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Holidays

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  • On Theater: A warm 'Memory' to close the year

    On Theater: A warm 'Memory' to close the year
    When Truman Capote chronicled his troubled childhood in rural Alabama in "A Christmas Memory," he didn't change any names to protect the innocent — except his own. Capote dubbed himself "Buddy," a successful writer visiting his roots two decades...
  • 'Green' pet gifts are big this season

    The economy be damned, most pet owners still manage to provide holiday gifts for their four-legged friends. At the Annual H.H. Backer Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show last month in Rosemont, Ill., which previewed many new products, a common...
  • Mr. Christmas lives up to his name

    Mr. Christmas lives up to his name
    Every day is Christmas for the firefighter who is leading Pompano Beach Fire Rescue's toy giveaway. And with a name like Christopher Christmas, he doesn't really have a choice. Yes, as he's answered for most of his 41 years, it's his real name, a...
  • Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'

    Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'
    Bob Cratchit worked at Mega-Mart, which is to say, he worked all the hours his employer allowed him to work but never was allowed quite enough hours to make ends meet for his family, nor to reach that magic threshold that would have made him a real, full-...
  • Not sure the value of those inherited treasures? Simple research online can be priceless

    Today's column introduces readers who inherited art. Clueless about value, each wonders if their item(s) is worth anything. The lesson is that we all need to be smart about researching value. If/when you think an item may have potential, it pays to pay...
  • Basketball Roundup: Breakers find game at home

    Basketball Roundup: Breakers find game at home
    In the 10th game of its season, the Laguna Beach High girls' basketball team finally played on its home court Wednesday. From start to finish, things couldn't have gone better for the Breakers. Laguna led from wire-to-wire in its nonleague game...
  • Fast, fabulous Christmas gift-wrapping

    When December 25 looks like an approaching train, you know it's because you're overloaded with things to do. Just shopping for gifts can be a monumental task, much less wrapping them attractively. What you need is a fast-wrapping strategy that will reduce...
  • TV picks for Dec. 16 to Dec. 20: Santa, Lucy, Barbara and Sherlock

    TV picks for Dec. 16 to Dec. 20: Santa, Lucy, Barbara and Sherlock
    The fall TV season is wrapping up with finales and holiday specials. Here are a handful of viewing options for Dec. 16-Dec. 22. This schedule of premieres, finales, movies and specials includes many holiday programs, but you can find an even more...
  • Uber spooky, uber fast: Create clever Halloween décor using simple household props

    Uber spooky, uber fast: Create clever Halloween décor using simple household props
    Instead of just tossing candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween this year, send them home with something to talk about. Using simple props around your home and yard, items, you can create a mini haunted house right on the front porch or some spooky...
  • 8 survival tips for hosting holiday feasts

    8 survival tips for hosting holiday feasts
    If you've hosted any holiday meals at your house, you know how stressful it can be. And while hosting tips usually centers around making guests comfortable, it's the host who may need the most help. Here are some simple ideas to get you through the day...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Holiday lights The 20th annual Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive through more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays, is on view through Sunday, Jan. 5 at Symphony Woods in Columbia. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 per...