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Halloween for Grown-Ups – Beyond Witches and Ghosts

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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October is a busy month for Rip Claassen, owner of The American Backstage Company in Alexandria, Virginia. Year round his company, which both rents and

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Up The Irish: Grand Books For St. Pat’s Day

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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St. Patrick’s Day means different things to people. To some, it means lots of green beer and partying. To others, it’s an important way of

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Wearin’ Of The Green in Books

Friday, March 16th, 2012
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It’s impossible to calculate the ramifications of the potato blight in mid-nineteenth century Ireland. The Great Irish Famine led not only to the death of

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Kiss Me, I’m An Irish Author

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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There’s a great tradition of storytelling in Irish culture. In the old days, bards were well- respected in Hibernian society. They were part of the

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Faith And Begorrah: St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
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t’s that time again for green frosting on cupcakes and pins that read “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” Fortunately, there are also some wonderful children’s books

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Red Cabbage Slaw to Add Color to Any St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, March 14th, 2010
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Crunch, crunch, crunch. Making this is a no-brainer and takes only minutes. It lasts in the fridge for a few days too. Thinly slice red

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P.J. Clarke’s—An Institution on Third Avenue

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
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P.J. Clarke’s has begun its countdown to St. Patrick’s Day. And while that celebration always packs them in to this popular Third Avenue bar and

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