Sunday, November 11, 2012
How will your finances affect your holiday spending?
Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” With the economy and job situation still in flux for many families, we want to know what families in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County plan to do for Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa gifts in 2012. Will you be more creative with your gifting? Use sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc? Brave Black Friday sales? Cook or bake for familty and friends?
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Early Thanksgiving means more shopping time.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Saturday, November 3, 2012
While you may just be putting the Halloween decorations away, retailers are already getting out the Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs and Kwanzaa candleholders, prepping for the longest holiday shopping season possible. For decades, now, Black Friday has heralded the start to the month-long holiday shopping season. Thanksgiving, celebrated the fourth Thursday in November since 1941 when Congress passed a law, falls on Nov. 22 this year, which means that there are a whopping 32 days of shopping, assuming you are not the type who buys gifts of lottery tickets and beef jerky from the convenience store on the way to your Christmas celebration. In that case, you have 32 days during which to procrastinate. According to the National Retail …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Seven-day holiday honors African-American history and culture.
To those that celebrate, the seven-day festival of Kwanzaa means taking time to spend with family, honoring African-American culture, and focusing on the “seven principles” that are central to the holiday. What Kwanzaa isn’t, according to Germantown resident Michael Friend, is an alternative to Christmas. “I think the fear for a lot of Christians is, ‘Don’t take my Christmas away,’” said Friend, who founded the Rockville-based African performing arts group Soul in Motion Players, Inc. and has celebrated the holiday for decades. “It’s not about religion at all – it’s about a value system. It gives us seven days to kind of reevaluate and realign and think about how we want to go into the next year.” Launched by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
About Kwanzaa, volunteering and Gospel choirs.
Happy Thursday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Need the skinny on Hanukkah? Find out all you want to know with this article with Rabbi Jack Luxemburg of Rockville’s Temple Beth Ami. 2. Here are a few frames of a day volunteering with the Anacostia Watershed Society for a cleanup of Indian Creek. 3. Did you miss Northwestern’s winter concert? Never fear. Here’s a snippet of the Gospel Ensemble. 4. Black Alley and Black Wednesdays are performing live from 8 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 28 at Carolina Kitchen. 5. There’s a Kwanzaa celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Tucker Road Community Center in Fort Washington.