New year celebrations have changed throughout history

New year celebrations have changed throughout history

New Year’s Day is a festival observed in most of the world on Jan. 1, the first day of the year in the modern Gregorian calendar. Jan. 1 is also...

December 30th, 2021 |  


Battle rages on between Orion, Taurus

Battle rages on between Orion, Taurus

My family traditionally walks the neighborhood during the Christmas season to view the holiday lighting. On clear nights, my eyes inevitably wander up...

December 28th, 2021 |  


Christmas is season of paradoxes

Christmas is season of paradoxes

According to Google, a paradox is defined as “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explai...

December 24th, 2021 |  



Famous battles fought during Christmastime

Famous battles fought during Christmastime

For the most part, we look at Christmas as a holiday for peace and family gatherings. Unfortunately, Christmas and other holidays are times during war...

December 23rd, 2021 |  


Cards, concerts and Christmas greetings

Cards, concerts and Christmas greetings

It isn’t every day that you receive a very unusual Christmas card. But this year I did. On the very first day of this month of December, I recei...

December 22nd, 2021 |  


Symphony brings joy to the world

Symphony brings joy to the world

Over the last few years, the nation has seen much upheaval, pain and death. But one thing has remained constant: the annual holiday concert of the Cen...

December 22nd, 2021 |  


Beginner’s guide to observing with holiday telescope

Beginner’s guide to observing with holiday telescope

You’ll never feel more like Santa than when you buy a child a telescope for Christmas. You’ll never feel more like the Grinch when you ste...

December 21st, 2021 |  


Hogs seem to have forgotten manners at Stratford

Hogs seem to have forgotten manners at Stratford

The winds were gusting at 45-50 MPH on Saturday, Dec.11, at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. No one was walking in the woods, as the possi...

December 18th, 2021 |  


Origins of world’s most famous reindeer

Origins of world’s most famous reindeer

“That’s what makes it so grand. You should be lucky to have a nose like that!”— Clarice, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer...

December 17th, 2021 |  


What happened to loving thy neighbor?

What happened to loving thy neighbor?

It was a five-hour layover in the Atlanta Airport. To pass the time, we casually watched the endless stream of travelers hurrying by.Shoes caught our ...

December 17th, 2021 |