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Travel: Why Sintra deserves far more than just a day trip Book: California’s Portuguese Politicians Faial: The 39th Semana do Mar Festival will celebrate the sea – Azores Community: 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated July 31 Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal goes on strike August 9
 

Travel: Why Sintra deserves far more than just a day trip – By Julie Dawn Fox

By Julie Dawn Fox, Contributor (*) Sintra may be less than an hour away from Lisbon but it’s a world apart. Nestled in woodland with fanciful palaces and centuries-old castles and convents, it’s no wonder that both Portuguese and British elites flocked here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Magnificent villas and grandiose palacetes sprang […]

Book: California’s Portuguese Politicians – By Alvin Ray Graves – Editor’s Note

The book, California’s Portuguese Politicians: A Century of Legislative Service (2013), by historian Alvin Ray Grave, about the role of California’s politicians of Portuguese descent in American politics, was awarded second place by the 2014 International Latino Book Awards in the category of “Best History Book.” From John G. Mattos, a first-generation immigrant from the island of Faial, elected […]

Faial: The 39th Semana do Mar Festival will celebrate the sea – Azores

Faial Island will celebrate the 39th Semana do Mar Festival, August 1-10, a weeklong series of religious and cultural events dedicated to the sea. Visitors will enjoy live music, folkdance performances, arts and crafts, religious and cultural events including exhibits and parades. Several sea-related sports and competition include sailing regattas, kayak and canoeing rowing, swimming, […]

Community: 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated July 31 – August 3 – New Bedford, MA

The Portuguese community of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is celebrating the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament to be held July 31 through August 3 in the city’s North Ends area. Founded in 1915 by a group of Portuguese from the Madeira archipelago, the festival has become the largest Portuguese feast in the United States, the […]

Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal goes on strike August 9 – Portugal

The Portuguese Civil Aviation Pilots’ Union ( SPAC) has issued a 24 hour strike announcement for August 9. SPAC’s president, Jaime Prieto, made a public statement remarking that the strike is a protest against the “coercion and persecution” within the working environment  at TAP Air Portugal. The decision was taken at a general union meeting […]

Travel: Why Sintra deserves far more than just a day trip – By Julie Dawn Fox

31 July 2014

By Julie Dawn Fox, Contributor (*) Sintra may be less than an hour away from Lisbon but it’s a world apart. Nestled in woodland with fanciful palaces and centuries-old castles and convents, it’s no wonder that both Portuguese and British elites flocked here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Magnificent villas and grandiose palacetes sprang […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Featured, Portugal, Travel

Book: California’s Portuguese Politicians – By Alvin Ray Graves – Editor’s Note

30 July 2014

The book, California’s Portuguese Politicians: A Century of Legislative Service (2013), by historian Alvin Ray Grave, about the role of California’s politicians of Portuguese descent in American politics, was awarded second place by the 2014 International Latino Book Awards in the category of “Best History Book.” From John G. Mattos, a first-generation immigrant from the island of Faial, elected […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, World

Faial: The 39th Semana do Mar Festival will celebrate the sea – Azores

29 July 2014

Faial Island will celebrate the 39th Semana do Mar Festival, August 1-10, a weeklong series of religious and cultural events dedicated to the sea. Visitors will enjoy live music, folkdance performances, arts and crafts, religious and cultural events including exhibits and parades. Several sea-related sports and competition include sailing regattas, kayak and canoeing rowing, swimming, […]

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Posted in Azores, Faial, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Sports, World

Community: 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated July 31 – August 3 – New Bedford, MA

29 July 2014

The Portuguese community of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is celebrating the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament to be held July 31 through August 3 in the city’s North Ends area. Founded in 1915 by a group of Portuguese from the Madeira archipelago, the festival has become the largest Portuguese feast in the United States, the […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Porto Santo, World

CPLP: Portuguese NGO’s contest Equatorial Guinea membership – Portugal

26 July 2014

The Portuguese Non-governmental Development Organization is suspending its consultant observer status at the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) following its acceptance of Equatorial Guinea as a full member, Lusa reported. Addressed to the Executive Secretary of the CPLP and circulated among the ambassadors of CPLP member States and other consultant observers, the letter asserts […]

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Posted in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Politics, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World

Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal goes on strike August 9 – Portugal

26 July 2014

The Portuguese Civil Aviation Pilots’ Union ( SPAC) has issued a 24 hour strike announcement for August 9. SPAC’s president, Jaime Prieto, made a public statement remarking that the strike is a protest against the “coercion and persecution” within the working environment  at TAP Air Portugal. The decision was taken at a general union meeting […]

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

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