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On the Calendar:  Saturday, 12/6/2014 12:00 PM
A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS! OPEN HOUSE: Come by for the Christmas Open House in Farmerville and walk through our Victorian traditions exhibit, have your photo made with our Victorian Father Christmas, and listen to carolers singing classic Christmas hymns. Other special events will center around Children celebrating Christmases-past! Oh, one more thing: WE WILL BE MAKING SNOW!!! Calendar

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Ray Rices wife on elevator incident: I know this isnt us, and its not him

For the first time since former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for assault, he and his wife, Janay, are speaking out joining Matt Lauer for exclusive interviews airing Monday and Tuesday on TODAY.After being knocked unconscious, Janay says her first reaction was to be done with the relationship.I was furious, Janay told Lauer.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:42:00 GMT
'There has been an awakening': Watch the trailer for new Star Wars movie

After years of anticipation, the Force is finally with us again.The long-awaited first trailer for the new Star Wars movie hit the internet Friday morning, teasing fans about the franchises seventh installment: The Force Awakens.A montage of quick cuts, the trailer opens with an ominous voice-over and a desert landscape.There has been an awakening, a voice intones. Have you felt it?






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:42:00 GMT
In-flight entertainment: Watch this flight attendant rock Lordes Royals

American Airlines flight attendant Robynn Shayne provided some serious in-flight entertainment when she serenaded passengers with a cover of Lordes Royals and later landed a rave review from Lorde herself.Shayne's colleague, Nick Stracener, posted the video Sunday on YouTube, where the video has accumulated more than 47,000 page views.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Up, pup, and away! Photographer lets leaping dogs fly

German photographer and dog lover Julia Christe captured many different breeds of dog in mid-flight. The dogs were dropped onto a mattress from the arms of their off-camera owners, and showed their finest "vogue" faces as they struck mid-air poses for the camera.Christe snapped pics of all sorts of bouncing bowsers, from huskies to beagles. But wait where's the AIREdale??






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:32:00 GMT
The best gift doesnt come in a box, it is the box

After tracking down the perfect toy only to see the kid abandon it to play with the box instead, what parent hasnt thought: Why didnt we just give them the boxes instead?If you have, youre not alone. One in seven parents report their kids played longer with Christmas present packaging than the toys inside, according to the 2012 Ribena Plus Play Report.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:29:22 GMT
Sugar rehab: New treatment for not-so-sweet addiction

Sandie Leonard couldnt wait to get her next fix. She would wake up with cravings and search her hiding spots when she felt low in her kitchen, her car, her desk at school.Leonards drug of choice? Sugar.Little Debbie was my best friend, she said, adding that she ate at least box a day of Swiss rolls, fudge rounds or cupcakes. She was always in my car with me.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:51:00 GMT
Jimmy Fallon, Rashida Jones parody top pop hits in holiday medley

Jimmy Fallon brought the holiday spirit Thursday night when he and Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones gave fans the gift of parodying pop hits by Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Nicki Minaj, among others.On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the host joined Jones and The Roots in a powerhouse medley that began with a take on Meghan Trainors All About That Bass.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:35:24 GMT
Black Friday shoppers flock into stores

Four out of 10 American shoppers are starting their holiday hunt for bargains today on Black Friday. Videos of crushes in stores are already popping up online. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMT
Woman finds grandmother's lost ring in amazing 'God wink' coincidence

Every once in a while, a normal, everyday situation suddenly turns into a life-changing event or divine coincidence. Author Squire Rushnell calls these "God winks," and one TODAY viewer, Tyler Wynkoop, shared his experience with a God wink in Alliance, Ohio, when his grandmother experienced something amazing.






Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:07:00 GMT
Black Friday survival guide: 7 apps to help you shop

If you're planning to brave the crowds for Black Friday shopping, download these apps to help keep track of your spending, locate your family, and easily use loyalty and rewards cards.1. ParkmobileUse your phone to pay for parking at private and public parking lots, airports, stadiums and even on the street.Download the appfor iPhoneDownload the app for Windows Phone2.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:05:00 GMT
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