Halloween: It’s Not Just For Kids

I went through a period in my junior high and high school days when I thought dressing up for Halloween was something only elementary school kids did. In college, I realized Halloween is most certainly NOT just for children. I assumed that once I entered the working world, Halloween would be a non-starter. However, my…
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Four Pin-Worthy Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

I’m not ashamed to admit it: I still love dyeing eggs for Easter. The holiday tradition brings me back to my childhood when my sisters and I would crowd around the kitchen table with gleaming white eggs waiting for those colorful little tablets to dissolve in the water. I remember we tried a few tricks…
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Paddy And Partying: Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Across the country, people donned green clothing today and made plans to imbibe some green beer or feast on bangers and mash (or, mistakenly, Lucky Charms) to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Parades commemorating the day will take place in 30 countries, including a weeklong festival on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. The island of more…
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My Epic Christmas/Valentine’s Fail… 2 Months In The Making

I don’t always share the minute details of my life here. I’ve tended toward topics I’m genuinely interested in like grammar, editing, history, etc. (wow, am I a nerd or what?), with an occasional personal insight thrown in about my first experience ice skating or parenting a toddler. My topics are chosen carefully, cultivated thoughtfully.…
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Paranormal Series Explores Infamously Creepy Local Haunts

The AreaVoices team began discussing Halloween in July. Yes, you read that right. We’ve been anticipating this holiday since the peak of summer. And it’s not because we love dressing up or even candy; we were looking for a good scare. What became of that desire is a four-part series exploring natural (and unnatural?) creepiness…
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