| Oct 28, 2012
When my colleague Eric Zorn and I hosted our first Songs of Good Cheer, a holiday singalong, at the Old Town School of Folk Music, we thought we'd do one and be done.
But it was so much fun we did it a second year. And then a third. Now we're on year 14,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:24 PM
For opinion professionals, for public chatterers, for "public intellectuals," there is no greater holiday gift than a good, loud, crazy creche controversy.
Note how artfully Cohen the Columnist slipped in that "holiday" gift, as opposed to...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and guitarist Neil Giraldo will return to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on Sept. 15 for Jack's 7th Show.
During 93.1 Jack FM's festival, the duo will share the stage with two other headlining acts — Joe...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:37 PM
By this time next week, I will no longer have kids at R.D. White Elementary School. I know what you are thinking … so what? Children move out of elementary school every year.
While that's true, it's less frequent when a family has a child at one...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Watertown: Clayton Orlando Bale, of Watertown and formerly of Aberdeen, Minneapolis, Minn., and Spokane, Wash. passed away on June 17, 2012, in Watertown. He was 80 years old.
A funeral service and celebration of his life will take place at the Wight,...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:12 AM
"Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:05 PM
As it does every year, the Dacotah Prairie Museum is displaying a Snow Queen exhibit in conjunction with the South Dakota Snow Queen Festival.
According to the museum, visitors to the second floor will be met “with a shimmering sleigh and the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:11 PM
Protest the protest.
That's been the rallying motto as of late for the organizers of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade amid an organized effort to boycott the 104-year-old tradition.
And, by most accounts, it's working.
More than 90 boats have...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Some people spend a lot of time putting the Christmas decorations together.
Pete Archie spent two and a half weeks getting his Roanoke County home ready for the holiday. The thousands of lights and hundreds of figurines that line his front yard are...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:54 PM
I've written this 15th annual Holiday Quiz column in advance and buried a copy in a sealed container.
This way, if civilization is wiped out by the Mayan Apocalypse, future space explorers may be able to dig it up and discover how remarkably intelligent...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:00 PM
The 2nd annual “Cookie Tour” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in Uptown Somerset. There will be nine stops on the tour where participants can sample the cookies, get the recipes and vote for their favorite cookie. The participating...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 5:23 PM
A toddler struck a Christmas tree with a bat. A crowd cheered him on as it spun in circles.
The tree was stuffed with candy, a piñata to amuse the 50 or so children who celebrated the Christmas season Saturday at Fort Ritchie Community Center&...