I’m a royal expert –here are Kate Middleton & Prince William’s summer traditions & sweet hobbies kids share with Queen

SCHOOL’S nearly out for summer and, like many busy parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be making plans to entertain the kids over the break. Prince George, eight, and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte break up on Friday, and there are two months to fill before they start at a new school with little brother … Read more

City of Garden Ridge marks its 50th birthday | Community Alert

Nestled between San Antonio and New Braunfels is the small, quiet city of Garden Ridge — but it hasn’t always been there. Prior to its incorporation as a city, Garden Ridge was known for being a small community of a few hundred people, who were drawn to the location for its natural forest scenery and … Read more

July 4th holiday proves deadly for motorcyclist on Virginia highways – Royal Examiner

Independence Day traditions include backyard barbecues, festivals, family gatherings, and fireworks. To keep all those living, working, visiting, and traveling through Virginia safe during the extended holiday weekend, the Virginia State Police is encouraging Virginians to play it smart and plan ahead to ensure everyone on the road is safe and sober. “Summer days are … Read more

Time for a (Sportsman’s) Holiday in Sweet Home | Community

Sweet Home’s big weekend off is back, Thursday to Saturday, July 7-9, with the return of Sportsman’s Holiday. Event co-organizer Karla Hogan described the classic car cruise, parade and fireworks display, among other events, as nods to tradition in an event that is itself a tradition. Hogan said the event looks back on a culture … Read more

Hundreds celebrate Fourth of July by participating in Lone Tree’s family ride and stroll event

Dressed in a red and blue tie-dyed shirt and star-patterned blue shorts, 9-year-old Zeva Baah excitedly prepared for one of her favorite Independence Day celebrations: Lone Tree’s “4th of July Family Fun Ride and Stroll.” “We just came last year, and I loved it. We had so much fun,” said Zeva’s mom, Melanie Baah. Baah … Read more

Upper Valley towns celebrates Independence Day with rich traditions

Fourth of July celebrations around the region are special to every community, and this year, many towns got a chance to return to their pre-pandemic traditions for the holiday weekend.In Hartland, at Old Home Day, tractors, classic cars, scouts and “It’s really part of our cycle of life,” Harry, a Quechee resident, said. “My family … Read more