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Christmas traditions around the world: Philippines

People in the Philippines like to celebrate Christmas for as long as possible. The playing of Christmas carols in shops can start in September. The formal Christmas celebrations start on December 16 when many people go the first of nine pre-dawn or...

 

Wrangell T&H students' letters to Santa on what they are Thankful for:

Amy, I’m thankful for my little baby brother. His name is Lee Charles, like my dad’s name. Annika, I’m thankful for my house and my tree house. I’m thankful for my heart. Chandler, I’m thankful for my remote control and pictures also....

 

How to cut back on holiday waste

The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that household waste increases by more than 25 percent during the...

 

Creative ways to reuse Christmas cards

Roughly 1.6 billion Christmas cards, including boxed cards, are purchased in a given year. That’s quite a lot of cards to address and mail, and many festive greetings for recipients to read and display. With so much money and effort put into...

 

The Way We Were

December 27, 1917: Ernest and Leonard Campbell, who left Wrangell a few weeks ago for the purpose of enlisting, are now both in uniform. Ernest Campbell has enlisted in the Navy and is stationed at Bremerton. Leonard Campbell has enlisted in the...

 

The Way We Were

December 20, 1917: A sale of doll clothes and candy will be held at the city hall Friday (tomorrow) afternoon for the benefit of the Red Cross. Tea and chocolate with the proper accompaniments will be served from 3 to 5 for the sum of 15 cents. And...

 

The Way We Were

December 13, 1917: Nicholas Nussbaumer writes the publisher of the Sentinel that he arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thanksgiving Day in time for a good turkey dinner. Following is an excerpt from his letter: “Some of my boy-hood friends are in my...

 

The Way We Were

December 6, 1917: Bishop R.J Crimont who last July was consecrated the first Bishop of Alaska for the Catholic Church is a genuine Sourdough. Recently he paid his first visit to Wrangell since his consecration. From Wrangell he went to Ketchikan wher...

 

Reflections

A film about the life of Baha’u’llah, Prophet and Founder of the Baha’i Faith, will be shown on Fri., Nov. 24, at 6 pm in the Stikine Fireview Room. This is a follow up event in recognition of the 200th anniversary of His birth, held...

 

The Way We Were

November 29, 1917: Several local mariners have called our attention to an error in our report of the Mariposa wreck. The Sentinel stated that the wreck occurred at a place that is out of the usual course of traffic. This is not true. Any large vessel...

 

The Way We Were

November 22, 1917: The Wrangell chapter of the Red Cross raised $104 for Christmas packets for soldiers. By Christmas the United States will have 1 million men under arms. The Red Cross has, in addition to its many other labors in humanitarian work,...

 

The Way We Were

November 8, 1917: A cry of distress was heard in Wrangell about 10 o’clock Tuesday night when a passenger off the Dispatched walked off the Columbia and Northern dock, falling into four feet of water. The traveler had been seen uptown for several...

 

The way we were

November 1, 1917: Beginning with tomorrow Nov. 2, letter postage will be three cents. Postals and post cards will be two cents. Drop letters in towns without carrier service will remain one cent. November 6, 1942: The appearance of the three horses...

 

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