All in all, it's a busy holiday season unto itself. Still, the winter holiday season just doesn't seem to have the cache of the one that spans Thanksgiving to the turn of the new year. Maybe we're too partied out to really put that much into it.
The Christmas season has always been a special time in Westminster. For generations; long before our current tradition of an electric light parade right after Thanksgiving, the city came together for a community celebration and a parade called the Christmas Treat.
The printed Santas, silver bells and snowy villages were tucked away in cabinets at downtown Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library for longer than anyone can remember. Now, for the first time in decades of safekeeping, some 450 cards, historic and otherwise, are now on display.
As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge them to go even further.
It's hard to argue that we're fighting a War on Christmas when so many combatants don't know what they're fighting for. How are we supposed to understand why maintaining Christmas as part of our culture is important, when we don't understand what Christmas represents?
The Bond Mill Winter Concert kicked off the holiday season in North Laurel. The holiday spirit of giving was evident at Bond Mill Elementary with fundraising for the typhoon victims in the Philippines and collection of children's books for the library in Laborie, St. Lucia.
On behalf of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, I would like to thank the citizens of greater Bel Air for their attendance and enthusiasm at yesterday's (Sunday, December 1) Bel Air Main Street Christmas Parade and Shamrock Park Celebration.
Harford County's Jewish community will begin the annual eight-day celebration of Hanukkah Wednesday night, and they, like their counterparts across the country, will also be able to enjoy Thanksgiving in the midst of that observance.
As the region prepares for possible inclement weather during the Thanksgiving/ Hanukkah holiday, the State Highway Administration on Tuesday unveiled new devices for tracking and battling winter storms.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Turkey Day, too, Thursday, Nov. 28. I pray that your Thanksgiving celebration is a delightful affair and one for which you have much to be thankful. To all you travelers or folks who have family and friends who will be traveling, safe trips to all!
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Brace yourself for the epic convergence of two holidays – a celebration of rich dishes, piles of sweets and family togetherness the likes of which have never before been seen and won't be repeated for more than 77,000 years.
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Generally, we're content with the foundational myths of idyllic times for American Indians and white settlers, which is perpetuated during elementary school pageants held just before Thanksgiving. Of course, the facts are much more robust.
The holiday theater season in Anne Arundel County started early in December and lasted through this past week, with festive and sacred concerts, "The Nutcracker" ballet and annual favorites showcasing the talents of local children.
All in all, this Sunday will be a big day, but one that should be a good deal less frantic than the many leading up to it. This shouldn't make it seem anticlimactic, but rather peaceful, which is very much in keeping with the holiday's greater message.