The Story Behind Groundhog Day

Every Feb. 2, the famous Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his home in the ground for Groundhog Day. If Phil sees his shadow, prepare for six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, we’re in luck – spring weather may roll in sooner. How did this tradition start? This odd American tradition most

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Valentine card

Homemade Valentines: Art with Heart!

Need some last minute Valentine ideas? Try out these super easy Valentine's Day heart art ideas that you can give out this year to classmates, coworkers or to that special someone. Show your heart with these homemade Valentines! Folding Heart Directions 1. Measure and cut out an 8 inch by 8 inch square from your

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The History of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The third Monday of January is observed annually as a federal holiday  -  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. King was a famous civil rights activist born in Atlanta in 1929. King fought for equal rights of all citizens, regardless of race, during a time where racial tensions were high. He delivered his famous "I have

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Happy New Year! Celebrate Locally

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM GIGGLE MAGAZINE! As you celebrate the ringing of the new year, take a moment to reflect back on the highlights of 2023 and what you are looking forward to in 2024. Want to celebrate out and about? Depot Park Sparks in the Park On December 31, grab a blanket and a

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Guacamole and limes next to scattered seasoning and a plate of chips

4 Last Minute Dip Recipes for Christmas

It’s the season of parties! Some festivities require potluck plates so save time during this busy season and bring a dip that everyone is sure to enjoy. Here are 4 dip recipes you should try this holiday season. Everything Bagel Dip All the flavor without the bagel! This quick and easy recipe is sure to

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Nutcracker ballet on stage

The Nutcracker’s Rise to Fame

As we flip the calendar into December, we start seeing nutcrackers as part of traditional holiday decor. We explored the history of the nutcracker toy and the ballet to add some background air to this delightful tradition. The Nutcracker Ballet The Nutcracker ballet has become a holiday favorite throughout America. Where did it originate, how

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Holiday Health Issues

8 Holiday Health Issues to Watch Out For

The holidays bring alternate schedules and longer to-do lists. While this time can be full of fun and excitement, it can also lead to additional stress and poor health choices. This holiday season, try these tips to avoid holiday health issues! 1. It’s OK to Not Get a Second Helping! The holidays are full of

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Holiday Budgeting

7 Tips for Holiday Budgeting

To Scrooge or not to Scrooge? That is the question. The holidays are a season of giving, which also means it’s the season of spending. Buying the perfect gift for everyone can force you to spend more than you can afford, stripping the joy from giving. Santa may do it, but you don’t have to.

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Body Positivity Around the Dinner Table

Promote Body Positivity Around the Dinner Table This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, traditions and of course — all of the themed meals and treats! However, the reality is, with kiddos, growing teens, extended family and a pandemic still lurking, this time can also be extremely stressful, and body positivity around the dinner table can be forgotten. The importance

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Snow Globe Crafts

Cute Snow Globe Crafts To Make With Your Kids!

Bring a little winter wonderland inside with these cute and easy-to-make Snow Globe Crafts. Fun for kids of all ages, with a little imagination and some cute details, the ideas are endless! What You'll Need: Mini trees (available at Michaels) Plastic or ceramic figurines Glass jar Acrylic paint (optional) Sandpaper Clear-drying epoxy Glitter Glycerin What

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