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Interview with Victoria Reader, Founder of NJ Women in Wine

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From a career in wildlife biology to working in the grape growing and viticulture industry, Victoria Reader, a South Jersey native, found where her passion lies. At first, Reader aspired to work in the wildlife biology industry but changed careers and worked at the South Jersey winery Auburn Road Vineyard Winery & Enoteca. She then worked for&n...

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The Twilight Zone and Life-Long Learning. Interview with Linda Hetcher.

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 The Morris School District (MSD) has been providing Adult and Life Learning opportunities for more than 50 years. A new offering this year is a series of 4 classes about author Rod Sterling and the TV series, The Twilight Years. Morris County resident, Linda Hetcher, a student of the work of Rod Sterling, shares her in-depth study of the many...

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Latinas in U.S. Politics 2022 Report from CAWP

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A report from Latinas Represents and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) provides the current standing of Latinas in elective office in the U.S. The population of people who identify as Hispanic or Latino has grown significantly. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, more than half of the U.S. population growth in the last decade consist...

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 The Statue of Liberty, the universal symbol of liberty and freedom, has stood in New York City Harbor since 1868 as a beacon for anyone seeking refuge from oppression. A gift to America from France. Lady Liberty needs no explanation. She represents the resolve of immigrants who created this new land of opportunity to live free from persecutio...

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Interview with Community Leader and Two-Time Cancer Survivor Deb Belfatto

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Deb Belfatto, founder of the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate, community activist, two-time cancer survivor, and friend of Garden State Woman Education Foundation shares with us her life experiences and her latest project aimed to support and raise awareness of women's health. Belfatto recently launched Let's Talk: Women's Health & Wellnes...

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Claudia Clark’s Dear Barack: The Extraordinary Partnership of Barack Obama and Angela Merkel

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Clashes between extreme thinking and opposing beliefs are one of the obvious reasons for today's negative and chaotic political climate. But one significant factor—that goes unseen at times—which contributes to the mood of the political climate is the quality of the relationships between government officials. When the alliances between countries an...

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International Day of the Girl. Zonta International District 3 Newsletter.

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In honor of the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, Zonta International District 3 members share upcoming information on their communities and in their networks about Zonta International's service projects and scholarships, fellowships, and awards.  District 3 Orange the World | Friday, November 25, 2022 In support of e...

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Minnetonka’s First Shoe Collaboration with Indigenous Designer Lucie Skjefte

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Last year on Indigenous People Day, Minnetonka reaffirmed their five key commitments to the Native American community. And on the one-year anniversary of that announcement, on this Indigenous People's Day, heritage footwear brand Minnetonka releases their first Indigenous-designed beaded moccasin collection. This collaboration features Indigenous-d...

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Words are Power. God and the Pledge of Allegiance

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History has it that the Pledge of Allegiance was written around 1868 for all school children to recite daily at the beginning of every day. This was an attempt to unify after the Civil War. It was not until 1954 that the phrase "under God" was inserted. This was done because the country was worried about the effect of communism. This vers...

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Centenary Stage Company’s 37th Season Begins with Performance by Laurel Canyon

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The first event of Centenary Stage Company's 37th Season will kick off with a Curtain Up! Gala concert performance by Laurel Canyon, a trio consisting of Grammy Award Winning writer and producer Mark Hudson, Hall of Fame Songwriter Gary Burr, and singer-songwriter Mark Mirando. Laurel Canyon: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will be an...

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Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award 2022 Recipient - Isabel Lin

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The Selection Committee for the Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship has selected Isabel Lin, a graduate of Kinnelon (NJ) High School who will matriculate at Brandeis University in Boston. The scholarship was awarded in recognition of Ms. Lin's entrepreneurial endeavors. Jack Killion Entrepreneurial Scholarship 2022 Application Responses - Isab...

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Words Are Power. Remembering Queen Elizabeth II.

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As I watched the Evening Prayer Service from St Paul's Cathedral, I was overcome with nostalgia. The announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II had echoed around the world. During her 70-year reign as leader of the British Commonwealth, she had dismantled many of the myths about women as leaders. In addition to her royal duties, Elizabeth was ...

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HOLA: HOLA New Jersey Expo & Conference 2022

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The New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards honor immigrant business leaders and highlight their social and economic contributions to New Jersey communities. The NJ Business Immigration Coalition will honor the winners of the 9th Annual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneurs awards on September 21, 2022, 4pm-7pm, at Maritime Parc in Liberty State Park...

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The Power of Words – “The Followers” by Radhia Gleis

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Words matter. Humans use words to communicate. Words, as well as actions, communicate. Words often have more than one meaning. What is a patriot? The answer depends on whom you ask. For some, invading the U.S. Capital building illustrates that they are patriots. For others, defending the Constitution, the rule of law and democracy, illustrates that...

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The Importance of Voting. Alice Paul Institute Programs.

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Voting is a right that should not be taken for granted. As citizens of the United States, the right to vote gives us a say in who represents us on the federal and state level. While voting allows each individual to have their voices heard, this was not always the case. Until the year 1920, women did not have the right to vote. Alice Paul, born in 1...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace. An interview with Celeste R. Warren.

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Many improvements can and must be made in the workplace to ensure a viable, more welcoming work culture. The workforce will continue to become more and more diverse, only further stressing the need for equity and inclusivity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) expert Celeste R. Warren spoke with the Garden State Woman Education Foundation on th...

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Debbie Walsh, Director of CAWP, Speaks on the Political Climate.

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Today's political climate radiates negativity and disorder. Voting, having our voices heard, and remaining strong is so important during such chaotic times. The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and is a leading source of scholarly research a...

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CFO Beth Fylstra of SOPAC and the Upcoming 2022-2023 Season

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The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced their 2022-2023 season and all of the exciting acts to come. After two and a half years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida remediation, SOPAC has reopened their performance halls, which have been revamped with a new stage and orchestra pit and a freshly remodeled i...

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Interview with Best-Selling Author Nora D’Ecclesis. “Zen Rohatsu” is the Path to Equanimity.

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Being stressed and anxious, feelings many can relate to, can be taxing and put a damper on one's motivation and happiness. But there is an answer to dealing with life's stressors, and that is by cultivating a mindfulness practice. The Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) spoke with best-selling author, Nora D'Ecclesis, about her new book...

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Summer 2022 Events by Centenary Stage Company and Alice Paul Institute

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Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series announces their Summer Festival of Shows which will run from August 5-14 in the Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ. Shows include I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, and Two for Four. I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do! is a musical about soul mates nav...

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