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The gifts are unwrapped. The fridge is packed with colorful Tupperware containers containing untold quantities of unspecified leftovers. “Batteries not included” has become profanity in your home (or at least inspires it). Your family’s version of Cousin Eddie from “Christmas Vacation,” who came on Christmas Eve for the night, is still on your couch in his boxers with a beer in his hand.
The New Year is a time for starting fresh and making resolutions, some of which we keep and most of which we don’t. This year go beyond the “lose weight, exercise more” typical resolutions and add some “green” ones.
As last night was Christmas Eve services and today is Christmas I am not going to do much but give you a recipe. I am spending this time with family and all I will do is wish you a happy holidays. To my Jewish friends I hope that your Hanukkah was awesome, to those who celebrate Boxing Day in Canada, have a great day, to those who celebrate Kwanza many happy wishes to you. And to anyone else just a joyous Noel, and we will be back on next week for the last of the 2014. Have a great week.
This weeks recipe: Holiday Jello
We have a special show for you today. We have a surprise visit from Santa, holiday greetings from town staff, and a wonderful compilation of Channel 18 photos from 2014.
A drug investigation at a local eatery nets four arrests, the Department of Public Works is getting some new equipment, and Cape Cod Community College is closed while some work is being done.
Sometimes, satire can help us to understand the world around us. The best example of influential satire that I’ve ever read is George Orwell’s Animal Farm which lampooned communism. While I’ll never threaten Orwell in this realm, I hope that readers will find this satire a bit amusing and more than a little relevant to the Cape Wind saga.
Barnstable Police Department’s Community Impact Unit is hoping a grant will help expand their program, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Czajkowski announces she will be leaving after this school year, and we have tips on how to save money on your electric bill, even with holiday decorations.
Details from last night's Town Council meeting on this episode of Barnstable Today.
By Jack Sheedy
Our hero, Thomas J. McSheey, adjunct English professor at Stonycliff College, penned the following introduction to a lecture he traditionally presented to his Creative Writing students at the beginning of each new semester. It was unearthed in the college’s archives, along with a flask of whisky, a pouch of pipe tobacco, and a rejection letter from a book publisher.
Walking the Plank
(Musical accompaniment: “La Mer” by Debussy)