'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' turns 50

Just like the song, he's gone down in history. But that's not why the reindeer with his nose so bright was created.

Historian shares story of beloved TV special

UNION – Rick Goldschmidt isn’t one for mincing words. He became the historian and archivist for Rankin/Bass Productions Inc. out of appreciation for the integrity and skill the New York production company exemplified when creating iconic holiday specials such as “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty The Snowman,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus.”

Novice crafter? There’s a project for that

NEW YORK – Inspired by that colorful homemade gingerbread on Instagram or the hand-painted coasters on Pinterest, but worried about your skills?

Post office pays homage to famous reindeer

RUDOLPH, Wis. – Thousands of Christmas cards are pouring into a small Wisconsin village that shares its name with the most famous reindeer.

Tiny critics stoke new sales for toy makers

NEW YORK – A snaggletooth 8-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing.

Social media changes holiday card landscape

For many people, the rules for posting personal news on Facebook, Pinterest and other social media are clear: Put a Good Face on Everything.

Woodstock Wedding Network to provide free wedding for winners of giveaway

WOODSTOCK – Children may dream about their wedding day – the dress, the flowers, the ring – a fairytale event. Then as life twists and turns, those wishes can seem more unobtainable.

Designers offer tips for trees

For generations, the choice was simple:

Kerth: An unexpected feast of patience and thankfulness

Sometimes a day doesn’t turn out the way you hoped it would.

Atwater: Drug problem in daily news touches everyone

I guess I’m kind of old fashioned. I like to take the time to unfold my newspaper and actually read it – not online, but the actual crinkly, good-smelling paper. I did so this morning, and it hit me that if we didn’t have a drug problem, an alcohol problem or an associated crime problem, the newspaper might be filled with Jell-O mold recipes and the weekly menu at the assisted living facility.

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