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Indy Calendar, Dec. 2-8, 2011

 Friday, Dec. 2   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m-noon, tidepool Bracelet w. Linda Ames; 2-4 p.m., silk scarf w. Olivia Batchelder www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030.  Also Saturday.   Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival. 10 a.m-6 p.m. Adults...

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Church Hosts Alternative Holiday Market, Gearing Up for Giving, Gardening in Confined Spaces, Transition Laguna Hosts Film ‘Forks Over Knives' and Patriot Shares Her Account.

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Seniors Share a Holiday Meal, Brunch Honors Clinic Supporters and Growing Green Initiative at Aliso

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Taking Stock

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town After months of speculation, the Federal Reserve finally announced that it would begin reducing its money-easing program of buying bonds. Rather than any abrupt termination of these popular activities, it will modestly taper its monthly purchases...

Pet Peeves

Christmas Past By Mark D. Crantz The holidays can be a time of mixed feelings. It’s a joyous time of year for retailers and not so much for the rest of us, who are in a frenzy to make each retailer happier than the next. This year my wife’s secret Santa, which she doesn’t keep a...

Village Matters

Life-changing Christmas By Ann Christoph For all you kids out there whose parents won’t let you have your own phone, or the latest computer game—I’m here to put that in perspective.  I not only had to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways, but our family was the last in my...

Wisdom Workout

 Finding Home The Christmas season seems to generate emotional intensity for many. When I was a teenager growing up in New York, I remember the stark black tree limbs covered with clinging snow, the crunch of frozen white crystals under my feet, and the bitter cold that seemed to...

Keeping the Spirit Alive

  The world had been sad since Christmas went away. The lack of Christmas spirit made it just go away. Outside there seemed to be no horizon. The ocean and the sky were gray. No wind. The house and its lack of light made the shadows that followed Aiden seem darker. The...

Taking Stock

Will There Be A Santa Claus Rally? Retail sales picked up last month, Santa should be coming, the Federal Reserve may soon unleash its “taper” and it’s Friday the Thirteenth. That’s time to play Scrooge and ask if this robust year in the stock market has taken us into a “bubble.”...