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Halloween Special for Seniors

It’s almost that time of year again… the time of year when we all dress like ghouls or ghosts, drink too much “blood” and walk around like zombies. Yes, it’s time to get your Halloween costumes ready and plan your party. Read on, if you need any ideas on costumes and party ideas and how to make Halloween cupcake.

 

Charleston, south Carolina, USA skyline

Focus on South Carolina

So, you are thinking of retiring to someplace new? You may discuss these ideas with your family and friends. Out of the blue, someone may suggest that you retire to South Carolina. You may wonder what is so special about this state. Why not some other state? Well… there is a multitude of reasons why South Carolina is special. Here are five to get you thinking.

Senior couple enjoying mother nature's gift

Celebrating Earth Day with Green Eco Communities

What can you do to Save the Environment and Make a Difference?

April 22nd was Earth Day. This is a day where you and all your friends and family support the environment. This is your chance to organize various activities and festivals to rekindle your commitment to helping save the environment. Earth Day is celebrated around the world by people of different walks of life. If you are concerned about global warming and are willing to save the environment, this is your chance to prove your commitment to the Earth.

Celebrating Thanks Giving

Give Thanks This Year in Durham North Carolina

If the thought of waking up at 5 a.m to roast a turkey sounds more like a chore than a celebration, why not pass on the green bean casserole and pack your bags instead? If you’ve thought about getting family or friends together for a Thanksgiving getaway, Durham makes for the perfect vacation everyone will be thankful for. Home to the Neo-Gothic arches of Duke University, with a cultural convergence of folks from all over the world, a trip to Durham will be a holiday tradition you’ll be gathering for year after year.

It’s no secret that Durham is a dining mecca, and no marshmallow strewn yam recipe will hold a candle to the cornucopia of flavors you’ll uncover all over town. From the chicken and waffles you’ll remember forever, and buttery magic of hush puppies, to lining up for authentic Carolina BBQ, and marveling over artfully styled haute cuisine, this city is the stuff of foodie dreams. If you want to live it up like a local, the best food in town is served on four wheels. With dozens of temptations from gourmet grilled cheese, and global classics, to patisserie style baked goods, It’s easy to “taste” why the food truck scene has gained a cult following of devoted fans.

Giving Thanks By Giving Back

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
-Mother Teresa

The best way to experience gratitude is to give the gift of gratitude. As we gather together with loved ones this season, why not lend a hand, and give someone else a reason to be thankful? Whether it’s a charitable donation, volunteer work, or just buying the car behind you a cup of coffee, there are big rewards in even the smallest deeds. While you plan your Thanksgiving feast with family, and friends, consider these ideas to brighten someone’s day or perhaps change their life.

Extend an invitation to your Thanksgiving table. If you know someone spending the holiday alone, or maybe a single parent with children, bake an extra pumpkin pie, and welcome them into your home. If you’re someone that normally spends the holidays solo, what better way to make new friends, and memories than to create a family atmosphere for your guest. Food is the common denominator for most of us, and is such an organic way to connect with others.

Make Time For You This Holiday Season

Lets face it, the holidays can feel a bit, or rather a lot like a rat race. Fighting crowds , attending parties, hosting family gatherings puts the pressure on, leaving us feeling tired, and anything but relaxed. As you spend this busy time of year giving of yourself, and spreading cheer, don’t forget the greatest gift you’ll give this season, is the gift of making time for you. Admittedly it can be hard to to spend time or money on ourselves, but self care helps us renew, and offer a fresh perspective. Most of you are probably asking yourselves where you’ll find the time to pause, but honestly just ten minutes in a day can make a world of difference.

Creating a morning ritual to meditate, enjoy a cup of coffee, or go for a walk is a way to gather your thoughts, and savor the tranquility before heading out for work, errands, or whatever the day has in store. If venturing out for a morning jog sounds less than appealing, try some gentle yoga stretches to warm the muscles, and feel more focused.

Get a Spicy Jumpstart On Flu Season

You may be able to skip the pharmacy counter, and find some pretty powerful cold, and flu remedies in your own spice cabinet. Medications have their place of course, but often the first line of defense is getting our immune systems up to par going the natural route. Most of us are familiar with good old vitamin C, but many cultures have turned to warming spices like turmeric, and ginger to feed colds, and starve fevers for hundreds of years. Added to smoothies, warmed dairy or non dairy milk or as a tea, experiencing the healing benefits of these spices is simple.

Turmeric with it’s deep golden hue is available as a whole root, or powdered. Known as the main spice in curry power, turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory that many naturopathic practitioners prescribe in place of over the counter ibuprofen. Studies have shown that turmeric may also benefit arthritis sufferers, and slow Alzheimer’s disease by reducing oxidative damage to the brain. As with all spices, make sure you purchase it as fresh as possible.

Nothing is more cozy, and familiar than cinnamon. It’s a signature spice in baked goods, along with having anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. According to WebMD, the medicinal qualities of cinnamon include lowering blood sugar, and cholesterol. One popular remedy for colds, and sore throats is taking cinnamon with raw honey for an antibiotic effect.

A True Rock n Roll Legend Performs

A True Rock n Roll Legend Performs at New Year’s Eve Party at The Candlelight Theatre, Wilmington DE

This New Year’s festivities feature The Drifters featuring Rick Sheppard. Their tunes, including the legendary ‘Under The Boardwalk’ are etched into our adolescent memories.

SPECIAL GUEST: CHI CHI DEVINE singing her hit song “Memory Lane” along with several others.

Rock n Roll entrepreneur Lois Parker is celebrating New Year’s once again at Candlelight. Her packed audiences over the years have rekindled partygoers’ love for ‘The Golden Oldies’.

This New Year’s festivities feature The Drifters featuring Rick Sheppard. Their tunes, including the legendary ‘Under The Boardwalk’ are etched into our adolescent memories. Who can forget ‘This Magic Moment’, ‘Up On The Roof’ and the consistent ladies choice at Aldersgate Canteen during the ’60’s, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’. Aisle Say has seen Rick Sheppard perform. The man has charisma. Parker’s Luray Productions has staged rollicking and memorable Rock & Roll Legends shows at The Grand and other venues in New Castle County. Acts have included Bobby Rydell, Jay Siegal and The Tokens, Bobby Vinton, The Coasters, among tens of others.

She has brought in name acts to Candlelight for New Year’s Eve for the past 4 years. In addition to The Drifters, Rock & Roll legend Chi Chi Devine is a special guest and will sing her signature song ‘Memory Lane’
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The $110.00/per person ticket includes Prime Rib Dinner buffet, open bar for wine and beer, dancing on Candlelight’s stage, hats and a Champagne Toast. The event always sells out. Dinner begins at 7:30.

Call Candlelight today at 302.475-2313 or CandleLightTheatreDelaware.org