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  • Shell Engraving
    Oldest artwork in the world discovered
    One of the most interesting archaeological finds of last year was discovered not in the ruins of an ancient city or tomb, but in the vault of a Netherlands museum. A group of archaeologists working in Holland discovered that a collection of...
  • Tulips and Daffodils
    The Beauty of Tulips and Daffodils In The Garden
    Tulips and daffodils in the garden make a lovely presence with their variety of colors and shapes. When Spring arrives, these are the bulbs that bloom profusely and thrive with the sun.Surprisingly, Tulips open up when it is sunny and close up at...
  • Flowers and river cruising, a blooming good time
    Flowers and river cruising, a blooming good time
    Vibrant colored flowers are still blooming in the Netherlands and the best is yet to be seen. Many people associate Holland with springtime tulips and with the late cloudy winter, the abundance of these beauties is just around the corner.There are...
  • Evil owl terrorizes Dutch town
    Evil owl terrorizes Dutch town
    Holy Hedwig! Residents in the northern Holland town of Purmerend have been forced to arm themselves with umbrellas and helmets against unheralded attacks by a rogue eagle owl. The bird, said to have a 6-foot wing span as been terrorizing the...
  • Saint Nicholas
    Christmas around the world, Saint Nicholas Day lessons, crafts, games, recipes
    Saint Nicholas Day is celebrated Dec. 6 in the Catholic season of Advent. St. Nicholas, where the Santa Claus legend comes,is the patron saint of children, Orthodox Christians, Russia, Belgium and Holland, says the Manila Bulletin. Teachers and...
  • De Zvaan lighthouse
    Michigan...a surprising destination
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsWhen it comes to vacations people want several things. They want to relax in a stress free environment; they want a change...
  • Yolanda Foster and David Foster
    ‘RHOBH’ star Yolanda Foster stays silent after husband is spotted with woman
    “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Foster has been focusing on her health, as she has been traveling around the country to try various treatments for her lyme disease. But this week, a report surfaced claiming that her...
  • Bols Genever
    Bols Genever, an attempt at bridging the malt whisky and vodka gap
    Today we'll be returning to the ancient come hip new cocktail spirit, genever. You may remember my review of Boomsma Oude Genever in which the pungent aroma of the pour was not at all indicative of the final sip's burst of wonderful malt...
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
    'Girl With a Pearl Earring,' other Dutch classics set for Holland homecoming
    After a two-year trip around the world in which adoring fans flocked to see them, they’re finally coming back home.No, it’s not a famous music group (though they have been compared to rock stars in their own way), but rather a group of...
  • Massachusetts State Troopers save dog pinned under car.
    Massachusetts State Police save dog pinned under car in Holland
    On June 1, 2014, Massachusetts State Troopers stationed in Sturbridge rescued a golden retriever who was pinned underneath his owner's car, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.State Troopers Paul Bertozzi and Daniel Nunes, as well...
  • Emily Bartee earned her first MMA victory
    Emily Bartee taps out Amy Holland at Hardrock MMA 60
    According to a Feb. 3 report from Bluegrass MMA, hard-hitting Kentucky phenom Emily "Bombs Away" Bartee (1-0) earned her first MMA victory by tapping out fast-rising striker Amy Holland (1-3) in the opening round of their featherweight...
  • Amsterdam walking tour and book both explore one of world's most liberal cities
    Amsterdam walking tour and book both explore one of world's most liberal cities
    A new book and walking tour explore Amsterdam as one of the world's most liberal, tolerant cities.The book is "Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City" (Doubleday) by Russell Shorto.And the walking tour, "...
  • Dutch ambassador praises Phillips Collection as a 'jewel' of Washington
    Dutch ambassador praises Phillips Collection as a 'jewel' of Washington
    The Netherlands Ambassador Rudolf Bekinkpraised the Phillips Collection, now exhibiting "Van Gogh Repetitions", as "one of the jewels of Washington".But the diplomat was dubious about Americans' pronunciations of Dutch...
  • Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) coming to town in Holland
    How Holland celebrated Christmas 100 years ago and today
    In keeping with the series taken from a one hundred year old booklet from the library of John A. Walston in North Carolina, this is the next one and it is all about how the folks in Holland kept Christmas.To read the introduction and the others...
  • Paintings by old-world masters come alive in cruise of Europe's low countries
    Paintings by old-world masters come alive in cruise of Europe's low countries
    History and art fans are invited to take a cruise back in time to medieval Europe, including stops at famous old-world cities such as Brugge, Gent, Antwerp and Amsterdam. Set to launch May 4, 2014, the nine-day voyage will be aboard the 148...
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