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Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

As the sun rose upon Schenley Park on Friday, the park filled with hundreds ready to pray and celebrate. Children played at the petting zoo and three colorful bounce houses, and got their faces painted while parents bought food from the surrounding food trucks to celebrate Eid al-Fitr — a holiday marki...

Soldiers and Sailors celebrates Memorial Day

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial held their annual Memorial Day Celebration offering activities like face painting and bounce houses while attendees and veterans paid their respects to soldiers. (Photo by Sam Weber | Staff Writer)

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Butler-local Tom McKay, an ex-Marine, stood outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday to experience the museum’s annual celebration for the first time. He described the day as a “sweeping experience.” Red, white and blue T-shirts and flags were scattered across the front lawn of So...

Column: Feeding you the truth about Thanksgiving

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Jaime Viens / Contributing Editor

November 20, 2017

Each year we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November — we eat turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes to commemorate the 1621 feast at which Pilgrims and Wampanoags peacefully gathered in Plymouth, Massachusetts. And every year since, Americans have put aside their own family...

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