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Tag: christmas

Christmas Cringes

Krystal: It’s that time again. The holiday music in almost every public space, the good-natured laughter among friends, family and co-workers, the heightened utility bills from decorations, and ridiculous crowds of people rushing to purchase gifts in time for people ...

One Winter Morning After the Snow

After a Big Snow Storm Snow and winter are not two of Joy's favorite things.  She does have the hang of her job, though.  In fact, she looks forward to setting up in the rec area ...

Managing Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes)

Nurse about to give small girl an injection. Shot in studio over white with the Canon 2D. By Renée D. Roberts, MPH, Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. (CWHA) Recently, Usher Raymond IV, the multi-talented entertainer, openly spoke ...

It’s Cupcakes and not Raises that Employees Want

Joy finds working at a men's homeless shelter in an armory  quite taxing psychically.  She looks forward to some reward for all she goes through.  The question is does her idea of reward match the CEO's After wheeling back the ...

The Christmas Tree Guy (TCTG)

Tree House, son! Christmas is a certifiably amazing time of year, and if you don't believe me, then you are obviously an anti-american, Sony pictures hacking, bah-humbug Grinch. Hyperbole aside, it's a politician's pocket worth of ...

Christmas All Day!

Home for Christmas! It has been a while. At least a couple of years. What I missed most are the family meals, all gathered around the table. Not just dinners, but breakfast and lunch as well. When you are a ...

Best Holiday Recipe #2– Vegan Eggnog

Time for Christmas Cuisinart! Today's holiday recipe is for the lactose-intolerant, vegans and/or those looking to avoid dairy. It's vegan eggnog! Serve this up for your house guests for a delicious, guiltless pleasure: VEGAN EGGNOG INGREDIENTS 2 (10.5-oz) packages extra-firm Silken tofu ...

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Featured Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon red food coloring paste Parchment paper Peppermint Frosting* Preparation ...

Restoration Youth Arts Academy performs at the Robert F. Kennedy's Annual Holiday party

Robert F. Kennedy Holiday Party

On Saturday, December 14, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation held its annual holiday party honoring one of Restoration's founders, Robert F. Kennedy. This annual celebration promotes literacy and healthy lifestyles in Central Brooklyn. Kids ages 5-12 enjoyed storytelling, face painting, games and ...

Weathering the Holiday Blues

Weathering the Holiday Blues

Weathering the Holiday Blues “Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile…”  chimes one of our holiday tunes. While Christmas may conjure excitement, anticipation and warm memories from the past, this time of year can also ...

Saint Nicholas and Black Pete

“Zwarte Piet” – A Traditional Pitfall

Saint Nicholas and Black Pete Wedged in a small corner of Europe, between Belgium and Germany, a small country with less than 17 million inhabitants is dealing with breaking a steadfast tradition. On the positive side, ...