Article on page 7 of the 03/16 Express.
The Friends of the Stillwater Free Library will be hosting an Irish Festival at 1pm on Sunday, March 1st at the United Church Fellowship Hall. This all-ages event is sure to be fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the celebration will help fund the many important projects and programs that take place at the Stillwater Free Library.
The entire article is in the February 26th issue.
In the Irish half of this writer’s lineage, it’s often called “Little Christmas;” but it is much more than that. (Nor is it little.)
The feast of the Epiphany, or "appearance" of the Christ, traditionally on January 6, in Western Christendom not only predates Christmas Day as a celebration of the coming of a Savior into history, by at least a hundred years. What is more, that “Little” is a bit ironic: because in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar the feast in a way “outranked” December 25 for centuries until our own time, in 1970. The feast is still of about equal dignity.
Read the entire article in the Dec. 18th issue of the Express.