As if the holidays weren’t sweet enough, we have another opportunity to enjoy tasty dishes made with pure maple syrup. This is one unique sweet that originated in North America when Native Indians first harvested and boiled the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup. The basic process remains the same. While harvest […]

    December Solstice is officially the first day of winter, the shortest day north of the equator, and the lengthiest day in the south. Celebrations in the north might include the lighting of bonfires or candles to lure back the sun on this day. Some people can’t wait for the colder weather, snow, skiing and ice […]

      In the winter of 1914, The Great War had barely begun, but the soldiers in the trenches were cold, dark, and lonely. It was Christmas Eve when the German soldiers began to sing the well-known carol, “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht,” composed nearly one hundred years before. British soldiers joined in singing in English, and soon […]

        February became National Bird Feeding month in 1994 when Congressman John Porter (R-IL) read the following resolution into the Congressional Record on February 23, 1994, proclaiming February as National Bird Feeding Month. Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird-Feeding […]

          One is hard-pressed to say something new about Martin Luther King. That he was one of the great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement seems, by all accounts, to be an understatement. Individuals fought against his ideals from the day he was born. And following his death, when a few members of Congress thought it […]

            Winnie the Pooh Day takes place on January 18th to celebrate the birth of A. A. Milne in 1882. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian […]

              The Year of the Rabbit ushers in good fortune for 2023! Celebrations for Chinese New Year begin on January 21st, much as the Western New Year begins on December 31st. Because the Asian New Year commences on the second new moon following the winter solstice, it is also known as the Lunar New Year. Some […]

                Aida and her daughter, Jamilla, standing on city sidewalk embracing and smiling

                National Women’s History Month Posted on March 20, 2023 by URBAN PREVUE Local Women-Owned Businesses: Part I Aida’s: A Journey of Generations Aida Sabha began her journey from Mexico City in 1979, where her mother, a role model of independent, strong women, built her successful restaurant and textile businesses. Guillermina Vargas also taught her daughter to be persistent […]

                  Posted on March 20, 2023 by URBAN PREVUE Frou Frou Moves to The Waterfront. Frou Frou, a long-time favorite boutique, is moving at the end of March into their brand-new digs at The Waterfront—a move that is already bringing a March Wave of excitement. Frou Frou is much more than a place to shop. It’s an experience. A […]