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A year into the shop’s tenure on Beacon Street, co-owner Carol Sapoznik shares what it’s like having your family as coworker

Brookline's Olive Connection Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Photo via the Olive Connection website

Here’s a look at what’s opening from April to July

Pop-Up at the Street: Coming Soon

68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores to close this summer


There is one women that has left quite a mark in my memory. Brookline just won’t be the same without Ethel Weiss. On so many hot summer days while taking a break from summer school I would escape to “Irving’s Toy Store”.  It’s funny, when I was young I use to fantasize about running the very same store alongside her. One day 10 years ago I stopped in with my then three younger children to see if she remembered me. She surprise me and said that she did and even recalled my sister by name. That is the kind of person that makes Brookline what it is.

I can’t even begin to imagine the whole that the sad loss of Ethel Weiss will have amid our town. I can’t fathom the idea of her store front missing from view. I only wish I had had the money to offer to buy her story so that her legend could continue. Maybe, just maybe her children will carry on in her name.

R.I.P. dear Ethel Weiss.

Ethel Weiss

1. The Institutional Racism Against Black Indians

2. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 4: The Indisputable Facts in the Artifacts

3. Code Talker Stories: Penned by a Daughter, With Love

Courtesy Rio Nuevo Publishers

4. Do American Indians Celebrate the 4th of July?

Courtesy Pius Spottedhorsechief, vice president of the Pawnee Indian Veterans
The Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming Pow Wow recognizes returning veterans.
Pawnee, Oklahoma. The 68th annual Pawnee homecoming takes place
July 3 through 6, 2014.

5. Heroes Till the End: Code Talkers in Their Twilight Years

6. Camp Out July 4 Weekend at Top-Rated RV Parks in Indian Country

The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park earned a perfect rating for the 2014 Good Sam
RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. The Villages is one of only 68 parks to
achieve this in the US.

7. Happy 4th From Your Friendly Neighborhood Rez Fireworks Stand

8. Iroquois Nationals Gearing up for World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado
Iroquois Nationals U-19, who were the Bronze Medalist Field Lacrosse Team at the World
Lacrosse Championships in 2012 in Turku, Finland. The team will play in Denver, Colorado
on July 11, 2014 for the World Lacrosse Championship.

9. Catawba Trust Land Support Boosted by Three Congressmen

YNNE HARLAN/EBCI Public Relations
Principal Chief Michell Hicks (center) is shown with NC Governor Pat McCrory (left) and
NC Speaker of the House and Senatorial candidate Thom Tillis at the NCGOP Convention
held this past weekend [June 9] at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

10. The Irony of Fireworks and Freedom While Living With PTSD on July 4th

Courtesy National Center for PTSD

11. Huh? Snyder Might Let Go of ‘Redskins’ Name if This Happens…

Associated Press

12. Word Up: Gyasi Ross Teaches Gawker About Native Hip Hop

Source: Gawker

13. Native Gays Celebrated at West Hollywood Intertribal Pow Wow

Diego James Robles
Jingle dress dancer Kathryn Draper, Choctaw/Creek, dances in an intertribal during the Celebrating
All Life and Creation Pow Wow in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, on Saturday afternoon,
June 28, 2014.

14. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Updates Climate Change Adaptation Policy

15. Sorry, Pete: The Dutch Just Made Christmas a Little Less Racist

AP Photo/Peter Dejong
A ‘Zwarte Piet’, or Black Pete, the blackface sidekick of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, takes
part in a parade in Amsterdam in 2013. AP Photo/Peter Dejong


1. Outrage in Indian Country as Redskins Owner Announces Foundation

Associated Press
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

2. An Agenda Banks on Weed

3. The ‘Other Brady’: Strongest Special Olympian Rivals NFLers

Courtsey of Janie Tanner
Brady Taner, Cherokee, deadlifts during competition

4. Navajo Council Member’s Anti-Redskins Bill Ready for a Vote

Courtesy Joshua Lavar Butler’s Twitter Page
Joshua Lavar Butler, Navajo Nation Councilman

5. Single Mother, Entrepreneur Helps TANF Families Advance in School and Workplace

Courtesy BG Associates
Brenda Guachena, enrolled member of the Rincon Luiseño Band of Indians, owner of BG Associates TANF training and technical assistance

6. Tribes Demand Return of Native Scalps From Karl May Museum in Germany

Courtesy Wikicommons
The upcoming Karl May Festival in Radebeul, Germany, from May 30 to June 1, will have plenty of controversy leading up to it.

7. $58M in Grants Available to Support Native American Employment and Training Programs

8. Power of Northern Cree Talking Drum

Courtesy Canyon Records
Members of the Alberta, Canada, drum group Northern Cree perform.

9. North Dakota Oil Spills Highlight Gaps in Regulation and Oversight

An aerial shot of the seven acres flooded with oil from a pipeline rupture on Steven Jensen’s farm in North Dakota in September 2013.

10. Let’s Move! Solicits Young Chefs to Submit Lunch Recipes

Courtesy Let’s Move
First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Editor Tanya Steel listen as 12-year-old Haile Thomas, last year’s recipe winner from Arizona, introduces Mrs. Obama during the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2013.

11. 8 Amazingly Timed Photos of Birds in, and Out of, Their Element via Buzzfeed
The moments that life is made of: rarely captured shots of everyday miracles.

1. ‘Why Am I Crying?’ False Lightning and Buried Emotions

2. Milwaukee Pow Wow Welcomes Spring and Gives Back to Community

Courtesy Charlie and Me Photography
A man dances at a previous Winter Pow Wow

3. Calif. Sacred Sites Bill Would Boost Protections but Exclude Some 50 Tribes

Jeffrey Amato/
Medicine Lake in California is sacred to many tribes, the Pit River Tribe of Northern California among them.

4. Historic Truce in Century-Long Water War Balances Needs of Klamath Tribes, Farmers

AP Photo/The Herald and News, Steven Silton
Upper Klamath Lake, part of tens of thousands of acres in Oregon’s drought-stricken Klamath Basin that had to forego water last summer after the Klamath Tribes exercised their water rights to save their fisheries.

5. Nomlaki Indians Fund Mapping Software to Improve Emergency Response of Local Police

6. The Lillian St. Cyr Story, Part 3: New York City

Photo Courtesy Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives.
Lillian St. Cyr with co-star Dustin Farnum in the 1914 silent film ‘The Squaw Man.’

7. In Honor of Loretta Saunders

8. Dene Woman Wins Youth Activist Award for Preserving Aboriginal Culture

9. Obama’s Billion-Dollar Climate Resilience Fund Will Help States, Tribes Prepare
President Barack Obama signs the 2015 budget, which includes a copy billion Climate Resilience Fund that will help states and tribes adapt to an altered environment.

10. Maryland Church Proposed a Boycott Against Washington NFL Team

Associated Press

11. World’s Oldest Living Person Credits Health to Sushi and Sleep

AP photo
Misao Okawa blew out three candles for each figure of 116 on her birthday March 5.

12. Jason Momoa on ‘Red Road’ Character: ‘You Don’t Know Who He Is Yet’

Courtesy Sundance TV
Momoa plays Phillip Kopus, a menacing ex-con at the center of Sundance TV’s ‘The Red Road.’

13. Oneida Nation and New York Agreement Gets Final Approval

AP Photo
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises at the signing of the historic agreement last year. On March 4, the agreement was finalized by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn.