| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Easter feast usually gets second billing to Thanksgiving in America’s pantheon of food holidays, but the spread of ham, lamb, deviled eggs, and spring-tinged veggies makes Easter dinner the perfect opportunity to experiment with pairing food and...
| Apr 20, 2014
On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning?
Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:14 AM
To those who say cinema may be dying a slow death, have you heard about the new Peeps movie?
OK, so it doesn’t seem like the animated film will actually happen anytime soon. As first reported on Deadline, it’s just one screenwriter (Adam...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:38 PM
What has 40 tons of sand, singing teenagers and 100,000 candles?
Give up? I'll supply the answer in a moment.
First, let me say that I know the local holiday tradition of Luminaria Night from several perspectives.
I've driven and walked around...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Cities and towns across the country each have their own unique ways of ushering in the New Year.
The orange drop in Orlando, the peach drop in Atlanta and the crystal ball drop in New York City are just a few of the objects used on New Years Eve...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It is 8 inches high, 18 inches around, made of crystal and, in my house, as dangerous as a loaded gun.
It appears each year in mid-October and does not vanish until after Easter. It occupies the space between my home office and my bathroom; I pass it...
| Dec 10, 2013
Playing Santa Claus, or perhaps more properly portraying one of Santa's "helpers," can be a lot of fun. But jolly old elves aren't just born; it's something you have to work at. Doing it right is worth the effort.
"Being Santa is a true joy, a passion...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Celebrate the arrival of the magi at ArtsQuest's Three Kings Celebration Sunday. For many, the holiday season doesn't officially end until the 12th day of Christmas, when the legendary wise men traveled from the Orient to honor Jesus' birth with gifts...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:22 PM
“Peeps in Paradise,” a model of a cruise ship featuring Peeps playing shuffleboard and sun bathing, made by fifth grade students from St. Joseph the Worker school took the Peep-les choice in 2013 Peeps Diorama Competition. The creative...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The notably combative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – the man many hold responsible for the federal government shutdown in October – had some holiday advice for his much more mild mannered colleague from Pennsylvania:
Indulge in stronger vices....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The Times Square ball won't be the only that item that will be dropping from high perches around the country for the New Year's Eve countdown. The illuminated crystal ball that descends in New York City a minute before midnight has become such a famous...