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Holidays

A collection of news and information related to Holidays published by this site and its partners.

Top Holidays Articles

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  • Letter: Basket program is a big success

    Letter: Basket program is a big success
    This year Burbank Coordinating Council’s Holiday Basket Program was the best one ever! We served over 550 families with food and gifts. Heartfelt thanks to all our hundreds of generous donors and volunteers. You did it! It took the help of each and...
  • Community: BCR celebrates 50 years of service

    Community: BCR celebrates 50 years of service
    BCR “a place to grow” is celebrating its golden anniversary, having started as the Burbank Center for the Retarded in 1963. The center's staff and clients wished a fond farewell in June to retiring executive director Lonna Dunson, who took...
  • Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up

    Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up
    The Christmas roller coaster at Nick and Carrie Nolan’s house was built with a lot of screws and a lot of headaches. Such are the pains in the twinkling underworld of competitive holiday lighting displays, where the drive to create the most opulent...
  • Letter: Volunteers sought for holiday baskets

    The Burbank Coordinating Council is busily preparing for its holiday basket program and we need the community's help. This program matches up needy families in our community with individuals, businesses, service organizations and all groups that are...
  • Halloween fans can get their fix 365 days a year at Burbank shop

    Halloween fans can get their fix 365 days a year at Burbank shop
    Although temporary Halloween shops pop up in neighboring cities each autumn to hawk their haunted wares for a couple months, Burbank's connection to the film industry makes it a hot spot for costume shoppers year-round. At It's A Wrap, located on...
  • On the Town: This party gives no quarter to landlubbers

    On the Town: This party gives no quarter to landlubbers
    While we still have a day to pass before the doorstep arrival of candy-coveting ghosts and goblins (which, in reality, will be more of an arrival of superheroes and princesses), the Saturday before Halloween has become the de facto night for ghoulish get-...
  • In Theory: Should pro- and anti-religion people advertise their beliefs?

    The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years — billboards. Pro- and anti-religion advertisements and messages have been appearing on the sides of buses in places as diverse as London and Dallas,...
  • Return of a Burbank Halloween treat

    Return of a Burbank Halloween treat
    The Burbank haunt that's been giving thousands of locals chills and thrills since 1990 is back this Halloween with demented dolls, ghosts and goblins. Get your fright fix this Halloween season at the Haunted Wilsley Manor II, built by longtime Burbank...
  • In Theory: Why is the church silent about religious persecution?

    Persecution affects some 600 million Christians annually, according to a study by the Hudson Institute, and the Pew Forum says Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and Kenya, Christians...
  • Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution

    Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution
    Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine. She settled on one and threw her...
  • Stage review: A static radio remake of a Capra classic

    Stage review: A static radio remake of a Capra classic
    The evergreen appeal of Frank Capra's film classic, “It's a Wonderful Life,” about a despairing Everyman who learns that his life has had profound meaning, translates not only to frequent TV airings during the holiday season, but to numerous...
  • Grinches couldn't steal the holiday

    Thank you for your article about the merchants pushing through without any help from the city and pulling off the annual Holiday in the Park (“Holiday fun without funds,” Nov. 17). It brought to light a good point: The city of Burbank knows...