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Russ Nelson

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Fall Work Weekend 2019
« on: May 02, 2019, 06:51:22 PM »
Has a date been set for the Fall Work Weekend 2019? We stayed at a wonderful Airbnb, and want to reserve it for the fall. It's up in Jefferson, so a bit of a drive, but she's such a wonderful host we want to go back.

Monday October 14th is Columbus day, or as they now say in Maine, Indigenous People's Day. So is the FWW 10/11 through 10/14 ?

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 06:57:34 PM »
Russ, you are correct in your dates.  FWW is now on Indigenous People's Weekend.  :-X

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 07:56:40 PM »
As US/Russian funny man Jacov Smirnoff used to say..."WHAT A COUNTRY!!"   ::) ;D
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 11:28:58 AM »
FWW is now on Indigenous People's Weekend.  :-X

When did this come about :o???

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 12:03:02 PM »
Signed into law this week...

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 12:37:41 PM »
Well they'll still keep the holiday, government workers would strike if they lost a holiday that most other workers don't get!
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 02:01:55 PM »
Yes it is still a holiday, thank goodness.  Same holiday, different name.

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 07:41:26 PM »
News article about the change in Maine ...
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April 26, 2019  / CBS News;  Maine on Friday became the latest state to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day when Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill making the change official. Other states that have made the change include neighboring Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota.
Full article here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maine-renames-columbus-day-with-indigenous-peoples-day/
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2019, 01:46:55 AM »
Columbus Day is still a federal holiday though, regardless of what the state government wants to call it.