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David Myles, Artist of the Week

Runs Dec. 15-19

David MylesDavid Myles (born May 12, 1981) is a Canadian songwriter/performer/recording artist originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Myles lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His music has often been labeled folk jazz, although he prefers simply to call it “roots” music.  An independent artist who self-releases his albums, Myles has been able to gain an increasingly large audience, in part because of his active touring schedule and in part because of his cross-genre musical collaborations, which include a single made with the rapper Classified that became the biggest-selling rap single in the history of Canadian music. » Read more..

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

By Francis P. Church, first published in The New York Sun in 1897. [See The People’s Almanac, pp. 1358–9.]

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: » Read more..

Christmas Seals

Christmas seals are a ‘new’ tradition that originated in Denmark in 1904, when a postal clerk named Einar Holboell sold special stamps for a little more money than the regular stamps. In the United States today, seals of bright and varied designs are sent out to homes by service organizations, and monetary contributions are made to the organization. We place the seals on our Christmas cards and letters as little reminders that the best meaning of Christmas is in thinking of others.

Mummering

Mummering is a tradition which takes place in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, more commonly in small towns and villages rather than large towns and cities. People dress up in costumes and knock on someone’s door and say in a disguised voice, “Are there any Mummers in the night?” or “Any mummers ‘loud in?'”, meaning ‘are mummers allowed in the house?’ Then they sing and dance and have Christmas cake and a cup of something nice before moving on to the next house. In some places, if the host does not guess who the Mummers are, the host must join the Mummers in their merry-making. Going Mummering is a fun Christmas season activity for adults. Mummers usually come out between December 26th and January 6th (The 12 Days of Christmas). However, some come out only before Christmas Day. In some places Mummering is now banned because people used it as an excuse for begging.

TWELVE DAYS TO XMAS

TUNE IN TO THE COAST 89.7 FM EVERY DAY UNTIL DEC. 23rd. TO QUALIFY FOR OUR ‘TWELVE DAYS TO CHRISTMAS’CONTEST.  LISTEN FOR THE CHRISTMAS WORD OF THE DAY AND WHEN YOU HEAR YOUR CUE, CALL 563-5771.  IF YOU ANSWER CORRECTLY, YOUR NAME WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWS, WHICH TAKE PLACE DAILY BETWEEM 8-8:30AM FROM DEC. 13-24TH. » Read more..

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Ticket Giveaway

EaglesListen to the Coast 89.7 Fm for your chance to win tickets to a Cape Breton Screaming Eagles home game.

When your hear your cue, call 902-563-5771 and if you are the correct caller, you’ll win yourself a pair of  tickets to the Screaming Eagles at Centre 200.

 

NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

Other traditions of the season include the making of New Year’s resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The early Babylonian’s most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment. » Read more..

January

January’s birthstone is the garnet which represents constancy. Its birth flower is the cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus The zodiac signs for the month of January are Capricorn (until January 19) and Aquarius (January 20 onwards).