Holidays and special occasions

Picnic Pleasures

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A great part of the fun of going on picnics is choosing a lovely outdoor venue. A hike at a nature preserve is sure to whet the appetite. For families with young children, an ideal spot for a casual picnic with little ones is a community park, combined with a visit to a great playground. For some, nothing appeals more than a picnic at a beach. To get off the beaten path, try local historic sites. A perfect spot adds much to the enjoyment of a picnic; the experience is transformed from merely eating lunch outdoors to a refreshing lift for the spirit and all the senses. more→

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Hanukkah Recipes (featuring vegan latkes)

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As every child knows, Hanukkah is pure fun and joy. It hasn’t the solemnity of major Jewish holidays, nor a trove of symbolic foods to be eaten at a central feast, save for potato pancakes, or latkes, which are a must. And the candle-lighting ritual—adding one more candle each night for the eight nights of Hannukah—and dreidel games are eagerly anticipated by children as well as the child that lives in all of us. more→

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