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Winners take cash prizes in Carlisle Halloween Parade

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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume

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Halloween holograms bring ghosts to life

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Williamstown Hanging Holiday Displays To Make Halloween Parade More Festive

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Williamstown Hanging Holiday Displays To Make Halloween Parade More Festive


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Least, most affordable places for your holiday vacation

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The origins of holiday traditions

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Magical Diwali Festival returns to Round Rock for a second year
The City of Round Rock is bringing back the magical Diwali Festival in Centennial Plaza on Saturday from 3-10 p.m. The “Festival of Lights” will have mouth watering foods, fun music, a fashion show and the streets will be decorated with festival inspired lights. Savory food, music, cultural dance, arts & crafts, fashion show and more this Saturday at Diwali Festival of Lights: https://t   Read More ...
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LOOK: Man ‘Wins’ Halloween With ‘Graveyard Of Dying Trends’
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Winners take cash prizes in Carlisle Halloween Parade
The winners of divisions in the Carlisle Halloween Parade Tuesday night received cash prizes. Prizes of $20, $30, $40 and $50 went to fourth through first place finishers, respectively, in the divisions of small walking groups, large walking groups and walking groups with vehicles. Prizes for the winners in the floats division received $20, $50, $60 and $70, depending on placement   Read More ...
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Diwali: One festival, many customs
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LOOK: Man ‘Wins’ Halloween With ‘Graveyard Of Dying Trends’
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LOOK: Man ‘Wins’ Halloween With ‘Graveyard Of Dying Trends’
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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Go Christmas Tree Shopping in October Wearing, Well, This
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7 Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About Halloween
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13 Nights Of Halloween 2017 Schedule: Full List Of Movies, ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ More
The year is moving rather quickly, but there is still time left in the Halloween season to enjoy some ghosts, ghouls, witches, and your favorite spooky movies. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 19, the 2017 schedule for the 13 Days of Halloween officially begins on Freeform, and that means a lot of your favorite movies are coming your way. If you wanted to watch and many others for 13 days straight, this would be your chance   Read More ...
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You Can Eat a Christmas Feast and Attend the Yule Ball at the Real-life Hogwarts
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When is Diwali and how do people celebrate the festival of lights?
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Guthrie to present its first female Scrooge in 'Christmas Carol'
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22-year-old arrested in 2016 'Freddy Krueger' mass shooting at S.A. Halloween party
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Donald Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, hails contributions of Indian-Americans
US President Donald Trump has celebrated his first Diwali at the White House during which he hailed the incredible contributions of the Indian-American community and said he valued his very strong relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump and his daughter Ivanka was joined by senior Indian-American members of his administration including Nikki Haley, his Ambassador to the United Nations and Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services   Read More ...
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Online Halloween retailer removes Anne Frank costume
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Diwali at White House: 'Greatly value my very strong relationship with Prime Minister Modi,' says US President Donald Trump
In a first, US President Donald Trump continued a tradition started by his predecessor Barack Obama and lit a diya to celebrated Diwali at the White House. The US President shared a video message on his Facebook page, where he not only talked about 'the Hindu Festival of Lights' but also reiterated his trust in 'very strong relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi'   Read More ...
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Donald Trump, daughter Ivanka celebrate Diwali in Oval office
US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in Oval Office of the White House along with senior Indian-American members of the administration, including Nikki Haley, Seema Verma and community leaders. Cabinet ranking Haley is US ambassador to the UN and Seema Verma is administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ajit Pai, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission and Raj Shah his Principle Deputy Press Secretary were among those from his administration   Read More ...
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US President Donald Trump celebrates Diwali in Oval office
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USA: Festive Trump tells stores to say ‘Merry Christmas’
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Halloween holograms bring ghosts to life
SEATTLE - Growing up in a world of animation and imagination, Pete Reichert always had a knack for creativity, “Even as a kid I was always into Halloween and the holidays. Always the person working on crazy costume ideas.” Specializing in “digital decorations”, AtmosFX allows anyone to deck out their home or event’s holiday look with professionally animated visual effects – all you need is a projector or television set   Read More ...
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Williamstown Hanging Holiday Displays To Make Halloween Parade More Festive
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (CBS) – One town in New Jersey is getting into the holiday spirit just a little bit early this year leaving some scratching heads. “We knew it was going to draw attention. That was the idea of putting it up early,” said Councilman Cody Miller about the festive holiday display that’s now decorating the town. Miller, who assists with Main Street Williamstown, says they wanted something special for this weekend’s Halloween parade   Read More ...
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Christmas tree donated to City of New Haven
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Least, most affordable places for your holiday vacation
As the song goes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. But if you prefer to get away, there are plenty of cheap holiday trips you can take. To help you pinpoint where to spend your Thanksgiving or Christmas without breaking your budget, GOBankingRates looked at six factors in popular destinations: the cost of hotels, holiday flights, food, drinks, transportation and entertainment   Read More ...
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What's the most outrageous item in the 2017 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book?
The holiday shopping guide, which started out as a catalog in 1926, offers an array of gift ideas from classic to unusual — but what it's best known for are its "Fantasy Gifts," which include some pretty outrageous items (and price tags!). Here are some gifts from the 91st edition of the book: New Year's Eve at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Times Square, $1,600,000 "Imagine experiencing New Year’s Eve on a rooftop above New York’s Time Square with 299 of your nearest and dearest   Read More ...
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The origins of holiday traditions
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here. Christmas tree: Christmas trees have a long history. During the pre-Christian era, trees symbolized a connection between heaven and Earth, according to AllThingsChristmas.com. Similar ideas are found in the Old Testament – trees symbolized wisdom and life   Read More ...
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The Diwali stamp has added to the charm
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) gets more than 40,000 requests for issuing new stamps to highlight various issues and ends up accepting about 25. Last year, the agency issued a Diwali stamp, making the occasion special for the Indian-American community, which had campaigned for it for more than two decades. “We started celebrations last year and it continues. Diwali is brighter than earlier, and more charming,” said Ranju Batra, the New York-based community activist and chair, Diwali Stamp Project, who relentlessly pursued the goal for six years   Read More ...
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Christmas Assistance registration begins
Starting in mid-October families can register for Christmas assistance. Poverty effects thousands of Eastern Iowans and the Salvation Army established Christmas Assistance to give a little help to those in need of toys or meals this holiday season. Both families and individuals are encouraged to register for Christmas Assistance. The Salvation Army will accept donations for toys in the coming weeks once registration is complete   Read More ...
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Man shot to death in Dorchester Holiday Inn room
Boston police say a man was shot to death early this morning in a room at the Holiday Inn Express at South Bay. The victim, described by police as a male in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. "This incident does not appear to be random," department spokeswoman Officer Rachel McGuire said. Officers responded to the hotel on a report of a person shot at 4:15 a   Read More ...
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For Halloween: Murder and mayhem on the streets of Austin | Austin Found
Stories of murder and mayhem on the streets of Austin are scary enough for Halloween, but only at a safe distance. Recent violence is off limits for this sort of entertainment. Zesty author Richard Zelade tallied up the local score for the city’s first 100 years or so in his slim volume, “Austin Murder & Mayhem” (The History Press). “Most of the stories I have chosen, I realized as I was wrapping up the manuscript, involve the three Ls: lawmakers, lawmen and lawyers, with some soldiers and servant girls throw in,” Zelade writes   Read More ...
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How Trump botches the politics of ‘Merry Christmas’
President Trump has once again turned a holiday greeting into a political football. At the Values Voter Summit on Friday, as evidence of his defense of “Judeo-Christian values,” the president promised to roaring cheers from the crowd that “we will be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” The onslaught of politically correct secularism will be stemmed, he suggested, and those wishing people “Happy Holidays” will be rebuffed as the godless elites they really are   Read More ...
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Why a Diwali firework ban won't help Delhi's pollution
Updated 0604 GMT (1404 HKT) October 17, 2017. New Delhi (CNN)October 19 marks the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights which across India is marked by colorful but polluting pyrotechnics. But this year, the country's top court has moved to implement a complete ban on the sale of fireworks in and around New Delhi. The decision is intended to help improve the Indian capital's notoriously poor air quality -- ranked among the world's worst -- but will it work? Temporary solutions According to a report on global air quality by the Health Effects Institute, air pollution led to the deaths of an estimated 1   Read More ...
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‘Where’s Kylie?’: Why Kylie Jenner Was Absent from Mom Kris’ KUWTK On-Set Christmas Special Photo
‘Tis the season! The KarJenners were joined by a very special guest when the family began filming their Keeping Up with the Kardashians Christmas special on Monday: now-retired Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Joined by Santa Claus and his Christmas elves, matriarch Kris Jenner shared a photo to Twitter of the family posing at her home with Kerrigan, who sported pink ice skates   Read More ...
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Heavyweight Pot for Holiday Entertaining
At Staub, the French cookware company, they call this a heritage braiser because it was inspired by one in their archives. It was originally made for chefs, and it is handsome enough to go from stove to table. The sloping 3½-quart enameled cast iron vessel is extremely versatile and can cook paellas, risottos, frittatas, clams or mussels, in addition to braising meats and poultry   Read More ...
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