Adding More Chairs to the Kitchen Table

Amnesty International is putting on a dinner and discussion on Wednesday, November 14, at 7- 8:30 p.m. in dining rooms C & D to discuss immigration and the struggles of refugees. This “Longer Table” dinner is set to promote building a longer table for more people to gather at and interact, rather than shutting people out. There will be two speakers present for the dinner and discussion. Sarah Huffman, a volunteer from CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services), and Murtadha Al-Shaikhli, a refugee. They will discuss immigration and give real-life…

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November: National Adoption Month

November is a time that most of us consider to be the beginning of festivities, home cooked meals, and giving thanks. November isn’t only about Thanksgiving, however. It is also National Adoption Month, and one of the main focuses throughout this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In 1976, the Massachusetts Governor, Mike Dukakis, initiated “Adoption Week.” This was the first major effort to promote adoption and the need to get children out of the foster care system. The popularity for promoting adoption soon grew, and…

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Ohio’s Haunted Happenings

Around Halloween, everybody likes to break out their own stories of ghosts that are in old buildings or shadows in the woods. Whether or not these stories are entirely reliable or not, telling these spooky tales with friends is a past time most people experience. Next time an opportunity for scary stories arises, see if anyone knows about some of these local legends. Cincinnati is just an hour away from Wilmington and hosts entire tours dedicated to the hauntings of the city. One of the most prominent of these hauntings…

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Halloween, A History

Halloween. The time of year when pumpkins seem to take over and the nights get just a little bit spookier. In 2017, more than 179 million Americans took part in different Halloween celebrations, and for 2018, expects around 180 million. It’s safe to say that many people enjoy dressing up and having a little fun on All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween originated from the Celtic festival “Samhain.” This festival was celebrated to mark the end of a bountiful summer harvest and the beginning of the cold winter. Celts celebrated Samhain at this…

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There’s a New Place in Town

“Papsy’s Place” is a frozen yogurt and sorbet shop that just opened on West Main Street during mid-July. Unlike any other frozen yogurt place, Papsy’s Place allows you to purchase your cup before you serve yourself. $3 for a four-ounce cup, $5 for a ten-ounce cup, or $7 for a fourteen-ounce cup or homemade waffle cone; Papsy’s Place is quite affordable. The flavors available to choose from change regularly – they can range from pistachio to dragon-fruit sorbet. The first time I visited, mango tart was available and just recently,…

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