Diwali: Festival of Lights

Posted on 11/02/2021 in the Article category.

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India‘s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians. To continue reading Click […]

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Dr. Fauci Says to Enjoy Halloween

Posted on 10/28/2021 in the Article category.

Despite the wide availability of Covid-19 vaccines, not all Halloween parades have been safe from virus-related cancellations this year. In Westchester County, N.Y., for example, the Tarrytown Halloween Parade was canceled out of concern, the organizers said, for “our most precious attendees, our children,” many of whom are not yet eligible for vaccines. And in […]

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Is it safe to go trick-or-treating this Halloween? An expert weighs in

Posted on 10/25/2021 in the Article category.

The pandemic is making me think about Halloween costumes and candy earlier than ever.I am also wondering what my busy block will be doing. Will the couple at the end of my street have the player piano going as they hand out treats? Or will they go dark, as they did last year, worried about […]

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25 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts for Kids

Posted on 10/21/2021 in the Article category.

Halloween is the perfect holiday to do-it-yourself: carving jack-o-lanterns, sewing homemade costumes, and baking sweet treats are absolutely on theme, but are not always kid-friendly. Cue the construction paper and pipe cleaners! Kids can definitely join in on the fun of Halloween crafts with safe supplies and straightforward instructions, and the following ideas can get your family started. Encourage […]

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Halloween safety: Tips for trick-or-treaters

Posted on 10/19/2021 in the Article category.

Children love Halloween because of the costumes and treats. But the holiday also brings serious safety risks. Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween as they are other nights of the year. Burns and cuts also are common on Halloween, and then there are problems caused by candy. Halloween […]

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