The Glen Rock Book of the Dead by Marion WinikIn her author’s note, Marion Winik writes that in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, “people build altars to their loved ones . . . they go to the cemetery and stay all night, praying, singing, drinking, wailing. They tell the sad stories and the noble ones; they eat cookies shaped like skeletons. They celebrate and mourn at once.” Striking that balance, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead presents snapshot portraits of The Jeweler, The Driving Instructor, The Bad Influence, The Queen of New Jersey—and roughly fifty others who have touched Winik’s life, from her son’s second grade teacher to Keith Haring. Tied together by the inimitable, poignant voice of Winik, these losses form not only an autobiography but a story of our time, delivering a lyrical journey that ultimately raises the spirits.
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Santa trains: 10 ways to ride with ol' St. Nick in N.J., beyond
Every year, New Jersey's railroads get decked out in their holiday best to offer special Christmas-themed rides for the whole family. Though these trains don't go all the way to the North Pole, most include a visit with Mr. Claus, along with treats, caroling, and stories. One storybook Santa train invites kids to wear their pajamas and hear a classic Christmas story read aloud on the rails, while another ferries passengers to a Christmas tree farm. Nighttime rides pm are scheduled for December 1, 8, and
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Glen Rock Fire Co Christmas Train Garden - Very Cool
As sure as malls hoist up Christmas lights and assemble North Pole displays for the throngs of children waiting on Santa this holiday, local railroads are doing the same. Whether they're modeled after the beloved "Polar Express" train of children's literature and film , or simply equipped with a jelly-bellied Saint Nick, Santa trains — which promise at least one visit from the man himself — are swiftly selling out across the state and throughout the region. Some start chugging along this weekend. Here are 10 places to ride the rails with Santa this season. While some tickets have sold out, coach seat tickets are still up for grabs at the Whippany Railway Museum's Santa Claus Special.
Steaming Into History. December Back in the autumn of , when the Everett Railroad first started running its lovely little , 11, and I went out to Hollidaysburg to photograph her and her crew, I met Stephen Lane, at the time one of her regular firemen and now a qualified engineer. Stephen grew up in Three Springs, Pa. Steam Into History began as one man's dream to recreate the experience of traveling as Abraham Lincoln did when the 16th president came through York County on his way to Gettysburg in November of , bound to dedicate the national cemetery at the site of the turning-point battle in the Civil War. After that initial foray, for whatever reason, I did not go back for four years, almost to the day.
There's something magical about a train ride around the holidays, especially if there's an opportunity to meet The Big Man in Red himself. York County and the surrounding area are home to several attractions where you can board a passenger car for a wintertime excursion to remember. You can sign along with Santa, take part in special family activities and pick out a Christmas tree during these special seasonal rides. The Glen Rock Carolers have been delighting crowds during Christmas for years. This holiday season, the caped carolers will perform at Steam Into History's station before boarding the train for a ride through the scenic York County countryside.