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Holidays

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Top Holidays Articles

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  • Traditional feast focuses on future

    Traditional feast focuses on future
    Tomorrow marks the passing of 25 days since the 25th of December. During that time we have seen the trees recycled, the ornaments and decorations stashed away for another year, and, in the aftermath of all those holiday feasts, the diets started. That...
  • The Valley Line: Oakmont League holds annual Christmas party

    The Valley Line: Oakmont League holds annual Christmas party
    Hard to believe but Christmas day is just six days away! There just wasn't enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to get everything done and I'm still scrambling. It has been parties, parties and more of the same. It is a jovial season and the...
  • Teens most likely to drink during holidays, experts say

    ‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, but mental health experts say it’s also a period when teens are most likely to experiment with alcohol. For many teens, December marks the first time they will...
  • Van Bloem Singers ensemble does it 'for love'

    Van Bloem Singers ensemble does it 'for love'
    Amid the carolers and choruses who will volunteer in local holiday performances this month, one longtime group offers what they hope will be something a little different. The Van Bloem Singers plan to entertain with relatively modern Christmas music...
  • A new face for Scrooge at Glendale's Centre Theatre

    A new face for Scrooge at Glendale's Centre Theatre
    Daniel Roebuck has some big slippers to fill. The TV and film veteran is taking on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Glendale Centre Theatre's annual production of “A Christmas Carol” following the death of Mario Di Gregorio, who played the...
  • A Noise Within gives lush retelling of 'A Christmas Carol'

    A Noise Within gives lush retelling of 'A Christmas Carol'
    "Marley was dead, to begin with." December brings many things specific to the season and one of them is "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens' rich tale of redemption, a staple offering of countless theater companies this month, across the country and...
  • Christmas tree goes up at Glendale City Hall

    Christmas tree goes up at Glendale City Hall
    For the first time in three years, the city of Glendale hosted a Christmas tree-lighting event in Parcher Plaza at City Hall. While the city still erected a tree and decorated it in the past, tight budgeting prompted officials to nix the roughly $2,000...
  • Dining Out: Goodie Girls cupcakes are the surprise of the season

    Dining Out: Goodie Girls cupcakes are the surprise of the season
    I try to approach restaurants with impartiality but the cold hard truth is I don't like cupcakes. The white sugar, white flour, and unnatural colors turn me off. They're the adult version of Barbie dolls. I prefer my sweets more rustic. So when Goodie...
  • La Cañada Turkey Trot draws in 1,400 entrants, some in costume

    La Cañada Turkey Trot draws in 1,400 entrants, some in costume
    The forecast promised rain on Thanksgiving, but luckily for La Cañada residents that promise and the clouds that came with it were broken Thursday morning as the sun shone down on Memorial Park for the 20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive,...
  • Spotlight on the holidays: Local stages are filled with holiday cheer

    Spotlight on the holidays: Local stages are filled with holiday cheer
    It's that time of year when, once again, local stages light up with holiday-themed treats for audiences of varying ages. The festive offerings range from the soulful (a symphonic concert) to the intentionally ridiculous (anarchic clowning, a British-style...
  • Start the Presses: Stop and smell the turkey

    Start the Presses: Stop and smell the turkey
    Here's the scene: I'm sitting at the breakfast bar in a condominium rental a few blocks away from the University of Washington, watching the famously gloomy Seattle skies get grayer and grayer. I have to write a column, and I have no idea what in the...
  • A Word, Please: An essay on the essentials of S

    A Word, Please: An essay on the essentials of S
    Around this time of year, I usually give out advice about how to avoid the errors people make forming plurals and possessives on their holiday cards. You know, like how some people goof up and write “Merry Christmas from the Smith’s” or...