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Word of the Day: October 6, 2020

Word of the Day: October 6, 2020

parsimony Definition: (noun) Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. Synonyms: penny-pinching, thrift Usage: Due to the parsimony of the local council, only one bench was installed in the new park. Discuss.

by · October 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 2, 2020

Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (1890) Marx and his brothers entered show business with their mother as a vaudeville act in the early 1900s. Later in his career, he enjoyed success as host of the TV game show You Bet Your Life, which was mainly a showcase for his witty banter with contestants. By the end of his career, he had become an instantly recognizable cultural institution who was lauded by individuals as disparate as Johnny Carson and T. S. Eliot. What event that occurred three days earlier overshadowed his 1977 death? More…

by · October 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 2, 2020

Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

by · October 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 2, 2020

Word of the Day: October 2, 2020

brusque Definition: (adjective) Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. Synonyms: curt, short, gruff Usage: I did not think of asking him for details, and he told me the story roughly in brusque, disconnected sentences. Discuss.

by · October 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 30, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 30, 2020

Elie Wiesel (1928) Wiesel is a Romanian-American Jewish author, lecturer, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. As a teen, he was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps—Auschwitz and later Buchenwald—where his family perished. After the war, he became a journalist and later settled in the US. His extensive works, including his most famous novel, Night, focus on keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Yet, for years after the war, Wiesel refused to write about his experiences. What changed his mind? More…

by · September 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 30, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 30, 2020

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

by · September 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 30, 2020

Word of the Day: September 30, 2020

abnegation Definition: (noun) Renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others. Synonyms: self-denial Usage: The monks took to abnegation and scourging as expiation for the sins of the world. Discuss.

by · September 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 29, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 29, 2020

Gene Autry (1907) Probably the most successful “singing cowboy” in American film, Autry began performing on the radio during the 1920s in Oklahoma. He moved to Hollywood in the early 30s and went on to star in nearly 100 films, becoming America’s top Western star from 1937 to 1943. He usually played a singing hero astride his famous horse, Champion. He wrote and recorded hundreds of songs, including his signature song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” What well-known Christmas song was Autry’s biggest hit? More…

by · September 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 29, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 29, 2020

We drink one another’s health and spoil our own. Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

by · September 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 29, 2020

Word of the Day: September 29, 2020

fisticuffs Definition: (noun) Fighting with the fists. Synonyms: boxing, pugilism Usage: We used to settle our arguments with fisticuffs, but now that we are mature adults, we talk out our differences instead of punching each other. Discuss.

by · September 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA TO HOST 2020 CENSUS OUTREACH AND SCHOOL BACKPACK, SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY

WHAT:          Census 2020 Outreach, School Backpack and Supplies Giveaway   WHEN:          Monday, September 28th 2:00 PM-4:00 PM   WHERE:       2065 Morris Avenue Bronx, NY 10453   WHO:            Council Member Fernando Cabrera, Census 2020 Outreach Team, Community Members   QUOTE:        “I’m making a strong pitch to encourage […]

by · September 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 28, 2020

Max Schmeling (1905) Schmeling was a German boxer who, in his greatest upset, knocked out future world heavyweight champion Joe Louis—then an unbeaten 22-year-old contender—in 1936. When they met again in a hugely hyped 1938 match, Louis knocked out Schmeling in the first round. The rivals later became fast friends. When Louis died in 1981, Schmeling helped pay for the funeral. Though lauded as an Aryan idol in Germany, Schmeling was neither political nor racist. How did he save two Jewish children from the Nazis? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 28, 2020

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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Word of the Day: September 28, 2020

Word of the Day: September 28, 2020

presumptuous Definition: (adjective) Excessively forward. Synonyms: assumptive Usage: You might think it presumptuous of me to offer you relationship advice when we barely even know each other, but please hear me out. Discuss.

by · September 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 27, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 27, 2020

Cosimo de’ Medici (1389) The son of a Florentine banker, Cosimo de’ Medici was an able financier who vastly expanded the family’s banking business. In 1433, he was banished from the city by a rival family but returned a year later. With the support of the people, he became the first of the Medici family to rule Florence. He sought a balance of power among the Italian states and made his power as little felt as possible. He was also a noted patron of scholarship and the arts. What celebrated sculptor did he support? More…

by · September 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board