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Here are 5 ways to find the holiday spirit you may be missing

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - Dec 11, 2017
It happens every year. We swear we won't get caught up in the commercialism that is Christmas. Then we find ourselves scouring stores and websites for gifts we don't need to buy, spending money we don't need to spend. A survey conducted by Pew Research ...  


Over 15 Easter Eggs We Spotted in the New 'Ready Player One' Trailer

NerdistCollider.com - Dec 11, 2017
When a feature film adaptation of Ready Player One was in the works, author Ernest Cline was candid about his doubts the movie would ever happen. Not only can development be a fickle beast, but the book is so packed with IP from various rights holders ...  

Fourth Of July

Catonsville 'Snowmen' fundraiser melts, donations being returned

Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun - Dec 7, 2017
Eight attempts to reach members of the Fourth of July Committee for comment over the past week -- by telephone, email, text message and Facebook messages -- have been unsuccessful. Copies of the committee's refund letter were received by at least three ...  


Suspect accused in Halloween shooting while dressed as Freddy Kruger facing new charges

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Dec 11, 2017
Robert Contreras has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a mass shooting at a 2016 Halloween party on the West Side. Photo: Courtesy Photo. Image 2 of 10. San Antonio police investigate a shooting on the ...  

Fathers Day

Loss is only temporary; Church Fathers: Day 131

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Dec 4, 2017
St.-Gregory-Nazianzen-branded-spotlight This isn't the sort of thing we usually hear at a funeral these days, but perhaps it should be. At the funeral of his father, St. Gregory Nazianzen tells his mother that the true Christian bears the loss of a ...  

Mothers Day

Kim Jong-un 'bans drinking, singing and Mothers' Day celebrations' in wake of sanctions on North Korea

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 21, 2017
North Koreans, who already endure severe restrictions on their travel and freedoms, have also been forbidden from expressing gratitude to their mothers on Mothers' Day out of concern that it detracts from their enforced adulation of dictator Kim Jong ...  

Cinco de Mayo

'Extra' host Mario Lopez will host Cinco de Mayo festival in Arizona in 2018

KPNX 12 News TVKPNX 12 News TV - Dec 5, 2017
Extra host Mario Lopez, known best as A.C. Slater from the 80's sitcom "Saved by the Bell," is bringing a new festival to Phoenix in 2018. Lopez announced at the The Scott Hotel on Saturday that he will be hosting a festival called Cinco de Mario. The ...  


A New African Tradition for Hanukkah

New York TimesNew York Times - Dec 4, 2017
For Meskerem Gebreyohannes, all of the Jewish holidays bring doro wat, a luxurious chicken dish she makes with slowly cooked onions and a red chile sauce layered with flavors from the African spice trail. Despite growing up in a Jewish family in Harar ...  

St. Patricks Day

Flogging Molly Will Play Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Concert, a Week Early This Time

Dallas ObserverDallas Observer - Dec 14, 2017
Sometimes traditions have to be flexible. Just like our annual St. Patrick's Day Concert, which encountered a minor snafu when its usual location, Energy Square on Greenville Avenue, began a major renovation that will still be in the works this March ...  

Turkey Day

Turkey Day 5K in Elmira, NY

The BelltowerThe Belltower - Dec 5, 2017
This Thanksgiving was my high school's (Notre Dame High School) fifth annual “Turkey Day 5K,” a 5K that people excitedly run or walk on the morning of Thanksgiving. The run is always well-attended, and a few people go all-out and wear turkey hats and ...  

Valentines Day

REDD: Thanks for you support during a busy 2017
Lufkin Daily News - Dec 6, 2017

Those wonderful valentines that the children made were then given out to the veterans at the Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic on Valentines Day. Also in February, both Post and Auxiliary 113 members traveled to Livingston to help with a Four ...  


Gisele Bündchen Celebrates Daughter Vivian's 5th Birthday ...

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Dec 6, 2017
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady celebrated their daughter, Vivian Lake's, 5th birthday on Tuesday in adorable photos they shared on their respective Instagram accounts. Brady, 40, gushed about his little girl in the caption of a photograph of Vivian and ...  

Housewarming Party

SPCA of Texas presents Home for the Holidays Housewarming Party

CultureMap DallasCultureMap Dallas - Nov 15, 2017
They'll all be auctioned off at the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays Housewarming party. Dress up in your tackiest holiday attire and peruse Bark+Build Lane while enjoying bubbly beverages, festive food, and holiday music provided by LeForce ...  

Labor Day

Despite parent support for a later school start, LAUSD classes will begin in mid-August for next 3 years

LA School ReportLA School Report - Dec 13, 2017
Despite a majority of surveyed parents wanting school to start after Labor Day, the LA Unified school board voted Tuesday to keep the current school calendar for the next three years. Classes will begin in mid-August, with a week off for Thanksgiving ...  

Anzac Day

YEAR IN REVIEW: Myer's closure, bushfires, no mergers – January, 2017

Central Western DailyCentral Western Daily - Dec 16, 2017
January 13: Orange's RSL Sub-branch said the Anzac Day march would still go ahead despite threats from increasing demands for security to prevent terrorist attacks. “If it was not on here, we'd all get hung,” sub-branch secretary Les McGaw said. We ...  

Mardi Gras

The war that halted Mardi Gras masking | NOLA.com
NOLA.com - Dec 10, 2017

New Orleans leaders were concerned about enemy agents using costumes during Carnival.  

Super Bowl

2018 Super Bowl odds for NFL Week 14: Seahawks jump after huge ...

CBSSports.comCBSSports.com - Dec 7, 2017
The Seahawks have been up and down this year, but is it time to get in on them as a Super Bowl pick?  

Santa Claus

Santa Claus staying busy
Herald-Mail Media - Dec 7, 2017

Santa Claus will be busy in Hancock on Saturday. The jolly fellow invites you to join him for Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 16 E. High St. The cost is $7 per adult; $5 for ages 4 to 12; and free for those 3 and ...  

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