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  • Explaining All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

    Metro Creative|Updated Nov 1, 2022

    Mystery and the macabre are often center stage in autumn, especially around Halloween. However, the day of tricks and treats often overshadows two important days in the Christian Church. All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day are Christian religious observances, particularly among Roman Catholics. All Saints' Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation that requires individuals to attend services. The day commemorates and is dedicated to all the saints of the Church, or those who...

  • Did you know?

    Metro Creative|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    John Adams, supporter of American independence and a representative for Boston at the First Continental Congress, felt that, after America gained independence from Great Britain, July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate American Independence Day. July 2nd was when the vote for independence took place. July 4, 1776 was when the Declaration of Independence was officially signed. Thereafter, Adams would reportedly decline invitations to appear at July 4th events in...

  • Did you know?

    Metro Creative|Updated Jun 28, 2022

    According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 people were treated for fireworks injuries in emergency rooms in 2020. In addition, injuries and deaths from fireworks increased by 50 percent between 2019 and 2020. Forty-four percent of those injuries were burns, 30 percent involved the hands and fingers and 22 percent affected the head, face and ears. USCPSC data also indicated that 15 percent of injuries affected the eyes. The majority of...

  • What seniors should know about social media safety

    Metro Creative|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Seniors might not be the demographic individuals initially associate with social media. However, Pew Research notes that seniors' social media usage has been steadily rising for a number of years, proving that individuals 65 and over are not tech-averse. Pew data from 2019 indicates that 46 percent of individuals 65 and older use Facebook. Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram can be a great way to stay connected with family and friends and stay up-to-date on...

  • Interesting facts about winter

    Metro Creative|Updated Dec 29, 2021

    The winter solstice marks the first day of winter. For people residing in the Northern Hemisphere, Tuesday, December 21, 2021, heralds the official arrival of winter (the Southern Hemisphere's winter solstice is on Sunday, June 20). Though it's common to think of the winter solstice as an event that spans an entire day, it actually occurs for just a moment - specifically when a hemisphere is tilted as far away from the sun as it can be. Winter is widely known as the coldest...

  • Two unique ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey

    Metro Creative|Updated Nov 17, 2021

    Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday. Families may have their own unique Thanksgiving traditions, but one staple of this kickoff to the holiday season is bound to make its way to Thanksgiving dinner tables no matter how unusual families' holiday celebrations may be: turkey. Much effort goes into picking and preparing a Thanksgiving turkey. Depending on the size of the bird, turkeys can take many hours to cook. Thanksgiving celebrants are no doubt familiar with oven-roasted...

  • The Fabric of Plaid Friday

    Metro Creative|Updated Nov 17, 2021

    The holiday season sometimes arrives with a frenetic pace. At the dawn of the holiday season, there seems to be so much to fit into a relatively short period of time, including planning celebrations and shopping. The rush often begins the Friday after American Thanksgiving on a day called Black Friday. Plaid Friday was born out of a recognition that the frenzied nature of Black Friday may not be for everyone. The event was created in Oakland, Calif., to transform holiday...