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Christmas

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  • A perfect prescription for holiday spending

    Holiday shopping budgets are taking a bit hit in this year's "Twelve Days of Christmas" shopping list. The annual survey from PNC Wealth Management found that rounding up the leaping lords, drumming drummers and a flock of assorted birds from the...
  • Do the insurance thing for your holiday bling

    Just because the candy canes are gone, the tree is in the trash and the poinsettia is dead doesn't mean the holidays are over. For that to be true, you need to buy some more insurance. And it wouldn't kill you to get off your behind and take down those...
  • Go Away With ... Maiara Walsh

    Go Away With ... Maiara Walsh
    Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...
  • Obama visits troops, spends a low-key Christmas with family

    President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made their customary Christmas visit to greet troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, offering thanks and encouragement to some 580 service members before spending the evening at home with friends and family. The...
  • Florida travel calendar for December

    Florida travel calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
  • Christmas arrives early on Firehouse Lane

    On Sept. 17, the following Facebook message from Jason Reph, 28, of Bushkill Township popped up on my email. "Getting ready!" it said. For most of us, that could mean pretty much anything. But if you know Jason Reph, you understood exactly what he was...
  • Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz

    Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz
    Here's a good topic for your Christmas gathering with family and friends: What is the most annoying Christmas song ever? I'll vote for either the mawkish "Christmas Shoes" or the aggravatingly jaunty "Feliz Navidad." Others might choose "Santa Baby,"...
  • Bethlehem woman, 88, recalls Christmas traditions

    Bethlehem woman, 88, recalls Christmas traditions
    I received the Christmas reminiscence below last year from Julia Romanchak, 88, of Bethlehem. I think it's wonderful, but a series of misadventures — all my fault — kept it from being published. I wanted to run it before this holiday...
  • Go away with Maiara Walsh

    Go away with Maiara Walsh
    Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...
  • Cruise lines roll out holiday themes for merry travelers

    Cruise lines roll out holiday themes for merry travelers
    Arguably, it's the most wonderful time of the year to take a cruise: the holiday season. Ships are decorated to the nines (so you don’t have to struggle with tangled up knots of Christmas lights), festive feasts are prepared and served (so you can...
  • Florida's resorts light up for the winter holidays

    Florida's resorts light up for the winter holidays
    Oh, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Florida resorts -- what with decorations including twinkling lights, towering trees, gingerbread houses, garlands and poinsettias, as well as holiday themed entertainment including an icy attraction,...