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Be prepared as harsh winter approaches
Buy this photo Ploughing on: A snow plough negotiates The Plain roundabout in Oxford in the heavy snowfall in January this year with long, cold and icy winter nights ahead for all of us over the coming months, people are being urged to adopt a scouting tradition and 'be prepared'.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Whatever you call him, Santa is loved by all
Boys and girls of all ages, here is some festive poetic verse I know we all have stored in our memory banks.
A true reason for Christmas
The Archbishop of Canterbury said last month on Nov. 11 that the "absurd and ridiculous" pressure to have a perfect Christmas produces a strain that "spoils life."
The Macon Telegraph
Holiday TV listings include the classics and those trying to be
Why not? The serial killer of serial killers in sunny Miami celebrated the season several times during his just-ended Showtime run.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Saturday Afternoon is Calling You: LumiNight! 2013
Jhon Sanders, one of the amazing volunteers behind the All Souls Procession, particularly the Procession of Little Angels, is starting what could end up an equally meaningful Tucson tradition.
The Madison Press
Why Dec. 25?
Newgrange in Ireland is a mound structure built about 3,000 years before Christ.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Winter Tales, Fairies, a Christmas Carol and More Set for Abingdon Theatre's 2013 Holiday Season
Abingdon Theatre Company, now in its 21st Season, celebrates the holidays with festive new shows, scheduled throughout December, in the June Havoc Theatre .
Paul Winter's 34th Winter Solstice with Ivan Lins Set for...
The sunny and rhythmic music of Brazil will warm the hearts of New Yorkers this December when Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins and colleagues join with the Paul Winter Consort in the 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 19 through 21, at New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine, the world's largest cathedral.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Geminid meteor shower, night of December 13th
Geminid Meteor Shower; beautiful video created by Henry Jun Wah Lee of the 2010 Geminid Meteor Shower in December.
A comet for the holidays
Although the final verdict on Comet ISON is not yet in, ground- and space-based telescopes indicate that the comet fragmented, and the greater part of it vapourized, as it swung close to the sun on Nov. 28. The latest report is that some small part of the comet's nucleus did actually survive the comet's passage through the sun's corona, but that it ... (more)
A Holiday Bruncheon And "The Holiday Season and Winter Solstice ...
Take a well deserved break from craft fairs, shopping, decorating or baking and join Chef Jim Brown for a Holiday Bruncheon on December 12, 11 a.m. at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta.
Photo: Arctic sunrise: daylight disappearing in Nunavut
It's December - that means days are getting shorter. The sun tries to poke through a dark cloud as it rises in the east over an icy bay in Iqaluit.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Earth & Sky
Why aren't the earliest sunsets on the shortest day?
The year's shortest day comes at the winter solstice. But, for the Northern Hemisphere, the earliest sunsets are in early December.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
'A' is for atheist sign: Stands between Nativity scene and menorah in Chicago
"A" is displayed at Daley Plaza in Chicago- between the Nativity scene and the Jewish menorah.
Post and Courier
As days get shorter, outdoor exercisers need to focus on seeing and being seen
As we approach the winter solstice, less than three weeks away, the shortest days of the year are upon us.
Amesbury lantern parade cancelled
For the last two years, hundreds of people of all ages have taken part in the event, carrying illuminated lanterns from Stonehenge to Amesbury to mark the winter solstice.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
It's time to deck the halls for Christmas: Press Run
Now with Thanksgiving over, it's time to get down to the business of Christmas. As I went about my errands this past weekend I saw some of the first signs: a stream of cars headed into the city with cut and bagged fresh Christmas trees tied to the roof.
News Talk Florida
Arctic Blast Heads West
Even though the winter season most of us are familiar with, "astronomical" winter, doesn't begin until the winter solstice on Dec. 21, we meteorologists have already started our winter season.
Winter Solstice with Washington State Pagans
A Yule tradition that was started several years ago by now disbanded Tacoma Earth Religions Revival Association has been reawakened by the Facebook group Washington State Pagans.
December By the Numbers
Back to work and all of a sudden it's December! Seems like November flew by. November ended up to be a cooler than average month by three degrees.