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Martin Luther King Day

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  • District 181 extends school year two days

    District 181 extends school year two days
    Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned. June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
  • Education notebook: Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar, Hampton NAACP to host education forum, TNCC adds paramedic training

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
  • Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

    Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
    But what’s her favorite flavor? We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
  • National parks and forests offer free admission on MLK Day

    National parks and forests offer free admission on MLK Day
    You can visit the country's national parks and forests for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the first fee-free day of the new year. Not all parks and forests charge entry fees, but those that do will give visitors a break next Monday. That means...
  • Hoping to improve the ocean's health

    Hoping to improve the ocean's health
    Poseidon, Splash, Dory and Krusty Krab will soon sink to the bottom of the Atlantic and eventually be covered in barnacles and brain coral. The artificial reefs were constructed and named by Broward College oceanography students and volunteers as part...
  • Courant Girls Basketball Ratings: No. 1 Capital Prep Has Big Games Looming

    Courant Girls Basketball Ratings: No. 1 Capital Prep Has Big Games Looming
    Weaver-Hartford had a tough week, losing to two teams ranked in the top five in the state, No. 3 Farmington and No. 4 South Windsor. That dropped the Beavers to No. 10 in The Courant area high school girls basketball ratings. Top-rated Capital Prep-...
  • Abbott to be honored at MLK Shabbat service

    Abbott to be honored at MLK Shabbat service
    Arnold Abbott, known for his work feeding the homeless in Broward county since 1999, will be honored at a special Friday night Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat service to take place Jan. 16 at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation. "It is noteworthy...
  • Community leaders to celebrate MLK's legacy

    Community leaders to celebrate MLK's legacy
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day holds special significance this year. In addition to honoring King's legacy, it marks the 15th annual Spady Cultural Heritage Museum breakfast. "It's hard to believe that 15 years has passed, but it is lovely to acknowledge...
  • Deerfield plans events for Martin Luther King day of service

    Ideas to develop a day of community service around the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Deerfield have been percolating for more than a year and are coming to fruition. Both the village and Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE) will be...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Rutter: Echoes of an old war that never quite ended

    Rutter: Echoes of an old war that never quite ended
    Two immortal warriors traveling along parallel realities managed to crisscross on history’s road last week. We took note of one and ignored the other. The nation paused Monday to self-assess its tattered but dogged experiment in racial harmony in...