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Celebrating the Jewish holiday Hanukkah: An interview with Matthew Thompson

Celebrating the Jewish holiday Hanukkah: An interview with Matthew Thompson

December 10, 2018

The purpose of Hanukkah is to celebrate the Jews´ victory over a tyrant king, and the re-dedication of the second Temple in Jerusalem. So when a small family of Jewish people gathers around their dining room table, a feast is beautifully presented before them. The menorah is delicately lit, each of the eight flames dancing brightly. The food displayed shows crisped potato pancakes (latkes), shimm...

Behind the Scenes of the Sawnee Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker

Behind the Scenes of the Sawnee Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker

December 5, 2018

Her heart is racing, and butterflies are fluttering in her stomach. The cold wind from the AC backstage is the only thing keeping her cool. She jumps repeatedly in place, her pointe shoes silently tapping the ground. The audience cheers for the last act. Without thinking, a red lipped smile masks her anxiousness. The sweet sound of her shoes against the marley flooring along with the music for the...

Top 10 gifts to get teens on black friday and cyber monday

Top 10 gifts to get teens on black friday and cyber monday

November 15, 2017

It is almost that time of year again. Parents will be entering stores looking for the best deals of the season. Here are the latest deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Apple Watch series three, starting price $329.99 from Target. The Apple watch, created in 2015, has been a very popular  and profitable gift for apple. Consumers can answer calls, ask Siri a question, and so much more. No phones are needed to work the watch either. It is a very stylish accesso...

Fall fun with family and friends

Fall fun with family and friends

October 27, 2017

Fall is the time of year full of family, friend and holiday fun. The leaves change color, animals go into hibernation, and the holidays begin. From Apple Picking, to camping, to Pumpkin Pie, fall is a wonderful time for families to participate in fun outdoor activities or bake delicious deserts. Apple Picking at Hillcrest Orchards What better activity for a weekend with your family than apple p...

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