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Patrick Duffy in Ireland searching for his Irish roots

Patrick Duffy in Ireland searching for his Irish roots

Patrick Duffy is traveling around Ireland filming the Tourism Ireland-backed show “Finding Ireland”. Maybe we’re dating ourselves here a bit, but “Dallas” has to be the greatest prime time soap that ever aired on TV, way before streaming or a zillion cable channels to choose from. It lasted from 1978 till 1991 and gave us …

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Speakers talk of need to direct pandemic relief funds to entertainment, tourism in Allentown |  Lehigh Valley Regional News

Speakers talk of need to direct pandemic relief funds to entertainment, tourism in Allentown | Lehigh Valley Regional News

ALLENTOWN, Dad. – Allentown City Council held another in a series of special meetings Wednesday night to understand community needs. The meeting was part of the process for council to determine how to spend the $57,132,604 the city received from the American Rescue Plan Act. The purpose of the special meetings is to take testimony …

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Library of Virginia helps Billy Porter discover his family history on July 10th episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Library of Virginia helps Billy Porter discover his family history on July 10th episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Richmond Public Library, City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities/RVAH2O, Four Winds Design, and the James River Association is celebrating the completion of green infrastructure projects that manage stormwater at three Richmond Public Library branches. Implementation of green infrastructure plans for Broad Rock Branch, North Avenue Branch, and West End Branch, all approved by the …

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Turkey’s cats can trace their roots to 5 generations ago

Turkey’s cats can trace their roots to 5 generations ago

Felinology, which studies everything about cats, including their genetics, is becoming popular in Turkey, a country of cats, strays and pets. The Turkish branch of an international association boasts registering some 25,400 cats in 10 years, complete with their pedigree dating back to five generations ago. Unlike common human interest in their own genealogy, which …

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34 years after Santee woman was killed, DNA, genetic genealogy reveal suspect, investigators say

34 years after Santee woman was killed, DNA, genetic genealogy reveal suspect, investigators say

It was a Monday afternoon in 1988 when a co-worker found 29-year-old Diane Lynn Dahn bludgeoned and stabbed to death in her apartment in Santee. Wandering nearby was Dahn’s 2-year-old son. The case went unsolved for 34 years. Now, Dahn’s son, Mark Beyer, 36, says he finally has closure. On Wednesday, sheriff’s officials announced they …

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Scottish Festival and Highland Games returns in person this weekend

Scottish Festival and Highland Games returns in person this weekend

FERGUS – For the first time in three summers, the call of the bagpipes will ring out before a live crowd at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The hugely popular three-day celebration of all things Scottish returns to Fergus Aug. 12 to 14 following virtual and adapted events the previous two summers due …

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Saline, Gallatin local briefs

Saline, Gallatin local briefs

Harrisburg, Eldorado libraries win grantsThe Harrisburg District Library and Eldorado Memorial Library have gotten a share of the $627,624 in 2023 Project Next Generation grants issued to 30 public libraries statewide to support a mentoring program for at-risk youth. In the process, students learn to achieve success through project-based learning, and gain life skills, such …

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Genetic genealogy helps Prince George’s County solve 2017 killing

Genetic genealogy helps Prince George’s County solve 2017 killing

In Prince George’s County, Maryland, DNA technology has helped investigators find the man responsible for the 2017 murder of 26-year-old Matthew Mickens-Murray. In Prince George’s County, Maryland, DNA technology has helped investigators find the man responsible for the 2017 murder of 26-year-old Matthew Mickens-Murray. On Tuesday, Brandon Biagas, 23, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty to second-degree …

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Cairde Irish dance battles at Moulin Rouge in Paris

Cairde Irish dance battles at Moulin Rouge in Paris

Cairde, the Irish dance group of seven lads, has hit the cobbled pavements of Paris with a thunderous bang of Irish dance shoes! At the invitation of Tourism Ireland, the young men of Cairde (Ronan O’Connell, Dara Kelly, Francis Fallon, Stephen McGuinness, Seamus Morrison, Brian Culligan, and Sean Ethan) from Cork, Galway, and Clare, are …

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