Friday, December 23, 2011
Take a look at some of the most popular winter holidays, and some of the newer traditions they have spawned.
Christmas With a name literally meaning "Christ's Mass," the biggest Christian holiday has become the biggest commercial event in the world. In what may be a surprise to many, a Christmas-like holiday was actually celebrated by the Norse in Scandinavia hundreds of years prior to Jesus' birth. People feasted over burning Yule logs in observance of the winter solstice, according to the History Channel. Now, kids roll into bed the night of Christmas Eve in anticipation of the magical Santa Claus, whose legend of generosity traces back to third-century Turkey. Hanukkah Jewish scripture suggests the origins of Hanukkah, also known as the "festival of lights," date back to around 200 B.C., when a group of Jews in Israel worked to cleanse and …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Savage Mill is certainly in the Christmas spirit.
Every December, Historic Savage Mill pulls out dozens of Christmas trees, fake snow and twinkling lights in preparation for holiday shoppers. By now, man people are nearly done with their shopping-but can you last-minute shoppers spot these decoratons around the Mill?
Saturday, December 17, 2011
HCPD provided a list of safety tips for shopping and travel this holiday season.
As holiday shopping and parties increase through the end of the year, Howard County Police Chief William McMahon announced that the department is putting more officers on-duty to patrol stores and enforce traffic laws. Here is a list from HCPD to help residents stay safe during the busy next few weeks:
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Residents gathered earlier this month to light up the Carroll Baldwin commons tree and bid on a painting of the community hall.
More than 70 residents form the Savage area showed up at the Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall earlier this month to carry-on a local tradition and raise money for the town meeting place. After the lights came on in the commons tree, residents took bids on a painting by Savage Mill artist Roxana Sinex. According to Carroll Baldwin Memorial Institute (CBMI) president Brian Clifford, $2,000 will go to renovating and upkeep of the hall after Susan Garber won the painting for $1,000. The hall has a matching grant, which doubles the funds raised by CBMI.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Advice for eating the goodies you like over the holidays — the healthy way.
Thanksgiving represents a major kick off to the holiday festival of foods that flows non-stop right up to the New Year. Just how do we resist the parade of goodies barraging us at pastry-packed parties and at those holiday dinners with all of our favorite family recipes heaped a top a china dish. The answer is simple — don't. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE Paulette Thompson, RD, nutrition educator and former long-time dietician for Giant Foods headquartered in Prince George's County, said the holidays are probably not the best time to think about losing weight and being restrictive. Calling herself a "foodie" dietician who likes food and likes cooking, Thompson claims a better goal is to end the holidays at the same weight you started out with. …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Funny facts about Thanksgiving, including what the type of pie you choose says about your personality.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Lisa Rossi
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Nearly 88 percent of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation will be eating turkey at Thanksgiving. But who will be eating out? And what pie will everyone be eating? And how can we all do it without majorly compromising our health? Read on to find out. 1) Thanksgiving: It’s for Slackers Too. About 14 million Americans will go to a restaurant for their Thanksgiving meal this year, according to a National Restaurant Association survey. Overall, 55 percent of Americans plan to eat at their own home on Thanksgiving, according to the survey. 2) Black Friday in the Black of Night In 2010, 24 percent of Black Friday shoppers hit stores before 4 a.m., according to the National Retail Federation. This year, more shoppers are expected …