With the Fourth of July on the horizon, odds are good that fireworks, watermelon and other traditions are on tap for your household. Perhaps flag-themed T-shirts, swimming trunks, food or decor will also be part of your celebration of the nation's independence.
WINCHESTER -- When people hear the words "the White House," visions of stately furniture, secret meetings and men in black suits may come to mind.
But an upcoming afternoon tea at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will reveal the lighter, more romantic side of some of the famous -- and infamous -- tenants of the nation's most famed residence.
Thinking about having a nonalcoholic holiday?
Whether you are hosting a group of teenagers at your house this New Year's Eve or simply prefer to ring in the new year without the ringing in your ears the next morning, there's no reason to restrict your drink table to soda. From sparkling cider to virgin daiquiris, a number of choices are available for celebrants young and old.
Need a last-minute gift for that hard-to-shop-for relative? Want to give a thoughtful gift that will provide entertainment as well as strengthen the brain? With all the gift options out there, sometimes the best choice is one that encourages the imagination or provides a challenge for the user.
Visiting various stores around the area, shoppers are sure to notice the practice of making peppermint bark at the holidays has become very popular. They can find the chocolaty candy in almost any direction they turn.
Certain smells and tastes seem to be synonymous with the holidays. Maple, citrus, cinnamon and hazelnut are a few scents that people might associate with early winter celebrations, but nothing seems to say "Merry Christmas" like peppermint.
'Tis the season to overindulge. Just look at the unofficial face of the holiday season
Santa Claus will never be mistaken as a bastion of physical fitness, giving everyone the perfect excuse to load up on sweets and the like this Christmas -- if he can, why can't I? But if you want to take the healthy route for once, there are many options to choose from. Make sure you're all for it first.