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Travel Alert:  Portuguese border control agents on strike Grandes Festas: 31st Holy Ghost Festival of New England – Fall River, MA Call for Papers: Migration and Mill Work Conference – UMass Dartmouth, MA Tribute: Wim Wenders recipient of Helena Vaz da Silva Award – Portugal Travel Alert: SATA /Azores Airlines calls off August strike
 

Travel Alert:  Portuguese border control agents on strike – Portugal

Portugal’s border control agents – Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) [Foreigners and Borders Service] – have called a strike for August 24 and 25. The two-day strike will affect about 30,000 passengers from outside the Schengen area and 85 scheduled flights. The strike will affect most directly the airports of Lisbon, Porto and Faro. […]

Grandes Festas: 31st Holy Ghost Festival of New England – Fall River, MA

The Portuguese American community of Fall River (MA) is celebrating the 31st Holy Ghost Festival of New England, starting August 24 through August 29. The festival is held every year on the last weekend of August. The event has become one of the largest Portuguese celebrations in the United States and the one of the […]

Call for Papers: Migration and Mill Work Conference – UMass Dartmouth, MA

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) is sponsoring the Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese Communities in Industrial New England Conference to be held on December 3-5, 2017. Migration and Mill Work is a multi-disciplinary conference providing an overview of migrant mill work through an extended discussion of the settlement […]

Tribute: Wim Wenders recipient of Helena Vaz da Silva Award – Portugal

By Cristina Ogden, Contributor (*) Director, producer, author and photographer Wim Wenders is the 2017 recipient of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage. This annual award recognizes the career and contributions of a European citizen in promoting European cultural heritage. The award ceremony is scheduled for October […]

Travel Alert: SATA /Azores Airlines calls off August strike – Azores

The cabin crew of SATA /Azores Airlines has called off a four-day strike scheduled for August 23 through August 26, the National Union of Civil Aviation (SNPVAC) announced today. According to SNPVAC the move was a gesture of good will against the pressure the union works undertook from costumers and the general public. “We received […]

Travel Alert:  Portuguese border control agents on strike – Portugal

22 August 2017

Portugal’s border control agents – Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) [Foreigners and Borders Service] – have called a strike for August 24 and 25. The two-day strike will affect about 30,000 passengers from outside the Schengen area and 85 scheduled flights. The strike will affect most directly the airports of Lisbon, Porto and Faro. […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel

Grandes Festas: 31st Holy Ghost Festival of New England – Fall River, MA

22 August 2017

The Portuguese American community of Fall River (MA) is celebrating the 31st Holy Ghost Festival of New England, starting August 24 through August 29. The festival is held every year on the last weekend of August. The event has become one of the largest Portuguese celebrations in the United States and the one of the […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Religion, World

Call for Papers: Migration and Mill Work Conference – UMass Dartmouth, MA

21 August 2017

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) is sponsoring the Migration and Mill Work: Portuguese Communities in Industrial New England Conference to be held on December 3-5, 2017. Migration and Mill Work is a multi-disciplinary conference providing an overview of migrant mill work through an extended discussion of the settlement […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Conferences, Education, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Tribute: Wim Wenders recipient of Helena Vaz da Silva Award – Portugal

21 August 2017

By Cristina Ogden, Contributor (*) Director, producer, author and photographer Wim Wenders is the 2017 recipient of the Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage. This annual award recognizes the career and contributions of a European citizen in promoting European cultural heritage. The award ceremony is scheduled for October […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Featured, Film, Organizations, People, Photography, Portugal, World

Travel Alert: SATA /Azores Airlines calls off August strike – Azores

18 August 2017

The cabin crew of SATA /Azores Airlines has called off a four-day strike scheduled for August 23 through August 26, the National Union of Civil Aviation (SNPVAC) announced today. According to SNPVAC the move was a gesture of good will against the pressure the union works undertook from costumers and the general public. “We received […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Comment: Relax, silly! It’s summer holiday time! – By Len Port

17 August 2017

The tourist trick of grabbing the best available sunbathing spots by laying down early morning towels is said to have been pioneered long ago by the Germans, but they have met their match. The competition used to be fought over poolside sun-loungers and the British learned to become even better at it. Nowadays the beaches […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, Travel, World

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