The Immigrant Experience

June 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Discuss the Immigrant Experience As Big Read Program Comes to End

The room at the Silver Spring Public Library Branch was packed during a conversation about the immigrant experience. The discussion was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Initiative. “Each year, nonprofits can apply for a grant to help support the program in the community,” said Anita Vassallo, […]

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March 30, 2015 | Diana Belchase

A Tradition of Palms

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, a holiday that many Americans overlook. But in churches around the world, people gathered, prayed, and used palm fronds during the mass to commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. Among Italian-Americans this day is a whole lot more. I remember my father making us go to a second church service if the […]

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