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The year was 387 AD. The place was Kilpatrick in ancient Scotland. Their names were Calpurnius and Conchessa, Roman citizens living at the edge of the Roman Empire. These young Britons were gifted with a new born son. They named him Maewyn.
From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick's Day parade or party.
Santa got lost one Christmas day
There is truly an excitement in the air as the holiday season begins! Traditions include baking cookies, attending festive parties and, of course, playing in the snow. Let’s not forget about kids thinking about what they are going to ask Santa Claus to bring them! What about the families that need a little extra help this season? ABC15 is proud to once again partner with Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln to be part of the annual Operation Santa Claus Charity Drive. The first ten years have resulted in a record number of donations for Valley children’s charities with over 50,000 donations to date.
Story signer Missy Keast told the story of Santa learning sign language to a group of K-5 students during a Silent Sleigh Expo on Dec 16. More than 50 children who are deaf or hard of hearing from Sequoia Elementary School, Leah Elementary School and Phoenix Day School of the Deaf attended the event which featured games, stories and a special appearance from Santa Claus, who was able to sign with the kids to make sure their holiday wishes were known.
Is it even possible to get unhooked from government? How can a nation unravel the insidious weave of obligations that enslaves its citizens? It’s my take that drastic measures are needed or our rights will soon be folklore.
American Indians aren’t beating a path to Christian colleges, so Cook College and Theological School in Tempe, with 95 years of educating Indians, is reinventing itself. Now called Cook School for Christian Leadership, its administrators and board say they recognize some harsh realities: Opportunities today for Indians for education with scholarships at community and four-year colleges are tough to compete with.
Members of Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tempe will be given glass bottles next spring with instructions to take them on trips to “places of renewal” during the following four months and fill them with what they believe is “life-giving water.”
Those of us of a certain age will remember the old December television commercial featuring an animated Santa Claus riding a big Norelco electric shaver through a snowy countryside.
After almost a decade of bad press and civil war tearing apart their homeland, Serbs in the Valley are having a coming-out party of sorts.