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Since this column will run on Halloween, I thought it might be interesting to see how this celebration has evolved and how we might add to our current traditions. There is a common thread among the many articles written about the origin of Halloween. The celebration is truly an amalgamation of multiple cultural and religious celebrations that have evolved over centuries and continents.

I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.

Easter morning woke quietly across the valley, painting the sky with the soft glow of peaches ripening in the heat of summer. As the rays of the rising sun kissed the mountain tops, the wash of peach turned the shimmering, snowy peaks a fiery orange.

Wild hair and hats were common sights at Westside Elementary March 2 for “Crazy Hat and Hair Day,” the annual “Read Across America” tradition honoring Theodore Geisl — Dr. Seuss.