In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.
The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 151 years ago (Oct. 3, 1863) when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.
If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year - the slow creep of anxiety in preparation for the big day is already upon you. Never fear! Local blogger Malia Karlinsky has some quick, easy and adorable crafting ideas. Bonus? The kids can do them!
Value Village is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a one day event, two fashion shows, and an Eco Fashion Week partnership. The two businesses have worked together before, but the two shows in Pioneer Square last night were their first in the U.S.
When artist Kat O'Sullivan and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm.
This amazing $5.9 million mansion is described as dramatic and elegant on the river and has it all. Built in 2005, this home has five bedrooms, seven baths and about 9,000 square feet and about 700 feet of river frontage.
Not to be outdone by Goldendoodles, local French Bulldogs have their own group that meets several times a month. Over 750 self-proclaimed Frenchie Fanatics converge to help socialize their pups, and ogle over their cuteness, of course.
Zombie, horror and sci-fi fans fans descended on Atlanta recently for the second annual Walker Stalker Convention.
"We had 600 people come together for a party and I thought well, if we can do a fan meet up, slowly ticket sales went from 1,000 to 2,000 to 3,000," said James Frazier, co-founder of Walker Stalker Con. "It's people that all have a common bond, a common love for zombies."
From costumes to custom-made zombie weaponry, vendors had it all for the horror fans.