took a three week vacation to Smugglers Notch, Vermont via New Bern, NC, and returned home via Ohio to visit my cousins. Over 5,000 miles and 20 states. Talk …

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Get your tickets today for a fun night out at the taste of Mariposa on Saturday June 26, 2021

June 5, 2021 – The Mariposa Butterfly Festival committee announced Wednesday morning that over 140 Taste of Mariposa tickets have been sold to date for the June 26, 2021 event. Tickets are still available online at MariposaButterflyFestival.net, The Visitor Center and Ridgeline Gallery and Gift downtown. It will be a …

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Jeanette Winterson’s book-burning stunt is a master class for staying relevant and edgy

The publishing world is on fire. “Absolutely hated the cozy household classifieds on my new covers,” tweeted award-winning author Jeanette Winterson, OBE, CBE, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. “Turned me into a Wimmins fiction of the worst kind!” Nothing playful or weird or the up-front stuff in there. …

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Bridging the Ivory Gap to Save Africa’s Largest Mammal

Paul Tullis Since the 2000s, an elephant poaching epidemic has raged across Africa, with populations decimated in some areas and multiple species increasingly at risk of being wiped out by the ivory thirst of the country. humanity. Currently at around $ 3,300 (roughly Rand 46,000) a pound, the global ivory …

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Marilyn Monroe’s personal cookbook auction for $ 75,000

Marilyn MonroeThe cookbooks – the only two books Icon has confirmed owning – provide insight into his private life and meals, and are expected to cost up to $ 75,000. The New Fanny Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cook Book and The New Joy of Cooking were both published in the early …

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How to choose the best prints for your home

I was introduced to printing when I was a student working part-time with my old friend, then an art student, now a print artist, studio technician and mentor Michael Timmins. His early descriptions of printing techniques have sparked a fascination with the medium ever since. This year, I bought more …

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Centuries of art at the Chartreuse auction

CENTURIES of art are covered by lots at an upcoming auction. Charterhouse will host a two-day auction on July 8 and 9, promising a series of paintings in different styles, from different eras. “We’ve been married for just under 30 years, paintings and art is one of the things that …

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The members’ exhibit of the main art gallery ends June 5

The first exhibition of the season at the Maine Art Gallery will feature 103 works by 33 highly talented artists from Midcoast, Maine. Conservatives Jorge Pena and Colleen Kearney-Graffam asked the question “What inspires you? Each artist’s response included a few examples, as well as a personal statement about the …

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