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by Wasan Abu-Baker


Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving, and self–accountability for Muslims around the world. The first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during the last third of the month of Ramadan making this an especially holy period during the month. Ramadan is also a month of community and socializing, as Muslims gather in the evenings to share in fast-breaking meals which are called Iftar.

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Holiday Cooking With The Grandkids

IN THE December 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andIrene Morse
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by Irene Morse




Rising before dawn on Thanksgiving morning, putting a turkey in the oven and then preparing mashed potatoes, dressing, side dishes, desserts, etc. is just no longer a logical game plan for me. Just as my stamina has begun to wane, my family has begun to grow exponentially and more of the food needs to be pre-prepared a day or two ahead of time. Even at that, a sous chef is an invaluable gift.

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by Aileen Pablo


The holiday season is upon us once again, and if you are organizing a holiday fair or other themed event, now would be the time to start planning and prepping. Whether you’re looking to raise funds for a specific cause or just encourage active community participation during this special time of year, the following tips will help you to make your event memorable.

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by Katherine Fast



For your Christmas pleasure here is another Christmas mystery short story. The Holiday Bonus was first published in 2007 by NEWN (New England Writers Network) where it won a Flash Fiction award.

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