Dry weather adds even more risks for Fourth of July traditions | Commentary

Fireworks and the Fourth of July have gone hand in hand for more than 225 years. “Yesterday the 4th of July, being the anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, was celebrated in this city with demonstrations of joy and festivity,” reported the Pennsylvania Evening Post on July 5, 1777. ships and … Read more

Thunder over Louisville to be shared with troops | News

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, US troops around the world will have the opportunity to experience Thunder Over Louisville. The Kentucky Derby Festival has teamed up with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, as well as WLKY-TV to share a special presentation of the 2022 Thunder show with the American Forces … Read more

Independence Day Roundup: Celebration opportunities abound in Smyth, surrounding areas over holiday weekend | Community

Smyth County News & Messenger A long holiday weekend is ahead abundant with opportunities to celebrate this country’s independence. From bands to car shows to fireworks, Southwest Virginia is offering up an array of red, white, and blue festivities. Folks can kick off the weekend Friday evening at Hungry Mother State Park with Music in … Read more

Tradition lives on with Music Americana | Heraldrepublican

ANGOLA — Art Ryan would probably be proud to know that a tradition he started some 46 years ago is still alive and living today. Ryan, a beloved educator, created Music Americana as a special tribute leading up to the holiday, typically the night before the Fourth. This year, due to a variety of scheduling … 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

Father’s Day marked differently around the world | SUNNY 99.1

In the United States, many say Father’s Day originated in 1908 in West Virginia. Others say it originated in 1910 to honor a single father of 14 children in Washington state. And some claim it’s been celebrated nationally on the third Sunday of June because church pastors back then wanted enough time after Mother’s Day … Read more

Chinese movie industry screens business tragedy

US actor Tom Cruise arrives at the premiere of’Top Gun: Maverick’ in London, Britain May 19, 2022. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls / File Photo –RC2JAU99W2A7 Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 8 (Reuters Breakingviews) –Theatregoers are demanding a rewrite of China’s cinema script. Lockdowns pushed movie ticket sales to … Read more

Box Office:’Top Gun: Maverick’ scores $ 86 million in massive second weekend

US actor Tom Cruise arrives at the premiere of’Top Gun: Maverick’ in London, Britain May 19, 2022. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 5, (Variety.com)-“Top Gun: Maverick” has the box office sizzling … again. In its second weekend of release, Tom Cruise’s … Read more