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August 30, 2014 / A Bit Of History...

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When did Labor Day begin? The modern holiday is widely traced back to an organized parade in New York City in 1882. Union leaders had called for what they had labelled a “monster labor festival” on Tuesday, Sept. 5, according to Linda Stinson, a former historian for the Department of Labor (the idea for a general labor festival may have originated in Canada, which today also celebrates “L...

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August 25, 2014 / Featured

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This one ranks right up there with “…when pigs fly.” Jay LaPlante with the Miss Meghan's Lobster Catch company in Scarborough, Maine, caught a blue lobster around 10:45 a.m. ET Saturday off Pine Point here, about 10 miles southwest of Portland, Maine. LaPlante and his 14-year-old daughter, Meghan, were hauling traps when she discovered the 2-pound cerulean crustacean, the first time they...

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August 13, 2014 / News

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Robin Williams, hailed as a comic genius, was a star of movies and television for more than three decades. His impact on his profession is being deemed “immeasurable”. His impact on those he entertained is equally immense. Dubbed “the funniest man alive” by Entertainment Weekly in 1997, Williams brought audiences hours of laughter, putting his imaginative spin on characters in film and ...

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August 12, 2014 / Featured

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Few of us would answer this question with a "yes" but, if the reaction we get from watching this video clip is one of surprise, we are probably on the "older" edge of things! Click here to see what I mean. ...

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August 8, 2014 / Featured

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Welcome to our second installment of the "Teacher Feature" articles. We want you to get to know, or get to know better, the wonderful people in our community who have taken on the role of educating the children in our community. We also take this time to remind you that Julian Elementary is a recognized "National School of Character.' That is in no small part due to the teachers in our communi...

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July 31, 2014 / Featured

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We are starting a series of featuring our local teachers. We want you to know the wonderful people in our community who are educating the kids our community. We all live together in this town and therefore whether or not you have kids in school it matters who is teaching them and what they are learning. Our elementary school is recognized as a National School of Character and does great things...

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June 4, 2014 / News

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Author, actor, writer, professor, poet and civil activist Maya Angelou passed away last week, leaving the world a better place than she found it. Fortunate enough to have actually met and interacted with Ms. Angelou when I was in my mid 20’s, I can tell you that few have affected me so profoundly. I was inspired by her wisdom, her insight, her generosity of spirit, her fierceness and her humo...

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May 5, 2014 / Featured

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Spring Fine Arts Show: Julian Town Hall, May 9-11 Reception is on Friday, May 9th from 6 to 8 pm Show hours: Friday - 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm All entering artists will have a chance to win ribbons with the public voting for their favorite artist....

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March 21, 2014 / Featured

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Ok. So, this is completely self-indulgent but I have to share this with everyone because it is just too much fun. Some of us remember the Singing Nun who became famous in the '60's with her release of the French-language song "Dominique". Well, once again, a singing nun has appeared on the music scene---but this singing nun is quite different! Showing up for a blind audition of the Italian v...

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December 31, 2013 / Just A Thought...

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The meaning of most holidays is clear: Valentine’s Day celebrates romance; July Fourth, independence; Thanksgiving, productivity; Christmas, good will toward men. The meaning of New Year’s Day–the world’s most celebrated holiday–is not so clear. On this day, many people remember last year’s achievements and failures and look forward to the promise of a new year, of a new beginning. But...

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