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St. Patrick – The Man Behind Worldwide Celebration of Irishness

It is ironic but somehow fitting that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, synonymous with all things Irish, when in fact he wasn’t even Irish. Patrick was born around A.D. 390 in Roman Britain to a wealthy family and led a life of casual privilege until he was kidnapped by raiders at the age of 16 and spirited away to Ireland, where he spent more than six windswept, chilly years as a slave tending sheep in the vicinity of Killala.

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Holiday Hope from the Homeless: Members of Outreach Program for Mentally Ill Create Christmas Waltz

Members of a program for the mentally ill homeless gathered with Teaching Artist Leo Schaff to create and perform a Christmas waltz to lift your spirits this holiday season.

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Billy Collins Shines His Poetic Light at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

When the former U.S. Poet Laureate read the phrase "frying pan of yourself/into the fire..." a young child in the audience gave a magnificent whoop. It was the perfect sound effect to punctuate the hot metaphor.

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