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Quote of the Day: January 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 28, 2020

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

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Word of the Day: January 28, 2020

Word of the Day: January 28, 2020

corpulent  Definition: (adjective) Bulky of body; portly. Synonyms: rotund Usage: In his later years, the once-svelte cat took on a more corpulent frame as his mobility decreased. Discuss.

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

Whose Birthday Is It? January 27, 2020

Donna Reed (1921) Reed was an American film and television actress. In 1946, she starred in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, playing Mary Bailey—the wife of James Stewart’s character, George Bailey. She went on to win the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in From Here to Eternity and later received a Golden Globe for Best Female TV Star for her performance as Donna Stone in The Donna Reed Show. Why did Reed once sue the producers of the TV show Dallas? More…

by · January 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 27, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 27, 2020

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) 

by · January 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 27, 2020

Word of the Day: January 27, 2020

appellation  Definition: (noun) Identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others. Synonyms: designation, denomination Usage: When the adventurers … met, in the center of the forests, immense plains, covered with rich verdure or rank grasses, they naturally gave them the appellation of meadows. Discuss.

by · January 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 24, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 24, 2020

John Belushi (1949) Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He started out with the Second City comedy troop in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, in 1971, achieved national recognition in National Lampoon’s Lemmings in 1973, and joined Saturday Night Live as an original cast member in 1975. He also starred in several films, including Animal House and The Blues Brothers, before dying of a drug overdose in 1982. Who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for his death? More…

by · January 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 24, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 24, 2020

There is a God in Heaven who will not forget to punish the wicked or reward the good; and it is not fitting that honest men should be the instruments of punishment to others, they being therein no way concerned. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) 

by · January 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 24, 2020

Word of the Day: January 24, 2020

snippet  Definition: (noun) A small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off). Synonyms: piece, scrap, fragment, part, particle, snatch, shred Usage: She went round the farm-garden, nibbling off snippets of all the different sorts of herbs that are used for stuffing roast duck. Discuss.

by · January 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Financial Focus: The Path to Your 2021 Tax Return – Children! (Part 2 of 7)

Financial Focus: The Path to Your 2021 Tax Return – Children! (Part 2 of 7)

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA If you read part one of our seven-part series on how to get all your tax money back, we will now discuss one of the best, one of the most complicated and one of […]

by · January 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
What’s New At Metro: Looking Forward With 2020 Vision

What’s New At Metro: Looking Forward With 2020 Vision

The ball has dropped, the confetti has settled, but our Vision For 2020 is full speed ahead: to continue building upon the legacy of our founder, who opened the original Metro Optics in 1978 (still thriving in Parkchester!) to serve a growing Bronx with personalized, […]

by · January 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 23, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 23, 2020

Ernie Kovacs (1919) Kovacs was an American comedian. He turned to television after studying acting and writing, and he did much of the performing, writing, and producing for his three series—Time for Ernie, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and Kovacs Unlimited. He utilized the television format imaginatively, employing sight gags and zany improvisations, and showed off his wacky personality in 10 movies before dying prematurely in a car crash. Why did he once give a taxi driver the key to his apartment? More…

by · January 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 23, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 23, 2020

Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · January 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 23, 2020

Word of the Day: January 23, 2020

enlace  Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together. Synonyms: intertwine Usage: Thanks to her naval training, Megan was able to enlace the threads and form a complicated knot, securing the lumber safely to the roof of my truck. Discuss. 

by · January 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Life Up Guns Down Team , not necessary in order - Maria Lopez, Alexis Harris Lopez, Kabreyia Lee Torres, Kenneth Lee Torres, Shadell Jones, Ericka Lee, Victoria Scott, and Carlos Torres.

Martin Luther King Celebration at North Central Bronx Hospital

In the morning Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.gave the opening remarks at the Annual Trinity Baptist Church in Wakefield. BP Diaz Jr. acknowledged  the throng of elected or party officials in the audience, while calling up a select few […]

by · January 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 22, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 22, 2020

Johan August Strindberg (1849) Strindberg was a master of the Swedish language and an innovator of dramatic and literary styles. He achieved renown with the novel The Red Room, in which he satirized hypocrisy in Swedish life. It helped initiate Swedish realism and revealed his remarkable style, which he developed in an impressive assortment of novels, plays, stories, histories, and poems. Which of Strindberg’s plays, now considered the first modern Swedish drama, was originally rejected by the national theater? More…

by · January 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board