Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wonders of the world

Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only surviving “wonder” of the ancient world? Many centuries ago, people were making “Best of the best” lists – the seven wonders were catalogued way back around 300 BCE … Keep reading …

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Winter activities

When the weather outside gets frightful, it’s natural to want to burrow inside where it’s warm. But the snow won’t last forever, so you might as well make the best of it! Here are a few winter activities that’ll have … Keep reading …

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Using ChipIn for fundraising

With the holidays upon us, it’s a great time to tell family and friends about your fundraising efforts for your educational tour.  There are many different online tools to collect donations through, including ChipIn.  ChipIn allows both groups and individuals … Keep reading …

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The USS Constitution’s tree lighting

Across America cities are beginning to host tree lighting ceremonies, and this is no different in Charlestown, Mass.  With Santa and his elf Buddy on hand, the USS Constitution’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place last Sunday, December 5. … Keep reading …

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Hanukkah

This Thursday, December 9, marks the end of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over King Antiochus Epiphanes and the miracle of oil.  What was feared to only be enough oil left to keep … Keep reading …

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GINGERTOWN

It’s now the time of year when graham cracker, frosting and candy sales dramatically increase- it’s time to build gingerbread houses!  In Washington, D.C., in 2006 David M. Schwarz Architects founded GINGERTOWN.  This initiative brings together architects, designers and building … Keep reading …

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