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Farmington, Maine, Throws Annual Parade for the Inventor of Earmuffs [Video]

Chester Greenwood was just fifteen years old when he invented earmuffs in 1873, known at the time as “Champion Ear Protectors.” Since then, his legacy has lived on in his hometown of Farmington, Maine, whose residents throw him a parade every year out of pure gratitude.

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Winter Wonderland Open House at Grand Rapids Downtown Market is Wednesday

Grand Rapids Downtown Market will hold a Winter Wonderland Open House on December 9. The event features visits with Santa, activities, special deals, and an extra hour of shopping.

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Christmas Vacation Collectibles via Amazon
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5 Great Presents for the Christmas Fanatic in Your Life

Christmas is coming, but some of us have been celebrating the holiday season for nearly a month. It can be tough to purchase presents for people who really like Christmas, because we already have mass quantities of Christmas essentials. Luckily, I've compiled a list of five presents that will thrill the most devoted Christmas fanatics on your list.

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Baby Abandoned in Nativity Scene Might Get Adopted by Church Members

Last week, a church in Queens received quite a surprise when a young woman abandoned her newborn baby at the church's nativity scene. Now, it looks as though several parishioners are interested in adopting the child.

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Freshpet via YouTube
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Holiday Feast for Dogs (and a Cat) Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit [Video]

With Thanksgiving less than 24 hours away, here's a video of some canines (and one cat) enjoying a holiday feast to get you into the spirit.

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“All I Want for Christmas Is You” Is Now a Children’s Book

Step aside, Polar Express! Mariah Carey's hit song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is now an adorable picture book.

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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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New John Lewis Christmas Commercial Is Sure to Make You Emotional [Video]

Every year, British retailer John Lewis releases its holiday advert, and this year's commercial is making all kinds of people incredibly emotional.

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Meijer Releases Black Friday Deals

Meijer is giving a sneak peek at their upcoming Black Friday deals!

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Defense Logistics Agency Feeds U.S. Troops For the Holidays

U.S. military service members deployed away from home will still enjoy a hearty Christmas meal, with all the trimmings, thanks to the efforts of Defense Logistics Agency troop support subsistence efforts.

More than 31,000 pounds of beef, 21,000 pounds of ham, 29,000 pounds of turkey, 840 gallons of eggnog and 6,000 pies are already on hand to feed American service members in Afghanistan on Christmas Day, said Anthony Amendolia, customer operations chief for Europe and the Middle East region.

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100.5 The River’s December 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

Nat King Cole's 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)'

Josh Groban's 'O' Holy Night'

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At Home for the Holidays: Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bread

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

I know I’m not the only one that becomes absolutely pumpkin obsessed around the holidays.

Am I right?

There is just something about the season that makes me want to consume pumpkin in every single form.

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