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Carina in tree webThanksgiving is this week and I do hope you all have a great one. With this, it means that cities throughout the valley are getting ready for their Christmas tree lightings and parades. If you get a chance, visit one, or more, of these and celebrate with your community. It’s a wonderful time of year, and it’s even better when we have the chance to spend it with others.

During this time of year, I like to reminisce back to my younger years. Back to gathering at my grandparents’ house. Eating whatever veggies were brought in from the field within the last week – plus the customary green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and ham. My aunt always made a white cake with coconut – very reminiscent of your traditional Italian cake.


We would gather late in the morning, eat lunch, and sometimes stuck around for leftovers for dinner.

These days – with work and family obligations – I tend to enjoy a more quieter holiday season, but I still miss those days of a house full of people, sharing stories, laughing, watching TV, putting puzzles together, eating all day, walking around the farm seeing what kind of mischief we could get into.

I hope y’all have a great Thanksgiving holiday and take time to remember what you are thankful for.


As always – we enjoy hearing from you. Tell us what you have been up to this season. Let us know what you are doing for your community, or what you are discovering about you community.

If you are doing something special for others this holiday season, or having an event in your park, we want to know. Even after the holiday season, we want to share your news.

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