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Valentine’s Day 2013

Many folks will pamper very unconventional valentines today: their pooches. And their felines. And even their feathered friends. One in five Americans will show their non-human companions some love, spending a collective 815 million dollars on Valentine’s Day goodies for their pets, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation. In another survey, […]

The Puppy Bowl IX – 2013

Before the battle for Super Bowl glory was decided Sunday, there already was a winner — a cuddly and feisty one, for the cutest showing of athleticism. This year’s Puppy Bowl Bissell “Most Valuable Puppy” prize goes to the most courageous pooch on the field – Marta, a Schnauzer/Beagle mix, from the adoption organization AHeinz57 […]

Groundhog Day 2013 – Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow

Will spring come early this year? According to folklore, the answer hinges on a groundhog and the right weather conditions on February 2. If a groundhog emerges from its burrow and see its shadow, then six more weeks of winter weather is on the way. But if it comes out and sees no shadow, spring […]

Sports Festivus 2012

It’s that time of the year again, so dust off your aluminum pole and get ready to air your grievances. That’s right, people, it’s December 23 — also known as Festivus. As NewsFeed explained last year, Festivus is a made-up holiday popularized — and, really, immortalized — by a 1997 episode of Seinfeld called “The […]

Walmart Black Friday 2012

It’s the retail behemoth’s most visible and important day. That’s why Walmart workers will be joining the frenzied throngs outside 1.000 locations on Friday to demand better treatment. Winston Ross reports. Walmart shoppers planning their stampede survival tactics on Black Friday will find they have new company in the predawn hours – workers wielding picket […]

Happy Halloween 2012!

As thousands of little ghouls and goblins and pirates and princesses head to the streets tonight for Halloween, authorities are asking parents and drivers to be extra cautious to prevent the night having a tragic ending. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reminds parents to be prepared and consider safety when planning trick-or-treating routes and […]

Bosses Day 2012

That smacking sound you hear is a chorus of ass-kissing taking place throughout our land. Kidding! Kind of. Tuesday October 16th is National Boss Day, an actual occasion for American workers to celebrate the Michael Scott or Bill Lumbergh in their life. Judging by our survey of the many many different employee surveys out there […]

Father’s Day 2012

This Father’s Day, the most important thing to me is to celebrate it with my children. As a father of two, I know the struggles that many families face in this tough economy and share in the hopes and desires for a better future for all our kids. Almost all fathers share two big worries […]

Memorial Day 2012 events

A Memorial Day service is being held at the First Parish Church, Route 62 – on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. Troop 1 Berlin Boy Scouts will be hosting its 51st annual Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) from 7 to 10 a.m. at the First Parish Church Hall located on Central […]

Veterans Day 2011

This Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day. For numerologists, it’s doubly significant this year because it happens to be 11.11.11. November 11 used to be called Armistice Day because it was on this date in 1918 that an armistice to end World War I was signed in a railroad car in Compiegne, just outside of […]