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A Christmas Gift from Taryn Darr: Grandma Frances’ Wassail Recipe

Wassail ‘wäsəl,’ ‘wä-sāl’ verb To drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way. To go from house to house at Christmas singing carols. (“Here we go a-wassailing…”) noun Spiced cider or ale or mulled wine and spices drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve. I grew

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Buyer Beware: It’s Scalper Season

How to guarantee you are getting the best prices when you buy tickets for a family outing this holiday season It’s the most wonderful time of the year: twinkly lights are on the trees, your favorite peppermint and eggnog beverages are on sale at all the coffee shops, family and friends are coming to visit

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The Golden Door

By Albert Evans, Artistic Associate In 1949, Irving Berlin added a new song to his soon-to-open Broadway musical, Miss Liberty, a fictional account of the sculpting of the Statue of Liberty. Instead of writing his own lyric, Berlin borrowed lines from “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on a bronze plaque and

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