The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma…

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10th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off

December 8, 2018 900 SMITH ST | HOUSTON, TX 77002 Times: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Admission: FREE Area of Town: Downtown Free Admission: Yes The Architecture Center Houston (ArCH), the nonprofit arm of the American Institute of Architects Houston chapter, will host the 10th annual Gingerbread Build-Off competition on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. around the reflecting…

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History

The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine (also known by similar names) is, according to legend, a rich gold mine hidden in the southwestern United States. The location is generally believed to be in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, east of Phoenix, Arizona. There have been many stories about how to find the mine, and each year people search for the mine. Some have died on…

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History Of The New York Times

In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed once local California newspapers came into prominence. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper officially shortened its name to The New–York Times. (The hyphen in the city name was dropped…

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Winter

The coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring; the name comes from an old Germanic word that means “time of water” and refers to the rain and snow of winter in middle and high latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere it is commonly regarded as extending from the winter solstice (year’s shortest day), December 21 or 22, to the vernal equinox (day and night equal in…

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Why is Christmas Day on the 25th December?

No one knows the real birthday of Jesus! No date is given in the Bible, so why do we celebrate it on the 25th December? The early Christians certainly had many arguments as to when it should be celebrated! Also, the birth of Jesus probably didn’t happen in the year 1 but slightly earlier, somewhere…

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Warm Up In The Winter

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 c. cocoa powder 1/2 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 c. heavy cream 6 c. whole milk Mini marshmallows, for garnish DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients except marshmallows in a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cook until everything is melted, stirring occasionally, 2 hours on LOW. 10 minutes before serving, add marshmallows and…

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