EARTHTALK: WAS SCROOGE AN ENVIRONMENTALIST?
What kind of person buys fewer holiday gifts, spends more time at home, hangs fewer lights and goes for a natural tree instead of an artificial one? Someone who realizes that the holidays come but once a year---but do damage through all 12 months.
HAVE-A-GREATER HOLIDAY: A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS IS IN THA HOWWWSE!
Of course, we're talking about the Bembridge House, a turn-of-the-last-century mansion first inhabited in 1905, when its location at on the fringe of Drake Park was also the edge of Long Beach---but right smack in the middle of Christmas, celebrated as the British intended when Charles Dickens invented it.
LIST O’ THE WEEK: LBPD’S RULES TO REMEMBER AT BELMONT SHORE PARADE
'Tis the season for the cops to be jolly, too, and nothing makes them moreso than turning a chaotic logistical nightmare---like this evening's annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, for example---into the dance of the sugarplum fairies. How? Check out our List o' the Week!
UNITARIAN CHURCH TURNS 100 (LARGE) AND SHARES THE WEALTH
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach raised $100,0000---then on Sunday Rev. Mitra Rahenma (right) gave $10,000 of it to Monica Stel,, Executive Director of Harbor Area Halfway House.\.
LB CHORALE’S BEGINS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON CELEBRATING “CHRISTMAS OUT LOUD”
The Long Beach Chorale will celebrate the happiest time of an historic year---the Christmas season of its 25th anniversary as a local institution---by combining 60 voices, a brass quintet and a pipe organ into a concert that’s aptly called "Christmas Out Loud." Dec. 14 & 15 at Grace First Presbyterian Church.