Summer solstice 2022: Sensual traditions on the longest day of the year | Features

Do you feel a stirring in your heart? Maybe a jump in your libido? Heck, are you just getting plain ol’hot and bothered? The summer solstice for 2022 is arriving. The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere kicks off the official calendar start of summer and with it comes maximum sunshine, lots … Read more

Downtown Elizabethton will have busy holiday weekend. | Local News

ELIZABETHTON — Independence Day won’t be until Monday, but there are plenty of events planned through the weekend in Downtown Elizabethton for the nation’s birthday. The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the weekly Cruise-In, sponsored by the Carter County … Read more

Downtown Elizabethton will have busy holiday weekend. | Appalachian Highlands

ELIZABETHTON — Independence Day won’t be until Monday, but there are plenty of events planned through the weekend in Downtown Elizabethton for the nation’s birthday. The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the weekly Cruise-In, sponsored by the Carter County … Read more

How has Walla Walla celebrated Fourth of July over its long history? | Lifestyles

This year, Walla Walla will celebrate America’s independence with the traditional, family-friendly Fourth of July in the Park celebration. The free, day-long event takes over historic Pioneer Park from 10 am to 5 pm and includes local music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food trucks, as well as local businesses, community service clubs, emergency responders, political … Read more

COLUMN: What Juneteenth really means for Black people | Don’t Miss This

Juneteenth is one of my favorite holidays. Always has been. As a Black woman in America, it’s important to celebrate the freedom of my ancestors –specifically, because the right to be acknowledged as a whole human was hard-won and we still fight to maintain it today. As a child growing up in Wichita, Kansas, I … Read more

Matariki on Scott Base and Antarctica midwinter traditions

Midwinter is a celebration unique to Antarctica and one few people get to experience. It is marked over the week closest to the winter solstice, and like any holiday there are traditions, fun and games. The skeleton crew at Scott Base look forward to the arrival of June 21 every year. The term “mad scientists” … Read more

Matariki on Scott Base and Antarctica’s midwinter traditions

Midwinter is a celebration unique to Antarctica and one few people get to experience. It is marked over the week closest to the winter solstice, and like any holiday there are traditions, fun and games. The skeleton crew at Scott Base look forward to the arrival of June 21 every year. The term “mad scientists” … Read more

Second-annual Juneteenth celebration held in Boston’s Hyde Park

The second-annual, community-wide Juneteenth celebration in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood was held on Saturday, one day before the official federal holiday. Music and dancing filled Martini Memorial Shell Park for “Juneteenth Joy: Focus on Freedom.” Booths were also set up in the park to help educate people about the Juneteenth holiday. “I think it’s very … Read more

City of Bowie Juneteenth Holiday Celebrations | Communities

The City of Bowie is excited to announce a weekend-long list of events in celebration of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. This year marks the first time the City of Bowie will host events to honor the new Juneteenth holiday, which which celebrates the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take … Read more

Brazos Valley communities to celebrate Juneteenth with multiple free events | Local News

Communities throughout the Brazos Valley will be celebrating Juneteenth during this week, from Hearne to Brenham. Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, celebrates the announcement of the end of slavery in the United States. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and Union troops arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, to announce the end of the Civil War, … Read more