Archive for the "Holiday" category

Merry Armenian Christmas

by Beth Shepherd
( January 5th, 2015 )

To my friends here in the U.S., and overseas, who celebrate Armenian Christmas on January 6: Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ (Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund).

Armenian Christmas costume...

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Twas the Afternoon Before Christmas

by Beth Shepherd
( December 24th, 2014 )

Twas the afternoon before Christmas.
And all through the house, not a creature was stirring (or so we thought).
The child was nestled all snug in her bed (as it turns out, not so much).
And mamma in her apron with Big Papa by her …

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Backstage at PNB’s Nutcracker

by Beth Shepherd
( December 23rd, 2014 )

2014 is the swan song for PNB’s distinctive Nutcracker.  After 31 years, the brainchild of Founding Director Kent Stowell and beloved children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, bids adieu to northwest audiences. Next year there will be a new take on Pacific …

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