Fairfield County Irish Festival: June 14, 15 & 16, 2013

In 1988 the first annual Fairfield County Irish Festival was held at Roger Ludlowe Field in Fairfield. From its inception, the Fairfield County Irish Festival has been a huge success and has become the premiere showcase of the best of Irish entertainment, food and a special hospitality that welcomes all who come during the weekend. […]

Ancient Greek Firewater: Crete’s Locally Distilled Spirit

Tsikoudia, commonly referred to as “raki” or “Greek firewater” has come to be known as the national spirit of Crete. A distilled liquor made from grape skins and other remnants from the wine making process, Cretan raki, which lacks the anise flavor of the Turkish variant, typically ranges between 40% and 60% alcohol content. The […]

NYC’s Nutcracker Ballet and the Christmas Holiday

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial […]

Chambersburg, PA: How Things Used to Be, Minus the People

My parents and I get in the car and I have been looking forward to this moment for over a year.  Truthfully, I have not stopped being excited about this moment for the past 15 years.  Chambersburg, PA, located in the edge of the shadow of Gettysburg, is one of my favorite places in the […]

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