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Travel: Delta Airlines announces service to Ponta Delgada and Lisbon ABTA: São Miguel hosting the 2017 ABTA Travel Convention – Azores Community: MAPS welcomes donnations for a Senior Center Fundraising – Cambridge, MA PALCUS: 21st Annual Leadership Awards Gala – Yonkers, NY Memoir:
 

Travel: Delta Airlines announces service to Ponta Delgada and Lisbon – Portugal

Delta Airlines has announced more options for costumers travelling between the United States and Europe including flights to Ponta Delgada and Lisbon. Delta, the leading airline flying across the Atlantic with more total departures, destinations and seats than any other airline, will start offering New York-JFK to Ponta Delgada-Azores next year, beginning May 24 – […]

ABTA: São Miguel hosting the 2017 ABTA Travel Convention – Azores

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) will hold its annual 2017 Travel Convention in Ponta Delgada, Azores where more than 500 tourism professionals will meet October 9-11. ABTA is largest association of tourist distribution companies in the United Kingdom. Hosted by the Government of the Azores in partnership with the Portuguese Association of Travel […]

Community: MAPS welcomes donnations for a Senior Center Fundraising – Cambridge, MA

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) is asking community members to donate used items in good condition to be sold at a MAPS Senior Center Yard Sale.  The sale is part of a series of fundraising efforts planned by the organization to make up for a $25,000 decrease in funding for the MAPS Senior […]

PALCUS: 21st Annual Leadership Awards Gala – Yonkers, NY

The 21th Annual PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala will be held at the Portuguese-American Community Center, Yonkers, New York. on September 23. This year, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) will award six distinguished Portuguese Americans for their contributions to the community. The 2017 PALCUS Leadership awardees are: Ana Ventura Miranda, Founder & […]

Memoir: ‘The Education of George Monteiro’ – by George Monteiro

[“The Education of George Monteiro” was delivered as the keynote address at the “Conference on the Portuguese-American Experience,” held at the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts, on Oct. 12, 1996.  It is published for the first time in the Portuguese American Journal.]   By George Monteiro I […]

TIFF: Portugal  represented at the Toronto International Film Festival – Canada

01 September 2017

By Cristina Ogden Filmgoers in Toronto, Canada, will be among the first audiences in North America to see four new Portuguese productions and co-productions at the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Festival runs September 7-17, 2017. The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) by Pedro Pinho, centers on a dispute between factory […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Taxman: New law prohibits cash payments over €3,000 – Portugal

31 August 2017

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa promulgated a law prohibiting cash payments of more than €3,000 (USD$3,544) for residents and €10,000 (or the equivalent in foreign currency), for non-residents. The €10,000 limit for non-residents only applies to payments between individuals, excluding entrepreneurs or traders. The new law seeks to increase electronic payments easily traceable for […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Madeira, Portugal, Travel, World

Honor: Lisbon Oceanarium named best in the word – Portugal

30 August 2017

The Lisbon Oceanarium was considered the best in the world by Trip Advisor website users. More than 28,000 visitors affiliated with the travel website rated their opinion as an “excellent” experience. The oceanarium, located in the Parque das Nações, is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe and one of the most visited attractions in Lisbon. […]

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Posted in Awards, Education, Featured, Portugal, Travel, World

Heritage: 9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta – New Bedford, MA

30 August 2017

The Azorean Maritime Heritage Society (AMHS) his hosting the 9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta to be held in New Bedford (MA) on September 6-10. A team of 29 local men and women will represent the United States of America in a rowing and sailing competition against teams from the Azorean islands of Faial and Pico. […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Community, Faial, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Pico, Sports, World

Book: ‘The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition’ – Editor’s Note

29 August 2017

For the first time―and in the best translation ever―the complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparison The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions. Now, for the first […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured

Sports:  Fernando Pimenta wins gold at World Canoeing Championships – Czech Republic

28 August 2017

Portuguese Olympic canoeist, Fernando Pimenta, has won gold and silver medals at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships held this past weekend in Racice, Czech Republic. This is his first individual world title. Pimenta finished first at the Sunday’s K1 5000 race, completing the non-Olympic distance race canoe sprint in less than 20mins and […]

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Sports, World

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