Welcome To Alcatraz: One Of the Largest Microgrids In the United States

By ShareAmerica Microgrids are small-scale electricity grids that can power everything from university campuses in urban settings to buildings in hard-to-reach neighborhoods — like Alcatraz Island, in the San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz is famous for its high-security penitentiary. In its day, during
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Inaugural Gown Previews a First Lady’s Style

By ShareAmerica The inaugural gown worn by the first lady offers an initial hint about her fashion sense and over the centuries has helped indicate the tone that the incoming administration might adopt. The role of the first lady is not clearly defined under U.S. law, and each presidential spouse has charted (more...)

Russian Orthodox Christmas Tradition

Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, January 7th has become an official national holiday. This is the date of the Russian Orthodox Christmas (more...)

Russian Pirozhki, Served West Coast Style

What happens when you combine a traditional Russian food with an American classic? Igor Avramenko, an émigré who lives in Los Angeles, may have discovered the answer in 2015 when he began selling pirozhki (rolls filled with a variety of fillings) from a shiny 1964 Airstream Bambi trailer. “Airstream has always represented (more...)

Across America, Winter Celebrations

Americans love a party, and winter offers several holidays for family and friends to meet and celebrate religious and cultural events. Winter solstice celebrations mark the return of the sun following the longest, darkest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, around December 21 or 22.

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Obama Issues His Last Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

VOA President Barack Obama got the holiday mood started at the White House on Wednesday with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey, this time with his nephews standing in for daughters Malia and Sasha. The lighthearted ceremony in the Rose Garden also featured Iowa-raised turkeys Tater and Tot, with the (more...)

Thanksgiving: Time for Pie

With all the savory food adorning the American Thanksgiving table, it can be difficult for some to save room for dessert, but for many it is the highlight of the meal — and it is usually pie. Pie has a storied history and is thought to have originated in Egypt around (more...)

You Are Welcome To The Oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade In Philadelphia

First held in 1920, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade has a vibrant legacy as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in America. The parade was created by Gimbel Brothers Department Store for the children and residents of

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Thanksgiving: A Cornucopia of Culinary Traditions

In the autumn of 1621, almost one year after the English Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts, they gathered with the Wampanoag Indians for a feast celebrating the colonists’ first successful harvest. A blend of Native American and English Puritan customs, the three-day celebration combined eating (more...)

Russian Drug ‘Krokodil’ Threatens UK

Krokodil is a deadly, homemade alternative to heroin that surged through Russia in 2010. After reaching the United States in 2015, the drug is now close to the UK, with recently reported appearances in Germany and Norway. This dangerous ‘heroin moonshine’ is highly toxic and rots the flesh. The drug (more...)

Steven Allen DO:”You Only Have Two Legs and You Can’t Grow a New Set!”

NOVEMBER 17  2016 - FREE SCREENING DAY

Steven Allen DO

VEIN SPECIALIST/ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY Steven Allen is the director of The Center for Advanced Vein Therapy in Huntingdon Valley, Pa and specializes in endovascular surgery and vein therapy techniques. Dr. Allen has been recognized for clinical expertise, and was named Top Doctor by South (more...)

Rosh Hashanah Welcome the New Year!

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year. On that day Adam, the first man, and Eve were created. Although creation began six days before Adam and Eve were created, the 10th day is nonetheless considered the beginning of the world and Rosh Hashanah was set on that day. (more...)

Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt

One of Hollywood’s most powerful couples is headed for a breakup.

Entertainment website TMZ reported that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Jolie is reportedly is asking for custody of their six children, giving Pitt visitation rights, but no joint (more...)

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Named Miss America 2017

VOA Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City. She topped a field of 52 contestants to win the crown and the title of Miss America 2017, succeeding the outgoing Miss America Betty Cantrell. Shields performed a jazz dance to a song from the TV show “Smash,” (more...)

Italian Immigrant’s Dreams Become Sweet Reality

VOA This is a story about a man and his gelato. Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, and ice cream is a hugely popular treat among Americans. But gelato is not exactly ice cream. It is made with some milk instead of all cream which gives it less fat content, and it's (more...)

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