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Winter Solstice

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  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Nearly a million revelers crowded New York's Time Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbor and communist Vietnam held a rare Western-style countdown to the new year as the world ushered in 2011....
  • June Sights at Night

    June Sights at Night
    With dry weather on the way the next several days, there should be some great viewing of the stars and planets during the nighttime hours. Plenty will be visible for us here in West Michigan, this information is courtesy of Indiana University. The...
  • Happy Summer

    It's about time! After weeks of June gloom with a few teases, summer is finally here. "Solstice" is latin for "sun standing" and, for the last six months, the sun has been climbing further and further into the northern sky. The next few days it will...
  • Telescopes, spa make a heavenly resort

    Telescopes, spa make a heavenly resort
    MEADOWS OF THE DAN, Va. — As the winding road leads guests up the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the 12,000-acre Primland resort, you can't help but notice how close you are to the nighttime sky. No haze of city lights. No tall buildings...
  • November 22: Focus on Family - Free Winter Fun in Chicago With Kids

    November 22: Focus on Family - Free Winter Fun in Chicago With Kids
    KidWinks Free Winter Fun in Chicago with Kids Symphony in Lights - The Promenade Bolingbrook Symphony In Lights is a dazzling holiday light and music experience where hundreds of thousands of holiday lights dance to the music of Trans-Siberian...
  • 2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season

    2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season
    If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
  • On Faith: Zen and the art of living through the holiday season

    The holidays are filled with anticipation of happiness while enjoying family gatherings, parties, cookie baking, house decorating, music programs, travel, shopping and gifts. For those who have financial worries, relationship difficulties, grief, health...
  • Around Town: 'Twas the Night Before — well, you know

    ’Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the town Dr. Joe was kvetching* about Scrooge, wearing a frown. Edison had re-strung its lines with care, In hopes that the power soon would be there. The school board was nestled all snug in...
  • Few AM Showers, PM Clearing

    We're waking up to a few showers this morning.  And it's warm enough that there is no lowland snow mixed in.  This will improve our air quality.  All Burn Bans have been lifted.  We are getting a little snow in the mountains this morning -- traction tires...
  • Mild December Day

    The jet stream is tapping into tropical moisture and sending rain to our north.  Except for a little light rain this morning to the north, we'll be dry today, but we'll benefit from the warmer temps being drawn up from near Hawaii.  Expect highs near 50...
  • Small Wonders: Can you tolerate a 'Merry Christmas?'

    Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Dec. 5, 2009. Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you —something so insidious...
  • Winter Begins Tonight

    Winter Begins Tonight
    The start of winter, the winter solstice, occurs tonight at 12:30 AM EST.  After this point, we begin to add minutes of daylight as we head towards spring.