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Mangia e Bevi Ristorante's fifth annual charity event, BACIO (Because a Cure is Obtainable), will take place from Jan. 3 to 30. A three-course dinner menu will be offered for $40 featuring traditional Italian cuisine.

'Twas the night before Christmas, time for a treat

I love Christmas Eve. The tree's decorated, the presents are wrapped, A Christmas Carol is on TV and it's time to relax with your family in anticipation of the big day to come.

Snowflake adds sparkle

PUT an elegant spin on this year's holiday decorating with a simple yet stunning snowflake ornament. This little beauty will add a seasonal sparkle to any yuletide green in a chic and understated manner.

It's a new era for wool underwear

WHEN I first visited the Icebreaker website, there was an image of an attractive and apparently naked woman cuddling a large horned sheep.

A history of the holly tree

THERE are many plants associated with the myths of Christmas but few have such a long and varied history like the venerable holly tree does, unless of course you are a gardener who has the unlucky task of picking up holly leaves without the benefit o
Revive your spirit with spirits

Revive your spirit with spirits

SO your Christmas goodwill is steadily draining away thanks to the granny who stole the parking spot you patiently signalled for (then flipped you the bird), the dearth of Lego Harry Potter sets within Metro Vancouver limits, and your husband, who as
Christmas Market is a hit

Christmas Market is a hit

LOWER Mainland residents are blessed when it comes to annual holiday attractions.

Make time for rituals

RITUALS are a touchstone for our children. It's important to make time for ritual over the holiday. Ritual sounds so ponderous and overwhelming that the idea of incorporating rituals into our busy lives seems a little over the top.

The gift that keeps on giving

Homeless Partners gives hope to those in need

Bring a new friend home for the holidays

All they want for Christmas is a home
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