Articles by: Sal Conforto

Whose Birthday Is It? October 17, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? October 17, 2018

Mae Carol Jemison (1956) Born in America at a time when being black and female were considered distinct disadvantages, particularly in the scientific community, Jemison nevertheless had big dreams and intense drive. She studied medicine and was a practicing physician […]

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Quote of the Day: October 17, 2018

Quote of the Day: October 17, 2018

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. John Filson (1747-1788)  

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Word of the Day: October 17, 2018

Word of the Day: October 17, 2018

dropsy Definition: (noun) Swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities. Synonyms: edema, hydrops Usage: I must tell you that this thickness and roundness of the waist is caused by a dropsy brought on by […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? October 16, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? October 16, 2018

Oscar Wilde (1854) Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere’s Fan and […]

by · October 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 16, 2018

Quote of the Day: October 16, 2018

A man will tell you that he has worked in a mine for forty years unhurt by an accident as a reason why he should apprehend no danger, though the roof is beginning to sink. George Eliot (1819-1880)  

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Word of the Day: October 16, 2018

Word of the Day: October 16, 2018

constellate Definition: (verb) To form or cause to form a group or cluster. Synonyms: cluster, flock, clump Usage: The poets constellate in this town every summer. Discuss.  

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10/18- Barrels of Laughs to Support ALS Research- First Ever Pat Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit at Empire City Casino

10/18- Barrels of Laughs to Support ALS Research- First Ever Pat Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit at Empire City Casino

From Buckets of Ice to Barrels of Laughs, Empire City Casino to Host Inaugural Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit in Support of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder & Yonkers Native Pat Quinn   (Yonkers, NY) — Supporting a few […]

by · October 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 15, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? October 15, 2018

Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880) A Scottish paleobotanist whose first marriage was annulled—and allegedly never consummated—Stopes went on to publish a controversial yet highly influential sex manual, Married Love, in 1918. Thereafter, she became a pioneer in the field of family […]

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Quote of the Day: October 15, 2018

Quote of the Day: October 15, 2018

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other? George Eliot (1819-1880)  

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Word of the Day: October 15, 2018

Word of the Day: October 15, 2018

periwig Definition: (noun) A wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries. Synonyms: peruke Usage: He wears an immense periwig, flowing down over his shoulders. Discuss.  

by · October 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2018

Emil Zátopek (1922) Zátopek, the “Czech Locomotive,” was a long-distance runner who won three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5,000-m and 10,000-m runs, and he amazingly earned gold yet again after […]

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Quote of the Day: September 19, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 19, 2018

All visible objects … are but as pasteboard masks. Herman Melville (1819-1891)  

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Word of the Day: September 19, 2018

Word of the Day: September 19, 2018

strangulate Definition: (verb) Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air. Synonyms: strangle, throttle Usage: The police are searching for a serial killer who strangulates his victims.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2018

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (1819) Foucault, a French physicist, invented the Foucault pendulum and used it to provide experimental proof that the Earth rotates on its axis. He improved astronomical instruments, especially the telescope, and with Armand Fizeau took the […]

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Quote of the Day: September 18, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 18, 2018

Let’s not borrow trouble … The rate of interest is too high. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)  

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