2012 HOLIDAYS

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Local holiday entertainment for the family

You don’t have to travel far from Lewiston-Auburn to find an array of holiday entertainment offerings suitable for families. Here are a few upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. The Mike Willette Christmas Show – Dec. 15 – Franco-American Heritage Center ...

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Holiday traditions abound at home and around the world

According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of tradition is the handing down of a belief or a custom. At no time are traditions more cherished than during the holiday season. Maybe in your family there is a special ornament that has been handed down through the generations and ...

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Recipes to spice up the holiday season

Create a three course meal with little preparation, but bursting with flavor this holiday season. Start off with a Roasted Beet Salad combining beets, feta cheese, walnuts and a spicy citrus vinaigrette. Follow with a Pork Roast with Spicy Cranberry Orange Glaze seasoned with Tabasco brand Origin...

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Did you know? Shuttle buses

Many area shopping malls offer some method of transportation between tourist sites or transportation hubs. For shoppers looking to avoid the hassles of finding a parking space at malls and shopping centers, shuttle buses may be the answer. For example, the Mall of America in Minneapolis offers fr...

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Healthy, tasty holiday desserts

While holiday memories often center on family meals, including special, traditional desserts, many families may be concerned about the extra calories-but there are some smart and simple ways for families to overcome this challenge. To preserve your traditions and help your family’s w...

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How to establish a holiday shopping budget

In 2010, holiday spending forecasts were bleak. Groups like that National Retail Federation were predicting that 2011 holiday spending would increase only by roughly 2.5 percent from the previous year. Such a forecast unnecessarily worried retailers, who ultimately had prosperous sales that excee...

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Auld Lang Syne: Translations for the new age

"Auld Lang Syne" is the song traditionally played at the stroke of midnight at parties, festivals and gatherings across the United States. In fact, it is the preferred song for most of the English-speaking world on New Year's Eve. Many people know the words and the music, but have no idea what th...

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Great gift ideas for seniors

Exchanging gifts has become synonymous with the holiday season. Family members exchange gifts with one another, men and women trade gifts and greeting cards with their coworkers and students participate in grab bag gift exchanges in the classroom. Giving gifts is such a big part of the hol...

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Five tips for a happy holiday gathering

The holiday season is all about gathering family and friends together. But hosting any kind of holiday gathering means stacking a lot of items on your plate during an already busy season, taking the fun out of the festivities. With a little planning and the right attitude, you can pull off a fant...

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Cooking: Have your cake and eat it too with 'Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts'

The dessert table doesn't have to be an enemy during the holidays. Simply be mindful of portions. "It isn't necessary to feel deprived of your favorite desserts," explained Cheryl Toner, M.S., R.D. "Instead, shift your thinking to how much is enough. When you are living an active, healthy ...