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Notes, comments and observations from the Lifestyle and Entertainment desk by Lifestyle Editor Aixa Torregrosa-Vazquez.

Thursday, December 23, 2010



This photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows, Hudson, a four-year-old polar bear enjoying some holiday treats hidden in a 10-foot balsam fir tree a the Brookfield Zoo, Dec. 22, 2010 in Brookfield, Ill. Hudson's tree was adorned with fish, lettuce, peanut butter, apples, and meat.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Captivating eyes

This owl's eyes seem to have a hypnotic effect .... don't look for too long.

A great gray owl screws his head at the zoo in Muenster, Germany, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Garden Club decks the homes

Many people draw inspiration form holiday displays. Here's an opportunity to view others' work and get inspired to do you own displays and decoration.
The Norristown Garden Club holds it 61st Holiday House Tour from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets are $25. Featured are homes in our area. For ticket information, call (610) 279-0555. For more information about the club, check and to view photos of past shows.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Marking World AIDS Day

Across the globe many marked World AIDS Day. Clockwise from the right, a attendee listens to speeches of acting Afghan Health Minister Suraya Dalil, unseen, during a ceremony marking the World AIDS Day in Kabul, Afghanistan; people take condoms from a big billboard during events for World Aids Day in Athens; Indian children affected with HIV participate in an awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Mumbai, India; a volunteer of the Indian Red Cross Society lights a candle during an HIV and AIDS awareness rally ahead of World AIDS Day in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura; A red ribbon hangs from the the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov., 30, 2010, to commemorate World Aids Day; Filipino health workers and volunteers release red and white balloons after marching through Manila streets to mark World AIDS Day; A red ribbon hangs from the Puerta de Alcala to commemorate World Aids Day; Zimbabwean Big Brother contestant Munyaradzi Chidzonga, right, takes an HIV test in Harare, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The United States launched a program in Zimbabwe Wednesday to encourage testing for HIV infection and the U.S. ambassador, local musicians, broadcast personalities and soccer stars all took tests to publicize the occasion; Students of the American University of Beirut hug each other during the "Free Hugs: Hugging is really not contagious" campaign as they commemorate World AIDS Day at the AUB campus in Beirut, Lebanon. ALL ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

Happy Hanukkah!!

I love this Sephardic Hanukkah song ... enjoy