Can the Real Bronx Bombers Please Stand Up? By Chris Saunders The 2015 Season for the New York Yankees was anything but pleasant, when on July 31st Yankees lead the A. L. East Division by six games over the then […]
Archive for January, 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Entergy Corporation recently announced that A. Christopher “Chris” Bakken III has been named executive vice president and chief nuclear officer for Entergy Corporation, effective April 6. Bakken replaces Jeff Forbes, who announced his retirement last year. In […]
PROGRAMS AT THE CITY ISLAND LIBRARY 718-885-1703 Our hours are: Mondays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FEBRUARY 2016 CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Puppet Play […]
rhetorician Definition: (noun) A person who delivers a speech or oration. Synonyms: orator, speechifier, speechmaker Usage: They continued to correspond, she in the unweighed language of unwavering affection, he in the chilly phraseology of the polished rhetorician.
Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the […]
Franz Schubert (1797) One of the most gifted musicians of the 19th century, Schubert was an Austrian composer who wrote his first of nine symphonies in 1813 at the age of 16. He wrote more than 600 songs, many to […]
IS YOURS’ WEARING THIN? by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 (NIV) 8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. 9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, […]
New York needs a truly independent ethics watchdog that is empowered and effective.
Richard Drew, 3M Company, was working on another problem when he invented one of the world’s most practical items, masking tape and later, Scotch tape.
John James Beckley was appointed the first Librarian of Congress this week in 1802.
Vanessa Redgrave (1937) Redgrave is a British actress noted for herversatility and elegant presence. The daughterof actor Michael Redgrave, she made herLondon stage debut in 1958 and won praise asRosalind in As You Like It. She went on tobecome a […]
Rising genius always shoots out its rays fromamong the clouds, but these will gradually rollaway and disappear as it ascends to itssteady luster. Washington Irving (1783-1859)
cozen Definition: (verb) To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud. Synonyms: deceive, delude, lead on Usage: He has wronged me and deceived me enough, he shall not cozen me further!