Datebook: May 24 - Brooklyn Bridge Opens 130 Years Ago

May 24, 2013

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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. When it opened, on this day in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 1,595.5 feet. It's considered an icon of New York City, a symbol of optimism, and a technological marvel. I heard it was for sale, too.

It’s Friday, May 24

The Starfish Orphan Ministry 5K/10K Run for the Children & Family Day in the Park is tomorrow morning at Bob Noble Park in Paducah. Race day registration starts at 7, with both races starting at 8. Proceeds benefit the Starfish Orphan Ministry, which helps orphans both locally and internationally. For more information, visit

Land Between the Lakes offers River Days this weekend. Special events planned at the Nature Station include kayaking and canoe trips, as well as educational programs about invasive species, animal track identification, river animals, and more. See a complete schedule of events at

A zumbathon sponsored by the Graves County Middle School Lady Eagles Volleyball Team is tomorrow morning from 9 to 11 at the Graves County Middle School gym. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for students. To learn more, call Dana Heath at (270) 674-3670.

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