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Head over to New Hampton School on Sat. to enjoy Yellow Brick Road

To The Daily Sun,

Want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Motorcycle Week? Then head on over the McEvoy Theater at New Hampton School on Saturday, June 18 for a night of great music, entertainment, and light refreshments. Temple B'nai Israel (TBI) is bringing Yellow Brick Road, a full concert tribute to Elton John, to the Lakes Region for an amazing show and for a terrific cause!

Net proceeds from this concert, presented by TBI's 'We Care' Program and sponsored by Golden View, will benefit Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) and our programs that support individuals and families throughout the Lakes Region. We are honored to be the recipient charity of this concert and deeply value the commitment and friendship we have built with the members of TBI.

To me, this event exemplifies the caring community in which we live — when groups come together to support fellow members. So, mark your calendar, get your tickets (www.tbinh.org) and be prepared for a wonderful and fun evening.

Thank you and I hope to see you on Saturday night!

Christine Santaniello
Executive Director
Lakes Region Community Services

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Orlando was location of another mass killing nearly 200 years ago

To The Daily Sun,

From the 1820s into the 1850s, our U.S. government made war on the Seminole Indians of Florida, killing some, and as in any war, both sides lost lives. Pamela Haag's new account, "The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture" (2016, Basic Books), informs that Colt's gun factory, then in Paterson, New Jersey, at one point in the late 1830s delivered 500 rifles and a few pistols to Col. William Harney for use against the Seminoles. Some Seminole dead were women and children in their homes. Ironically, the central location of present-day Orlando coincides with the final Seminole lands, before they were made to walk west.

The tragic Pulse killing this week is nearly 200 years later, and in the same vicinity, and with loss of innocent lives, as in the Seminole Wars. Ironically, some news announcements call the Pulse tragedy the largest loss of death in mass killing in the U.S., while others qualify that with "in modern times." The latter admits our extermination of Native Americans that also was large, tragic numbers — in Florida and other places.

Lynn Rudmin Chong


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