WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cut down and stolen, a symbol of the holiday season is now missing from its place on the West Springfield Town Common. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt told 22News that the Christmas tree at the gazebo on the Common has been stolen. …WWLP.COM
“My estimation is if we do continuous cooking, we should feed 8,000 to 10,000 people a day easily,” said Ghafoor, who runs M&M Garages, on Snowdon Road, Middlesbrough. “We could even get up to 15,000.”..
Did you know, for example, that Christmas used to be illegal in Massachusetts and much of New England? And it remained taboo in that part of the country until at least 1870, when the Feds declared it a national holiday.
Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
In practical terms, Montgomery schools will still be closed for the Christian and Jewish holidays, as in previous years, and students will still get the same days off, as planned. more: msn.