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PHOTOS Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hosts Opera Concert At Wilmington Library

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Friday, October 26, 2018, the Wilmington Memorial Library hosted Marshall Ames Richards, better known as the Boston Opera Guy, for an after-hours concert.Richards sang an array of art songs, sacred music, and opera arias in Italian, French, German, Latin, and English, to a sold-out crowd.The concert marked the conclusion of an entire month of Italian-themed programming at the library. The lineup was sponsored by the Wilmington Sons of Italy in recognition of Italian Heritage Month.Below are photos from the concert, courtesy of Sons of Italy member Lennie Malvone: Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hosts Author Stephen Puleo To Full House At Wilmington LibraryIn “Photo of the Day”PHOTOS: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hosts Chef Liz Barbour For Italian Cooking Presentation At Wilmington LibraryIn “Photo of the Day”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”last_img read more

10 Things to Know for Friday

first_img Share AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallIn this Jan. 24, 2017, photo, face transplant recipient Andy Sandness looks in a mirror during an appointment with physical therapist Helga Smars, right, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He wasn’t allowed to see himself immediately after the surgery. His room mirror and cell phone were removed. When he finally did see his face after three weeks, he was overwhelmed. “Once you lose something that you’ve had forever, you know what it’s like not to have it. … And once you get a second chance to have it back, you never forget it.” Just having a nose and mouth are blessings, Sandness says. “The looks are a bonus.”1. PAKISTANIS QUESTION SECURITY AFTER SHRINE BLASTA day after a suicide bombing by the Islamic State group killed 80 worshippers, the attack raised questions about Islamabad’s ability to rein in militant groups.2. TRUMP NOT FIRST TO HAVE ACRIMONY WITH THE PRESSYet historians are hard-pressed to find anything that approaches what seems to be the president’s intention to escalate bad relations with the news media.3. PENCE READY FOR CLOSE-UPMaking his debut on the world stage, the U.S. vice president seeks to reassure skeptical allies in Europe about U.S. foreign policy under Trump.4. WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT KIM SLAY SUSPECTThose who know the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the bold killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother in Malaysia say the young mother was a polite and quiet “nice girl.”5. A NEW FACE, AND A NEW LIFEThe first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic is providing a young man from Wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a suicide attempt.6. HOW SUPREME COURT NOMINEE RULED ON EDUCATION ISSUESAn AP review of Gorsuch’s legal record shows he has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children while often upholding other civil rights complaints against schools.7. SENATE POISED TO CONFIRM PRUITT AS EPA CHIEFDemocrats have sought a delay, citing his refusal to release emails he exchanged with oil and gas executives as Oklahoma’s attorney general.8. SAMSUNG BILLIONAIRE HEIR ARRESTEDProsecutors believe Lee Jae-yong, vice chair at the electronics giant, gave bribes worth $36 million to President Park Geun-hye and her close friend to help win government support.9. MORE BUSINESS, AT THE STROKE OF A PENTrump is running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign his executive orders, and that means the 170-year-old Rhode Island company has to step up.10. JETS’ REVIS CHARGED AFTER FIGHT IN PITTSBURGHThe NFL player is charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a brawl with two men last weekend.last_img read more

Iceland Cambodia battle overtourism with new tax restrictions

first_imgIceland, Cambodia battle over-tourism with new tax & restrictions REYKJAVIK — Iceland, already known for being an expensive destination, is considering a new tourist tax that would limit the impact of over-tourism.According to The Star, the country’s government is considering ways of raising taxes in the tourism sector, which include a special licence required for bus companies and tour operators and increasing the existing levy on hotel rooms.The country is experiencing a surge in visitors – up from 490,000 in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2016 – thanks in large part to the popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Considering that Iceland’s total population is less than 340,000, the country simply cannot keep up with tourist demand.Tourism Minister Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir said in a recent interview that “all of us have to be careful not to become victims of our own success.” She said that overcrowding may harm natural treasures like the Blue Lagoon and Jokulsarlon, and that “if we allow more people into areas like that, we’re losing what makes them special.”More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamA new tax will not go over well with tourists, who already face steep prices when visiting Iceland. Taking a taxi from the airport to the city centre costs about $150, while the cost of alcoholic beverages is twice as much as in other European destinations.Facing a similar situation is Cambodia, which says over-tourism is damaging the infrastructure of the Angkor temple complex, its most famous attraction. The Telegraph reports that the hill at Phnom Bakheng has become so overwrought with tourists during sunsets that Aprasar’s Tourism Management Agency will restrict the area to a maximum 300 visitors at any one time.Phoeun Sophoan, the president of the Agency, told Agence Kampuchea Presse that the organization has arranged alternative places for tourists to see the sunset on the hill without actually going up to the temple. Tags: Cambodia, Iceland Friday, March 17, 2017 Posted bycenter_img Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more