(Oct. 28, 2012) Hurricane Sandy reportedly is headed straight for New Jersey and the current full moon is making its impending impact worse. What's with Halloween? Wasn't it just this time last year when we were pummeled with an unseasonable snowstorm resulting in downed trees and extra long power outages? So this weekend, instead of children celebrating one of their favorite holidays featuring fun costumes and candy, families are bracing for another catastrophe -- many fleeing to safer ground which is what we are doing.
Check out Recorder Community Newspapers for updates on the storm, related closures and services, Halloween postponements and more.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples.
In some towns and cities, special church services, parades and large events are held. Most celebrations are concentrated around the Italian-American community. The celebrations in New York City and San Francisco are particularly noteworthy. In Hawaii Columbus Day is also known as Landing Day or Discoverer's Day.
Not all parts of the United States celebrate Columbus Day. It is not a public holiday in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Moreover, Native Americans’ Day is celebrated in South Dakota, while Indigenous People’s Day is celebrated in Berkeley, Calif.
Some schools and governmental agencies are closed. Check out your Recorder Community Newspaper for information on the holiday in your town.