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Winter Break Events

Winter Break Events

December 1, 2015

Winter break means a lot more than Christmas day and New Year’s Eve. Living around Chicago means there...

Lighting Up the World, One Tree At a Time

Lighting Up the World, One Tree At a Time

December 1, 2015

A brightly lit and extravagant tree stands out, surrounding it are brilliantly decorated trees which...

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

November 12, 2015

Have a sweet day

Katie Pastorelli, Staff writer

October 10, 2006

Filed under Arts & Life, Holiday

Sweetest Day is very much like Valentine's Day, only later. The third Saturday of the month of October is the day to spend with your special sweetie. Sweetest Day began in Cleveland in 1922 by a man named Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and an employer in a candy store. His goal one day was to bring happiness to...