Author Archives: Pete Perry


A Peek into the In-Between

A Peek into the In-Between It’s that in-between time again. Not quite winter yet not exactly spring, late February and early March sometimes feel like a waiting game. We even have a whole holiday dedicated to watching a small fuzzy marmot come out of a hole to predict whether winter will continue or if spring […]

Stories for the Thanksgiving Table


3 Tales from America’s Hometown We’re pretty sure you’ve heard at least one famous story out of America’s Hometown, especially at this time of year. After all, this seaside village has bragging rights to the first Thanksgiving. But there are plenty of stories from where it all began that don’t involve cranberry sauce, and there’s […]

STEP RIGHT UP! How America Redefined Summer Amusement


Cotton Candy. Carnival Games. Roller Coasters What’s an American summer without a trip to the Fair? From small towns to big cities, countless families celebrate the annual summer tradition of a night at the amusement park. Small traveling carnival or major theme park, it’s the stuff childhood memories are made from. Can you remember winning […]

AMERICANA: Digging Down To Our Country’s Roots

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Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing. It lets us escape to an idyllic place and time, colored by memories and created by imagination and impressions. Whether such a picture perfect world ever truly existed is hardly the point. Nostalgia gives us nothing but the good ‘ole days. A simpler time of dirt country roads, quaint […]

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From Banned to Beloved: Christmas and Giving in America

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From Banned to Beloved Christmas and Giving in America The best way to wish your neighbor well over the holidays may be up for contentious debate, but the modern American tradition of giving generously in December isn’t. Did you know that America and Christmas actually got off to a rocky start?  In fact, the holiday […]

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