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August 18, 2017

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Secret Santa Gift Guide

When it comes to getting Christmas gifts, most of us know what our close friends would love to receive; but what do you get a friend that you don’t know too well? Many of us this Christmas season will participate in group secret santas. Whether you’re picking out of a hat or using a name

Top Christmas Gifts

Another holiday season is upon us and people are filling out their wish lists. For many, gift buying can be a challenge so here are the top places to shop at, and the top gifts for this holiday season. This year, electronics are a big thing to get, and to give. Especially the Fujifilm Instax

Holiday Community Service Opportunities at Your Reach

Holiday season is here and if you’re in need of community service hours, listen to this announcement. Community Service opportunities are everywhere. Algonquin and Community elementary school PTO will be holding a holiday fair December 12, 2014 from 5:30-7:45. Within this fair the students will participate in the festive activities. This includes events such as

VIDEO:: Valentine’s Day Evolution

Fluffy teddy bears, chocolate hearts, roses by the dozen, priests, exile, and Roman soldiers… sounds like it is Valentine’s Day again! The real story behind Valentine’s Day is all about forbidden love and a priest with a beautiful heart. Back in the third century when Claudius II was the emperor of Rome, he decided that

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

With snow covered windows, sparkly garland draping the doorway, a Christmas tree complete with presents around it and high school students in elf costumes serving breakfast, the Woodland cafeteria  could have easily been mistaken for Santa’s workshop on the morning of December 1st. The aroma of maple syrup and coffee filled the air, as young

My Family Holiday

There are two types of people in this world. People who have “traditional” family holidays and people who do not. When I was a child I thought that my family holidays were picture perfect. In my mind our holiday meals looked just like the setting for a Normal Rockwell painting. Now, that I am no

The True Meaning of Christmas

Anna Boris Christmas—a time for putting up decorations, chopping down a tree, and receiving free gifts. But when those three things are reconsidered, which ones are truly important around the holidays? Nowadays, it seems as though too many people have become swept up in the holidays and are forgetting the true meaning of Christmas. It

Elf on the Shelf

“He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good,” or in this case the elf knows. In 2008 Carol Aebersol and Chanda Bell released their book Elf on the Shelf and now five years later it has become a phenomenon. Aebersold and Bell’s book is

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