Archive for September 17th, 2023


A split of Mary Tyler Moore and her Connecticut home

A Connecticut estate belonging to late actress Mary Tyler Moore
has been listed for $21.9 million.

According to a listing agent with Sotheby’s Realty, built in 1900,
the five-bedroom, seven-and-two-half-bath Georgian Colonial sits
on more than seven acres of land in Greenwich.

The Wall Street Journal reported, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show"
actress and her husband, Dr. Robert Levine, bought the home
for $10 million in 2006. 

While living there, the couple expanded and renovated the now
13,825-square-foot home, which includes a glass conservatory,
an elevator, a gym with spa facilities, a swimming pool and
outdoor fireplace.

Moore died in 2017 at 80 years old from a cardiopulmonary arrest
after she contracted pneumonia.


swimming pool

curved staircase

wood paneled library

conservatory room

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17 September 1976 - This Day in Aviation

On September 17, 1976, NASA publicly unveiled its first space
shuttle, the Enterprise, during a ceremony in Palmdale,
California. Development of the aircraft-like spacecraft cost almost $10
billion and took nearly a decade. In 1977, the Enterprise became
the first space shuttle to fly freely when it was lifted to a height
of 25,000 feet by a Boeing 747 airplane and then released, gliding
back to Edwards Air Force Base on its own accord.

Regular flights of the space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with
the launching of Columbia from Cape Canaveral,


Boeing 747-123(SCA) - NASA | Aviation Photo #1113897 |

Avengers in Time: 1976, Science & Technology: Space Shuttle unveiled

NASA predstavila Enterprise, prvi space shuttle – 1976. |

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The "Peace Lantern" (neko ashi yukimi), on the east bank of the Upper Strolling Pond. Photo by Jim Reitz.
Portland Japanese Garden: Become a Garden Volunteer! | Community-Based Learning at PCC

Inspired in the late 1950s by growing cultural ties between Oregon
and Japan, Mayor Terry Schrunk and members of the Portland community conceived the idea of building a Japanese garden on
the site of the old zoo in Washington Park.

Their reasons for building a Japanese garden were twofold:
providing the citizens of Portland with a garden of great beauty
and serenity, while forging a healing connection to Japan on the
heels of World War II.

At this time in U.S. history, Japanese gardens were founded across
the country as a way to build cultural understanding. Needing no translation, an American could experience firsthand Japanese
ideals and values, communicated simply through nature.

The site was dedicated in 1961, and Professor Takuma Tono of
Tokyo Agricultural University was retained to design the Garden. Professor Tono’s plan included five different garden styles laid
out on 5.5 acres.

This was quite a departure from gardens in Japan which typically
follow one singular style. His intention was to represent different historical developments in Japanese garden architecture and
through that communicate Japanese culture to create a cultural exchange.

In 1967, the Garden formally opened to the public for the summer. Admission was $0.50 for adults and $0.25 for students. That year,
more than 28,000 people came before the Garden closed for the


Flat Garden in Summer. Photo by Tony Small

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