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Almonte Tennis Club open house, June 4

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Youth for Climate Action’s plant drive

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Protect yourself from scams — May 30

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Diana's QuizAnswers to Diana's Quiz - April 23, 2016

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 23, 2016

  1. quiz15In 1497, Savonarola, a Dominican priest, started what became known annually as the Bonfire of the Vanities during a time which would normally be reserved for the festival of Carnival.  The phrase refers to the destruction of many valuable and irreplaceable works that Savonarola considered to be objectionable:  those of Ovid, Dante and Boccaccio, for example.  He was eventually excommunicated in 1497.
  2. Formentera is the next Balearic Island after Majorca, Ibiza and Minorca
  3. W-18 is a deadly new street drug that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
  4. Prince’s real name was Prince Rogers Nelson.
  5. A silk Isfahan carpet from central Persia was sold for $4,450,000US in 2008.  Its outstanding craftsmanship, high knot density and use of pure silk were all factors which contributed to the value.

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