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New Year Traditions in America

New Year Traditions in America

   In the U.S., New Year’s Day is becoming a time to relax and recover from the previous holidays.    Morning hours can include watching the spectacular Rose Bowl Parade on television and later seeing the game.    Americans generally ignore the good-luck traditions that are popular in other countries. But a large percentage of us still think we can cook and […]

by · January 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article

Come Find It in Florence in 2018

By Sandy Dale      The Wheel of the Year has once again completed a full revolution. We are blessed with a clean new slate for those pesky resolutions. It’s a waste of energy to dwell on the fact that some of us didn’t quite accomplish the resolutions we made last year. Better to begin afresh, I say.    This year, I […]

by · January 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Boxing Day — What It Is and Why It Is Celebrated

Boxing Day — What It Is and Why It Is Celebrated

Boxing Day occurs every year on December 26th. It’s a national holiday in the UK and Ireland. If the day after Christmas falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is designated as the official public holiday. December 26th is also the feast day of Saint Stephen, the patron saint of horses, which is why Boxing Day has come […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Found, Unique Antique and Artisan Mall

Found, Unique Antique and Artisan Mall

By Jon DeStefano    When Amy Griesheimer decided to go into the antique business, she never had a store, a booth in a mall, or any professional experience with antiques or the antique industry. Her partner John Graefe, who she is quick to point out, is “her other half and the love of her life,” just decided to dive in. Amy […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Holiday Collectibles: Christmas Cards Since 1843

Holiday Collectibles: Christmas Cards Since 1843

By Chuck Thompson      There is some controversy as to which was the first legitimate “Christmas card.” Some accounts say Sir Henry Cole, first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, was first with the idea of a Christmas greeting card. In 1843, artist John C. Horsley was commissioned by Cole to design his first card.    The artist’s […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article