This Christmas was unlike any other in Newtown.
Newtown Child To NORAD: Can Santa ‘Bring Extra Presents So I Can Deliver Them To Families That Lost Kids?’
“I’m from Newtown, Connecticut, where the shooting was,” she remembers the child asking. “Is it possible that Santa can bring extra presents so I can deliver them to the families that lost kids?”
A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play — science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example — can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.
Police say a man dressed as a Super Mario Brother has been arrested for groping a woman in New York City’s Times Square.
Hollywood has responded to the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school by pulling back on its offerings, and one star says the entertainment industry should take some responsibility for such violence.
Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!
Holiday music shouldn’t be reserved solely as background buzz or as a distant event on television, but should be celebrated locally as well. This holiday season, get in the spirit at one of these nearby holiday concerts.
Food Network Chef Keegan Gerhard shares his mother’s fruitcake recipe and proves that fruitcake can still be a delicious and special holiday treat.
These days, luxuries like vacations are often set aside and money is squirreled away for the “rainy days” the pundits are forecasting. However, the human psyche needs rejuvenating breaks for the sake of sanity and overall wellness. With some savvy planning, it is possible to take a holiday that feels like a five-star vacation without draining the pocketbook.
Local shops around the state allow your creativity to burst in making that perfect gift. Check out these tips to creating your own masterpieces this holiday season.