The birth of Christ in Bethlehem is among the most celebrated moments in world history. Editor Emeritus Janine Pumilia gives us a history lesson on the holiday's history and evolution, reminding us of the true reason for the season.

Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift or an excuse to get out this winter, our region's locally owned businesses are ready to cater – and they're finding all sorts of ways to provide just what you're looking for, just how you want it.

Locally owned restaurants need all the help they can get right now. Even if you can’t visit in person, there are plenty of ways to still enjoy an exciting new dish and a creative pairing with an alcoholic drink. We found eight local choices that are simply too tempting to resist.

There’s something special about the harvest season, as we reap the bounty of yet another summer. And what’s fall without a trip to the country, to find a taste of the land? Explore some of the family farms, beautiful country drives and irresistible flavors that await when you pack up the family and hit the open road.

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