Rebekah Lowin, 30, maker of’whimsical Jewish holiday ideas’ | JTA

Rebekah Lowin, a seasoned lifestyle editor by day, is the creator of an eponymous blog that shares DIY ideas for Jewish holiday recipes, decor and gifts, including Everything Bagel Seasoning “Sand Art” Valentines, Break-Fast Bracelets and DIY Rosh Hashanah Palette Cards She was selected as one of the New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch … Read more

Fairfield Village Activities Group considers reducing schedule for summer | Lifestyle

Unless there is a sign-up sheet for an activity, there is, unfortunately, practically no way to predict attendance for an event. The number of Fairfield Village (FFV) Activities Group members present for the Saturday, June 11, “Meet and Greet” Breakfast ”was reduced by at least three. Two of the most enthusiastic workers, Darlene Preston and … Read more

Juneteenth Kick Off: Library opens holiday events | News

VALDOSTA – The McMullen Southside Library observed its 30-year anniversary by jump-starting Valdosta’s 30th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Monday. Kathy James, branch manager, said it is tradition for Juneteenth to be celebrated as a whole week and not just June 19. “We’ve been running with it for the past six years that I’ve been here. It’s … Read more

Q & A: Athens author Nicole Taylor discusses her Juneteenth cookbook | Eat & Drink

Nicole Taylor — a James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author, producer and fourth-generation Athenian — remembers her mother telling her a story about red birds when she was a child. Now Taylor has written the first-ever Juneteenth cookbook titled “Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations. ”Published by Simon & Schuster, the … Read more

Eight fun facts about Shavuot in Israel | JNS

Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to get ready for what many consider to be the best holiday on the Jewish calendar: Shavuot. Coming seven weeks after Passover (Shavuot means “weeks” in Hebrew), the holiday begins this year at nightfall on June 4. Not only does the festival come without prohibitions (such as … Read more

Gearing up for the holiday weekend | Music

Known as the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend also means there are numerous events planned throughout the area. Patriotic Productions Inc., a nonprofit based in Omaha formed by Bill and Evonne Williams, is sponsoring the Second Annual Patriotic Parade and Concert along with a hot air balloon blow. The hot air balloon glow … Read more

Reflections on the four seasons part two | Columns

In part one of this article, we reflected on the sights, sounds and feelings of spring and summer. Now let us turn our attention to autumn and winter. It is time to bid a tearful farewell to the swimming pool, the lush summer gardens and going barefoot in the grass. Summer can be hot and … Read more

5Ws + 1H: Cherokee people know how to come by tribal food | News

As the capital of Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Tahlequah receives visitors from around the world who want to learn about Cherokee culture. Many of these tourists come to Tahlequah to visit the museums, attend the Cherokee National Holiday, and try traditional. Cherokee food, but what many have found is that … Read more

Events | |

APRIL 23 • Citizens First Bank will provide free personal document shredding to the community from 9-11 am at Citizens First Bank’s office, 1442 Lincoln Way, Clinton. Event organizers request that participants enter the Citizens First Bank parking lot from Lincoln Way for ease of traffic flow .. APRIL 24 • The Spring Flea Market, … Read more