2012 HOLIDAYS

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Save when shopping this holiday season

The holiday season is filled with tradition. Many families have their own unique customs, and those traditions create lasting memories for adults and children alike. One such holiday tradition is shopping for gifts for family and friends. Many people enjoy holiday shopping, anxiously antic...

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In pursuit of the best meat pie

I had my first taste of French Canadian meat pie, known as tourtiere, while growing up in Berlin, New Hampshire. My mother’s meat pie was made mostly of hamburg with poultry seasoning while her mother’s meat pie was a mixture of hamburg and pork with varied spices. Throu...

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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. Pathway Vineyard Church – “The Nativity” December 6 through December 8 ...

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Red and green: Bringing trends and traditions together

Do you love the Christmas tradition of red and green but have a wandering eye for trendier holiday decor? If you still love the traditional Christmas combo, there are simple ways to freshen the look. Remember, nobody has a better sense of your home’s feel at the holidays than you. So...

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What time can buy

Slippers and sweaters and bathrobes, oh my! Blankets and powders and nail care, BIG SIGH. What to buy an elderly friend or family member? Some of the best gift ideas require less money and more time. A homemade DVD featuring reminiscent photos of events and family gatherings gone by combin...

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Great spots for holiday dates

Part of the magic of the holiday season is spending extra time with loved ones. Make your holiday season one to remember by planning special dates to enjoy throughout the winter months. There are plenty of restaurants and activities nearby that will set the perfect backdrop for a get-to-know-you ...

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Hang the greens and light the candles, the holidays are here

As the thanksgiving turkey leftovers get tucked to the back of the refrigerator and thoughts turn to Christmas it is time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and hang the traditional wreath on the front door. The custom of hanging greens, which include holly, ivy, evergreens and mistlet...

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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. Theater at Monmouth presents This Wonderful Life Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 Theater at Mon...

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Great gift ideas for nursing care facility residents

We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and often a time of holiday glee can become a dreaded chore especially when the people on your list live in a residential care facility. Finding the right gift for our elderly relatives and friends can be difficult under t...

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Holiday book picks

Fiction Year Zero, by Rob Reid If you take holiday cheer seriously you’ll want the funniest new book you can lay your hands on and this year that will be Year Zero. Never has the principle of writing about what you know been more creatively or effectively emp...