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
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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...)

More US Adults Using Marijuana

VOA As attitudes about marijuana change in the United States, more adults are using the drug, according to a new study. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, say that as more states legalize recreational and medical use of marijuana, fewer adults feel (more...)

85 Pre-K Providers Apply to Expand Quality Pre-K in Philadelphia

In June of 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE) requested applications from pre-K providers who are interested in partnering with the City to create 2,000 affordable, quality pre-K seats in January 2017. Applications closed in early August, with 85 early education providers applying to expand quality pre-K for (more...)

American ‘Sriracha’ Tests Thai Tastebuds

VOA With sales exceeding $80 million annually, Huy Fong Food’s Sriracha brand has made a coastal Thai city a household name in America and propelled an Asian chili sauce to a condiment nearly as ubiquitous as ketchup. Sriracha sauce now flavors numerous other American-made products from popcorn to beer. It
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Discover Russian Programs

With an eye toward increasing access to high quality foreign language programs in the greater DC/MD/VA area, American Councils administers two STARTALK DiscoverSTARTALK this summer: a two-week training track for teachers of Russian as well as a four-week immersion program for elementary school students. The programs is co-located at Holmes Middle (more...)

Create Memorable Moments This Summer – Design an Outdoor Room for All to Enjoy

By Melinda Myers No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the internet and websites like Gardener’s Supply Company for examples of outdoor garden spaces. Next, select an area that is (more...)

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