Toys for Tots

November 25, 2018

How one Marine’s dream became a foundation for hope On a damp and chilly Christmas Eve in 2007, two Marines in dress-blue uniforms parked their government vehicle outside a dilapidated duplex in Portland, Oregon. Inside, a woman and her teenage daughter were watching from a window, anxiously awaiting the Marines’ arrival. Telling her other six children to stay put and not look outside, the woman walked out to meet the Marines with her eldest daughter.

There to play the role of Santa Claus, the Marines introduced themselves and exchanged pleasantries. When they …

Festive Events Out West

November 25, 2018

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season throughout Ruralite territory ALASKA Saturday, December 1, through Wednesday, January 8 Christmas in Ice, North Pole Christmas …

Keeping Memories Alive

November 25, 2018

In seconds they are lost forever—our homes, our dreams, our irreplaceable heirlooms and precious photographs—memories devoured by roaring winds, racing …

Stocking Stuffers for Anyone Who Camps

November 25, 2018

Stocking stuffers are often an afterthought. But they don’t have to be. This year, break the cycle of sweets, books, knickknacks—and …

Festive Holiday Treats

Savory and sweet party foods will wow your guests and set a festive mood Candy Cane Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels One bag of pretzels, soft or hard, any size 12 ounces solid dark chocolate, such as Ghirardelli’s dark melting wafers 1 …

Southern-Touch Thanksgiving

These dishes marry rich Southern flavors for a twist on traditional holiday food Pumpkin Pie Parfaits 12 ounces fresh or canned pumpkin purée 2 24-ounce cans heavy cream coconut milk, unmixed 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon …

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