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Voting in the Global Democratic Primary will take place on March 5th in Marseille and March 7th in Aix.  Click here for details: GPP MarseilleAix

Background: Americans never lose their right to vote in national elections, no matter how long they live abroad nor do their kids.  They can go on line to votefromabroad.org to get a ballot from the state where they last lived and vote for whomever and whatever party they choose.  Or, as the poster here indicates,  an overseas American can vote in  the Democratic Global Primary (if they are Democrats and members of a country committee, which takes a few minutes to join on line) which is only to vote as an overseas American for a Democrats Abroad delegate to the Democratic national convention to choose a nominee for president.  One who lives abroad can vote either as a member of a country Democratic party or as a former state resident, through a ballot obtained from that state’s registrar, which can be applied for on line through the votefromabroad. org site and can vote for whomever they wish.

Thanks to Karen for this info.

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If so, you may be interested in this service.  I have been contacted by Lamia Walker who runs her own business based in the UK.  She writes:

“We are HouseSitMatch.com a managed housesitting and petsitting network, online now for 6 years. (more…)

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Here’s a addition to my recent post on healthy snacks, Le Pokebowl serves, (more…)

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Design Delights

…will be on show this coming weekend in Aix at the chic Maison Dauphine in the Quartier Mazarin.  This 18th century townhouse contains both a gallery on the ground-floor and elegant apartments upstairs.  Friends have stayed here and liked it very much. (more…)

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Fire broke out early this morning (30 Nov) at the historic café in Aix, Les Deux Garcons.

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Archaeologists excavating the Palace of the Counts of Provence in 2018

It was such a positive move when 3 high-resistance windows/vitres were installed in the newly paved Place de Verdun.  They were designed to let locals and tourists alike see the remains of the old Roman road into Aix, and the basements of the 12th-century palace itself, uncovered during excavations in 2018.

These vitres weren’t planned from the start but added to the project as the result of so much local interest and the desire to allow future generations see what had been uncovered.

The incremental cost was 800,000 euros which covered rain-water drainage, lighting, humidity-control and of course the special glass.

So why have they had to be replaced?

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