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  • Holiday Culinary courses
    Holiday Culinary courses
    October marks the start of the holiday season and the hustle and bustle of preparations. While some have become old pros at it, others will just be beginning to understand the meaning of holiday preparation. High on the list; if not number one; is...
  • All Angels
    Bethlehem A.D. calls out to angels for 2014 season
    Angels can be seen on high for three glorious December nights in Redwood City, California.The Bethlehem A.D. season has started and the call is out for angels who can dance and one angel who can act.Around the manger and rooftops, Bethlehem A.D....
  • Johnnyswim to release a Christmas EP in digital format release on November 11
    Johnnyswim to release a Christmas EP in digital format release on November 11
    Announced on Monday, September 29 via Sacks & Co., the husband-and-wife duo, Johnnyswim, will be releasing their first Christmas EP, featuring four holiday favorites, and one live original song. The EP was produced by Abner Ramirez, one-half...
  • Cover of "A Crafty Christmas" by Mollie Cox Bryan
    Read “A Crafty Christmas” by Mollie Cox Bryan
    This is the fourth book in the Cumberland Creek Mystery series by Mollie Cox Bryan. The first book, “Scrapbook of Secrets” was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel and made my list of the Best Books for Book...
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT arrives on Blu-ray
    Anchor Bay has released the "30th Anniversary Edition" of Silent Night, Deadly Night on Blu-ray...and what a thing of beauty it is!For those of you who aren't in the know, Silent Night, Deadly Night proved to be quite controversial...
  • Christmas Cactus
    Five easy-to-care for holiday plants you'll be glad you bought
    These easy-to-care for holiday plants bring bright color and cheer to the holidays, and don't require a lot of effort on your part. So, go ahead and fill your home with the cheer of fresh flowers this year with these blooming holiday plants...
  • Chef Mavro spreads his culinary joy with celebrity-style Star Catering Service
    Chef Mavro spreads his culinary joy with celebrity-style Star Catering Service
    Hawaii’s top chef, Chef Mavro is now spreading his culinary wizardry with the launch of Star Catering to bring his delicious creations into homes and event venues.Mavro explained the new service as a delicious nutshell that can be delivered...
  • Chronicles of the Son
    Rap music and s'mores kick off Bethlehem A.D.
    There’s nothing like enjoying some s’mores while listening to rap music.Both will be making appearances at the season Kick Off for the 2014 Bethlehem A.D. on September 20 in Redwood City.From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Bethlehem A.D. stage...
  • Where Treetops Glisten
    Curl Up in Front of the Fire With the Perfect Christmas Read
    Three of the most beloved Christian authors of World War II-era fiction have come together to gift their readers with the new Christmas release, Where Treetops Glisten (WaterBrook Press/September 16, 2014/ISBN: 978-1601426482/$14.99), a collection...
  • Frozen
    Top gifts for Frozen fans: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and more
    Disney Animation's blockbuster hit "Frozen" has gained fans around the world. Sisters Anna and Elsa, brave Kristoff, evil Prince Hans, silly Sven and loveable Olaf easily captured the hearts of all ages. This list will help you give...
  • Polar Express returns to Heber Valley Railroad starting November 28th
    Polar Express returns to Heber Valley Railroad starting November 28th
    For many families the "North Pole Express" via the Heber Valley Railroad is a tradition during the holidays. The 90 minute train ride allows families and friends to gather on-board with Santa and his Elves for stories, songs, hot...
  • Homemade fudge recipes: How to make penuche
    Homemade fudge recipes: How to make penuche
    Penuche is an Italian fudge that is traditionally made at Christmas time. It can be tricky to make and you will need a candy thermometer in order to get it right. But it really is worth the effort.You will need a candy thermometer, 8x8-inch square...
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra on stage
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra coming to Saint Louis this December
    It must be nearing the holiday season, as scary as that seems (can you believe Halloween decorations are out in stores already?), because rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra has already announced their tour dates for the winter. One date will be of...
  • Real Santa: A Novel
    Chicago novelist attempts to recapture Christmas spirit, but there's an edge
    Note: I recently received an advance copy of Chicago-based writer William Elliot Hazelgrove's latest novel, Real Santa. The book is due out in October. Here is my review:In a society that has grown deeply cynical, lost faith in its old...
  • PCT presents exciting 'Sizzling Summer Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' Aug 22-24
    PCT presents exciting 'Sizzling Summer Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' Aug 22-24
    Summer continues to heat up at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as Plymouth Community Theatre (PCT)brings audiences an array of short plays with ‘Sizzling Summer Shorts: An...