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Articles tagged with 'christmas'


Candy Cane Lane plugs in on Friday

Published Nov. 24, 2015

Candy Cane Lane will celebrate 30 years this season when it plugs in the lights on Friday, Nov. 27. They will stay aglow through Sunday, Dec. 27.


New York's Midtown wears the holidays like no other place in America

Published Nov. 7, 2015

The world's most famous ice skating rink shimmers beneath what must be the most impressive urban tree, perhaps in the world, and the shop windows in the Center and along Fifth Avenue must be seen to be believed. Crowds queue to see the holiday spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and Times Square is decked out in green and red. And all America comes to check it out.


A very Larry Christmas

Published Dec. 24, 2014

It's the season of giving, and one that means a great deal to Larry Sanders. The Milwaukee Bucks' center opens up about what the holiday means to him, from the lessons learned as a kid in Florida to what he is hoping to teach his own children - including how to best use his status to make the holiday brighter for others.


Social Circle: Do you prefer malls or "town centers?"

Published Dec. 7, 2014

'Tis the season for shopping, so this week, asked the Social Circle if it preferred enclosed malls like Mayfair or open malls like Bayshore Town Center. The opinions, as usual, were varied.


Keep Christmas in Christmas instead of pandering to political correctness

Published Dec. 4, 2014

Someplace along the line we decided that if we change Christmas cards to holiday greetings we thought that we'd be safe from accusations of discrimination. That kind of political correctness does nothing for the spirit of the season or for those who don't celebrate. Let's be honest about differing faiths and enjoy each of them.


Ladies lead the way in the hilarious "Cudahy Caroler" at In Tandem

Published Nov. 28, 2014

Trying to get the choir back for one final performance is a task of immense difficulty, but four of the ladies provide enough laughs to make any holiday Merry. In Tandem stages "A Cudahy Caroler Christmas" for the last time and it's sad to see them go.


Social Circle: Thoughts on "Black Thursday?"

Published Nov. 16, 2014

Numerous stores will be open on Thanksgiving night for pre-Black Friday shopping. This has caused great delight and disgust in people and so, this week, polled the Social Circle for its thoughts on shopping on Turkey Day.


Embarrassment of riches on state sports landscape

Published Nov. 11, 2014

We are rapidly approaching the season of glad tidings and if you are a sports fan in Wisconsin it is just possible that all of our holiday season wishes may be on the verge of coming true. Talk about good news for sports fans in this area. We have a Thanksgiving bounty that threatens to overflow our basket.


Kooky Cooky House returns

Published Oct. 22, 2014

Many Milwaukeeans who grew up in the `60s, `70s and `80s remember the Kooky Cooky House - an electronic gingerbread cookie factory that featured dozens of moving parts - that was located in the now defunct Capitol Court Mall. This year, an updated Kooky Cooky House returns to Discovery World.


Our earliest childhood memories

Published June 13, 2014

Some people can recollect events that happened decades ago, others can't remember what they ate for breakfast. In any case, memories are an interesting aspect of being human and, if you don't think about them too often or for too long, they can add an emotional richness to your life.


"Who Killed Santa?" is a crazed and crazy mystery

Published Jan. 3, 2014

It's hard to get your head around all of the suspects as you try to answer the titular question of "Who Killed Santa?" That's the burning issue as a rag-tag band of players stage the Christmas-themed murder mystery for the fifth consecutive year.