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  • Almanac
    Lake effect snow, cold air and freezing rain
    Lake effect snow, cold air and freezing rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 24.1983 - This was a very cold day across...
  • Louisville's Original Ursuline Convent
    St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville
    When compared to the oldest church building in Louisville –Christ Church on South Second Street (its original structure having been completed in 1824)– Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Breckenridge Lane, built in 1963, does not...
  • Almanac
    Near blizzard conditions, strong wind and record cold
    Near blizzard conditions, strong wind and record cold top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 23.1941 - Lower Michigan is in the midst...
  • Christmas traditions hold meaning, history, comfort for many
    Christmas traditions hold meaning, history, comfort for many
    As the Christmas season runs full steam ahead, traditions can get lost in the rush. Here are a selection of the traditions too precious to be forgotten. The Advent season and the days following Christmas add to the meaning of the season. Some...
  • Lowell C. Steward
    Tuskegee Airmen were the favored escorts of WWII bomber pilots
    Today (12/22/14) the United States lost another incredible member of the Greatest Generation when Lowell Steward passed away from natural causes at the age of 95. One of the most incredible accomplishments for which he rightfully deserves to be...
  • Almanac
    Arctic air, an ice storm, and the coldest temperature ever
    Arctic air, an ice storm, and the coldest temperature ever top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 22.1872 - The temperature dropped...
  • Almanac
    Bitter cold, mild highs and heavy lake enhanced snow
    Bitter cold, mild highs and heavy lake enhanced snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 21.1967 - Temperatures soared to record...
  • Characters from "The Nutcracker" have a photo op in Times Square.
    The origins of “The Nutcracker” ballet
    “The Nutcracker” is one of the most famous ballets of all time and it is especially closely linked to Christmas. “The Nutcracker” tells the story of a brave Nutcracker who fights a wicked Mouse King in order to save a...
  • Almanac
    Warm temperatures and a two-day snowstorm
    Warm temperatures and a two-day snowstorm top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 20.1904 - Manistique had nearly 2 feet of wind-blown...
  • Almanac
    The coldest December day, thunder and heavy snow
    The coldest December day, thunder and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 19.1929 - Cold and snowy weather prevails...
  • Paul writin stuff
    Paul and the Historical Jesus
    Let's face it - the mythicist movement is one of the most intellectually dishonest movements of our time. A week doesn't pass where we don't hear a "scholar" coming out with false information "disproving" Jesus'...
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
    St. Agnes Catholic Church and Mass on a Marian holy day
    Charleston, South Carolina celebrates a so-called “Rainbow Row,” a group of thirteen colorful homes that face the Charleston Harbor. Though not as colorful as Charleston’s Rainbow Row, Louisville does have a unique cluster of its...
  • Almanac
    A barge crew tramping through the wilderness, freezing rain, and mild weather
    A barge crew tramping through the wilderness, freezing rain, and mild weather top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 18.1884 -...
  • George Stinney
    Fourteen year old boy executed for murdering two girls: Ruling overturned
    It’s been 70 years since South Carolina executed 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., a black teen who was accused of beating two young white girls to death in 1944. Within a time frame of 10 minutes, the all-white male jury found Stinney guilty...
  • "A Christmas Carol" published this day in 1843
    'A Christmas Carol,' published this day in 1843
    Charles Dickens' classic story "A Christmas Carol" was first published on this day in 1843.More than 170 years later, readers all over the world enjoy this classic."A Christmas Carol” tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge,...