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Kimball, NENews Channel Nebraska

Smithsonian exhibit on rural America heading to Kimball

KIMBALL, NE — A traveling exhibit from the U.S.'s most-famous museum is heading to the panhandle. The Smithsonian Institute's traveling exhibit "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" will be in Kimball from September 11-30. It will be on display at the Plains Historical Society. "Crossroads" explores the changes rural American communities...
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Smithsonian Institute Needs Help Naming Baby Black-Footed Ferrets

Two males and one female black-footed ferret were born in Virginia in May. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has welcomed a trio of black-footed ferrets and is asking the public to help name them. The babies, called “kits” were born at the conservation institute on May 19, 2021. The births mark a significant milestone for the breed, the only ferrets native to North America. Now through July 7-25, you can visit the Smithsonian platforms and choose from three different names for each ferret. The winning names will be announced on Tuesday, July 27.
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Ms. Foundation for Women Announces Five New Board Members

NEW YORK – Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced the return of Rene Redwood and Gwen Chapman, Charline Gipson, Diane Manuel, and Pamela Shifman as new members of its distinguished Board of Directors. These additions bring background in finance along with expertise in environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG) through the lens of gender and race equity.

At 93, Marilyn Maye Says (and Sings) 'I'm Still Here'

CBS Sunday Morning recently profiled 93-year-old cabaret favorite Marilyn Maye, who spoke about the effect the pandemic had on her and her audiences alike. "They always smile and applaud a lot and stand up and cheer and laugh a lot, but this year they cried," Maye said. "They sat at their tables and cried."
Nevada Statetravelnevada.com

Weird Nevada: Oddball Attractions In and Around Las Vegas

Discover why, here in the Silver State, our quirks are our perks…. Let’s face it: Nevada’s always been a little…different. But as a state whose memories include Wild West mining towns, top-secret government facilities, mob-run casinos, and renegade art festivals, how could it not? The thing is, we love that for us. Which is why legacies of our unusual history can be found at oddball attractions all over this funk-tastic state.
Eureka Springs, ARLovely County Citizen

CAPC interviews second tourism director candidate

The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission heard from the second candidate interested in the tourism director position on Monday afternoon. Chairman Jeff Carter introduced Garry Holstein, saying Holstein visited Eureka Springs for the previous two days for one-on-one interviews with commissioners and to get a feel for the city. Holstein, director of the Bradbury Art Museum in Jonesboro, said he is originally from Arkansas and lived in Fayetteville for 10 years at the beginning of his career.
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Jeff Bezos donates record breaking $200 mn to Smithsonian

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian, the largest gift in the history of the institute, a statement said Wednesday. Established in 1846, the Smithsonian Institute is the world's largest museum, education and research complex. 

Jeff Bezos makes record $ 200 million donation to Smithsonian

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will donate $ 200 million to the Smithsonian, the largest donation in the institute’s history, a statement said on Wednesday. Part of the $ 70 million donation will support the renovation of the National Air and Space Museum while $ 130 million will launch a new education center named after the richest person in the world. world.
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Reeling ‘Em In: Snooty silvers slipping into the Fishin’ Hole

I recently received an email from an Arizona gentleman who discovered that he and his party had hit the fishing lagoon just as most of the remaining elderly chinook were starting to swim sideways, acting like submarines that had endured one too many depth-charge attacks. He was surprised to discover...