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Old World Village held the 11th annual International Celebration of Christmas and live Nativity play on Dec. 2. The money raised from proceeds and donations will benefit World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization. Bell choir "Beach City...
I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular...
Tags: Kwanzaa, Politics, Ocean View, Human Interest, Holidays
TODAY TILL SATURDAY Holiday Art The annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring works in glass, jewelry, ceramics and more, takes place at the Coastline Art Gallery, 10156 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....
Spellbound by a matzo ball or should I have written "matzah ball" or "matzoh ball"? And here we already have the gist of this column. It's usually a matter of … should I call it opinion, or maybe style or a whim … about how a Yiddish word...
Tags: Matzoh, Matzoh Balls, Religion and Belief, Judaism, Passover
"There are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance." — Annie Savoy, "Bull Durham" Susan Sarandon's character in "Bull Durham" expressed her unwavering devotion to the Church of...
Dance Now Miami choreographer and founder Hannah Baumgarten leads her modern dance troupe in creating several new works over the next few weeks. On May 31, Dance Now Miami will salute Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower at a fund raising event at Miami Beach...
I'm a little confused. What was all that hoopla about Shavuot? What's such a big deal about this holiday that didn't even warrant an entire chapter in my 1973 Jewish Holiday book? Yet when I went to the gym on Wednesday afternoon and saw more crowds...
Tags: Holidays, Matzoh, Yom Kippur, Religion and Belief, Shavuot
It is by no accident that Mickey Mouse remains one of the most recognizable figures in the world. Because of the marketing genius of the Walt Disney Co., that lovable mouse enjoys a reputation quite unlike that of any other corporate figure the world...
If the dead could speak, they probably wouldn't have been heard over the burst of virtual shouting and howling Walt Disney Co. drew for attempting to trademark "Dia de los Muertos" -- a bid it has since dropped. The company filed 10 applications with...
In home video's 1980s and '90s heyday, Easter emerged as a prime selling holiday. Religious epics, holiday-related classics and children and family holiday specials were marketed as "basket stuffers." As with Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter (as...
The Baltimore SunMy baby boy is about to turn 1. The where-is-time-going panic that is inducing is a post for another day, but I'm starting to wonder, as he gets older, how do we differentiate his birthday celebration from the holiday celebrations? Aaron was due on...
Tags: Mother's Day, Holidays, Christmas, Religious Festivals
I love love. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, though, I’d rather skip the whole ordeal and enjoy a date night with my husband on any other night in February. The only thing more dreadful than prix fixe Valentine’s meals are the...
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